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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

Creating and adding an SVTL

You can use the configuration wizard to create and add an SVTL. When creating an SVTL, you can choose the number of virtual tape drives and slots, and specify the media capacity. After the device is created, you can assign the drives to different clients or share the drives with multiple clients.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
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On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Shared virtual tape library option, and click Next.
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On the Add Shared virtual tape library page, provide the following details.

Library Device

Select the target drive. Depending on the operating system, the list includes the following items:

Windows: PhysicalDrive1, PhysicalDrive2, and so on
Linux: /dev/raw/raw1, /dev/raw/raw2, and so on
Solaris: /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0, /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s0, and so on

Device Description

Displays the disk type.

Device Size

Displays the disk size.

Device Block Size

Displays the block size.

Previously Formatted as SVTL?

Indicates whether the selected disk was previously formatted as an SVTL.

Barcode Prefix

The NetVault Backup Server automatically generates a barcode prefix and assigns it to the media used by the device. If you want to change it, type a unique code for the device.

Number of Drives

Type or select the number of drives for the SVTL. The number of drives can be more than the number of NetVault Backup Clients currently connected to the disk. The additional drives can be used in future to connect more clients.

Number of Media Items

Type or select the total number of slots that hold the media.

Media Capacity

Type or select the media size. The media size is specified in MiB.

When creating an SVTL, NetVault Backup uses a few megabytes of space to store some information about the SVTL on the disk. Take this requirement into consideration when you configure the media capacity.

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To determine the disk space requirements for the SVTL, click Calculate Size Required. If the required disk size is larger than the actual disk size, reduce the Media Items and Media Capacity.
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Password: Type the NetVault Backup password for the server.
Confirmation Phrase: Type the text FORMAT SVTL.
Click Format to format the disk and create the SVTL.
You can use this default configuration if all drives are to be controlled by the client selected in Step 3. In this case, click Add Library. Information message appears. Close the message to exit the configuration wizard.
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In the Choose Machine table, select the client to which the drive is attached. If the device is connected to multiple clients, select any one client. Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
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In the Choose drive for bay table, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
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If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the additional clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.

Re-adding a previously created SVTL

You can use the configuration wizard to find a previously created SVTL and add the device to the server. You can use this method to add a device that was removed from the server.

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On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Shared virtual tape library option and the Re-add previously generated virtual device check box.
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In the Device list, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
You can use this default configuration if all drives are to be controlled by the client selected in Step 3. In this case, click Add Library. Information message appears. Close the message to exit the configuration wizard.
a
In the Choose Machine table, select the client to which the drive is attached. If the device is connected to multiple clients, select any one client. Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
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In the Choose drive for bay table, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
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If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the additional clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.

Physical tape devices

This section includes the following topics:

Adding a standalone tape drive

You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure a standalone tape drive. The wizard lets you configure the device for shared access if it is connected to multiple hosts.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
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On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Single physical tape device option, and click Next.
Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
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In the Choose drive table, select the device that you want to add.
In the Device display name box, provide a display name for the tape library.
Click Next.
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If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.
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