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NetVault 11.3 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Configuring storage devices Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in table view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing tape libraries in table view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in table view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user accounts Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Backup Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault Backup
About configuring default settings Configuring encryption settings Configuring plug-in options Configuring default settings for post-scripts Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in Configuring Deployment Manager Settings Configuring Job Manager settings Configuring Logging Daemon settings Configuring Media Manager settings Configuring Network Manager settings Configuring Process Manager settings Configuring RAS device settings Configuring Schedule Manager settings Configuring Web Service settings Configuring Auditor Daemon settings Configuring firewall settings Configuring general settings Configuring security settings Synchronizing NetVault Time Configuring default settings for global notification methods Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using NetVault Configurator Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Checking communication through a firewall

When adding a client that resides outside the firewall, you can perform a firewall test to check if the server and client can communicate through the firewall. You can also perform this test to check connectivity for existing clients.

To check connectivity for existing clients, open the Manage Clients page. Select the client, and then click Firewall Test.
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In the Check Connection dialog box, provide the following details.

NetVault Client Name

For new clients, type the NetVault Backup name of the machine.

For existing clients, the name is displayed as a read-only property.

NetVault Client Address

For new clients, type the IP address of the machine.

For existing clients, the IP address is displayed as a read-only property.

UDP Port

The default UDP port for NetVault Backup. It is set to 20031. If you have configured NetVault Backup to use a different port, change this value.

TCP Port

The default UDP port for NetVault Backup. It is set to 20031. If you have configured NetVault Backup to use a different port, change this value.

Timeout

The timeout interval is set to 15 seconds by default.

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Click Test. This command checks if TCP, UDP, and messaging connectivity is available between the server and client, and displays the result in the dialog box.

Adding a server as a client

To allow a NetVault Backup Server to function as a client to a different server, you must enable the setting This machine may be added as a client to a server on the server.

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In the Navigation pane, click Change Settings, and then on the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under System and Security, click Security. In the Security dialog box, configure the following setting:
This machine may be added as a client to a server: The security settings on a NetVault Backup Server prevent the server from being added as a client to a different server. To allow a NetVault Backup Server to function as a client to a different serve, select this check box.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Removing a client from the list of available clients

If the list of available clients includes a machine that is no longer in use, you can use the following procedure to remove it from the list.

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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the defunct client, and click Remove.
If this error is displayed, click Force Removal in the Error dialog box to remove the client.

Managing clients

This section includes the following topics:

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