Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Failed to send SMTP (2AFC) for CA BrightStor ARCServe Back

This error was getting thrown after every backup my system does. BrightStor used to send me emails when it finished a backup job but at some point in time it started failing.

The simple fix for this is to add in a hosts entry for the SMTP server. Even though I specified an IP address for my SMTP server this fix worked.

To add in a hosts record open Notepad or whatever text editor you love and then open the file "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc\hosts". Notice there is no extension on this file.

If you have your \Windows directory located on a partition other than "C:" use "%windir%\System32\Drivers\Etc\hosts".

6 comments:

Jayson said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.... This solved my problem.

Anonymous said...

superb, solved my prob..

Thanks a bunch...

MaidenMan said...

Thanks!!! Now works!!!

solved my problem!!!

Anonymous said...

Solved for me too - Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Admin2380

This works great for my problem

Jaseko said...

Muchas gracias!!!