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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

NetVault Backup Service fails to start on Windows

The NetVault Backup Service fails to start on a Windows-based NetVault Backup Server.

Check the Windows Event Viewer to see if it displays the following message:

PDT FATAL: lock file “postmaster.pid” already exists

NetVault Backup cannot start if the PostgreSQL database that is used to store the system data does not start. To correct this issue, delete the “postmaster.pid” file from the location referenced in the log and restart the NetVault Backup Server.

NetVault Backup Service fails to start after the machine is restarted

After restarting the machine, the NetVault Backup Service sometimes fails to start on a Windows-based NetVault Backup Server.

Check the Windows Event Viewer to see if it displays the following message:

FATAL: could not create any TCP/IP sockets " for a PostgreSQL source

NetVault Backup cannot start if the PostgreSQL database that is used to store the system data does not start. To correct this issue, start the Task Manager, and click Show processes from all users. You can see multiple instances of postgres32.exe running on the system. Select any one instance of this process, and click End Process to remove all instances of postgres32.exe. Then, start the NetVault Backup Service.

NetVault Backup Service starts, but stops immediately on Linux

On a Linux-based machine, the NetVault Backup Service starts, and then stops immediately.

No error messages are displayed.

This issue can occur if the Postgres service cannot resolve the host name localhost, and fails to start.

Check the /etc/hosts file, and if the file does not contain an entry for localhost, add the entry.

Login fails after any change in the server IP address

Login from WebUI fails after any change in the NetVault Backup Server IP address.

When you try to log in, the NetVault Backup WebUI displays a message that the server is not accessible.

After any change in the IP address of the NetVault Backup Server (for example, due to reassignment at reboot by DHCP), you must clear the browser cache before logging in to the NetVault Backup WebUI. Otherwise, the login may fail with a message that the server is not accessible. Alternatively, you can assign a static IP address to the NetVault Backup Server.

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