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NetVault Backup Plug-in for Standard Encryption 11.4 - User Guide

Installing the plug-in

You can install the plug-in simultaneously on multiple machines by using the configuration wizard. Alternatively, you can install a plug-in on a single client from the Manage Clients page.

The following sections describe the different procedures that you can use to install the plug-in:

On Windows-based machines, you can use the push installation method to install the plug-ins on several machines at the same time. You can perform push installations from the NetVault Backup WebUI.

Before you start the push installation procedure, verify that the following requirements are met:

Copy the packages to a shared location: Copy the client and plug-in packages to a shared location. Only CIFS shares are currently supported as package stores. The path must be accessible to the NetVault Backup Server and all target machines where you want to install the packages.
Configure a package store in NetVault Backup: After copying the installation packages, configure the shared location details in NetVault Backup. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.
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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Software/Add Clients.
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On the Select Software/Add Clients page, select Install NetVault software on remote machines.
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In the Package Store list, select the repository that contains the installation packages that you want to deploy.
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To add plug-in packages, click Add NetVault plug-in package.
In the Select Packages for Deployment dialog box, select the check boxes corresponding to the “.npk” binary files that you want to use. The files names are listed in the following table (where x‑x‑x‑x represents the version, build, and platform numbers).

CAST-128

cst-x-x-x-x.npk

CAST-256

cst2-x-x-x-x.npk

AES-256

aes-x-x-x-x.npk

Click OK, and then click Next.
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On the Machines to Have NetVault Software Installed page, click Choose Machines, and select From available machines.
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On the NetVault Machine Details tab, select the client that you want to add, and click OK.
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To submit the task, click Install Software/Add Clients.
You can monitor the progress and status of the task from the Deployment Task Status page. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

On Linux-based machines, you can use the configuration wizard to install the plug-in on multiple clients at the same time.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Plugins.
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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the clients on which you want to install the plug-in.
3
Click Choose Plug-in File, and in the browse window, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in (on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website).
The files names are listed in the following table, where x‑x‑x‑x represents the version, build, and platform numbers.

CAST-128

cst-x-x-x-x.npk

CAST-256

cst2-x-x-x-x.npk

AES-256

aes-x-x-x-x.npk

From the Manage Clients page, you can install a plug-in on a single client.

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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Manage.
4
Click Choose Plug-in File, and in the browse window, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in (on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website).

CAST-128

cst-x-x-x-x.npk

CAST-256

cst2-x-x-x-x.npk

AES-256

aes-x-x-x-x.npk

Removing the plug-in

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In the NetVault Backup Clients list, select the client, and click Manage.
4
Click the Remove Plugin button ().

 

Configuring the plug-in

Configuring default settings

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On the Configuration page, click Server or Client Settings, as applicable.
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Under Plugins, click Encryption.

Encrypt ALL Backups on this Client

After the Plug‑in for Standard Encryption or Plug‑in for Advanced Encryption is installed on a client, you can do either of the following:

To enable encryption for all backups, select this check box. When you enable encryption for all backups, you cannot change the setting on a per-job basis.

For more information about enabling encryption for specific backups, see Performing job-level encryption.

Encryption Key String

Type the string that serves as the encryption key for the NetVault Backup machine.

Different platforms allow varying characters and password lengths. Quest recommends that you use passwords of 32 characters or less. You can use characters from the following set: “A–Z”, “a–z”, “0–9”, and “_”. Key strings that do not conform to these specifications may work on one platform but may be invalid in another environment.

Available Encryption Algorithms

Select the encryption algorithm that you want to use for backups and restores. Depending on the products that you have installed, the list includes the following options: CAST-128, CAST-256, and AES-256.

 

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