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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

About client groups

NetVault Backup lets you group the clients into one or more logical entities.

You can configure a client group to contain all clients or specific clients. The new clients automatically become members of the client groups that are configured to include all clients. You can create any number of client groups on the server and add a client to multiple client groups.

The NetVault Backup Administrator can use client groups to control user access to clients. The administrator can grant access to specific clients by using a client group. Client groups are also useful when creating policy-based backups. Instead of individually selecting each client, you can select the client group to add multiple clients.

NetVault Backup includes a pre-configured client group named default, which is originally configured to include All Clients. Therefore, when you add a client, it is automatically added to the default group, unless you have reconfigured this group to not include All Clients.

Creating a client group

You can group the NetVault Backup Clients into one or more logical entities. A client group can contain all or specific clients. The new clients automatically become members for client groups that are configured to include all clients.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients, and then on the Manage Clients page, click Manage Client Groups.
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On the Client Group Management page, click New Group. On the Client Group page, provide the following information
In Group Name, type a name for the client group.
In Group Description, provide a detailed description for the client group.
To add all clients to the group, select the All Clients check box. When you select this check box, the new clients are automatically added to the group.
To add a specific client, select the target client in the Available Clients table, and click the Add button ()to the left of the item. When you click this button, the selected client is moved to the Chosen Clients table.
To remove a client from the group, select the target client in the Chosen Clients table, and click the Remove button ()to the left of the item. When you click this button, the selected client is moved to the Available Clients table.
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Viewing existing client groups

You can view information about the existing client groups from the Client Group Management page. The page displays the group name, number of clients, and the list of member clients.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients, and then on the Manage Clients page, click Manage Client Groups.
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On the Client Group Management page, you can view the existing client groups.
Group name: Displays the name of the client group.
All Clients: The check box is selected if the group is configured to include all clients.
Number of Clients: Displays the number of clients in the group.
Description: Displays description for the client group.

Modifying a client group

You can modify the group name, group description, or group members for an existing client group.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients, and then on the Manage Clients page, click Manage Client Groups.
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On the Client Group Management page, select the applicable client group, and click Edit.
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