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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

Starting or stopping the NetVault Backup Service

The NetVault Backup Service is configured to start automatically on the server and client machines. You can use the NetVault Configurator, Txtconfig utility, or CLI to manually start or stop the NetVault Backup Service.

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On the Start menu, click NetVault Configurator. You can access this program from Start > All Programs > Quest > NetVault Backup > NetVault Configurator.
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In the Configurator window, click the Service tab.
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Depending on the current state of the NetVault Backup Service, click Stop Service or Start Service, and then click OK.
a
In a terminal or command prompt window, type, txtconfig, and press Enter or Return.
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On the Machine page, press p to view the main menu, and then press the option number for the Services page.
To start the service, type: $NV_HOME/etc/startup.sh start
To stop the service, type: $NV_HOME/etc/startup.sh stop
To start the service, type: net start “NetVault Process Manager”
To stop the service, type: net stop “NetVault Process Manager”

Enabling Web Service over HTTP or HTTPS

By default, the Web Service is enabled over HTTPS. You can modify the Web Service settings to change the port or protocol. These settings also let you specify the security certificate file and private key file for HTTPS communications.

You can modify the Web Service settings through the following interfaces: NetVault Backup WebUI (through the Change Settings page), NetVault Configurator (Windows only), or Txtconfig.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
c
On the NetVault Server Settings page, under Services, click Web Service.
a
On the Start menu, click NetVault Configurator. You can access this program from Start > All Programs > Quest > NetVault Backup > NetVault Configurator.
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In the Configurator window, click the Web Service tab.
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In a terminal or command prompt window, type, txtconfig, and press Enter or Return.
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On the Machine page, press p to view the main menu, and then press the option number for the Web Service page.

HTTP settings

To access the Web Service through HTTP, configure the following settings:

Enable Web Service over HTTP: Select this check box.

HTTPS settings

To access the Web Service through HTTPS, configure the following settings:

Enable Web Service over HTTPS: This protocol is selected by default.
HTTPS Listen port for incoming Web Service connections: By default, NetVault Backup uses port 8443 for HTTPS. If this port is in use by any other server or application, configure an alternate port.
WebService security certificate file: To use HTTPS, provide an SSL certificate.
NetVault Backup provides a self-signed certificate (server.crt), which resides in the etc directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory. This certificate generates warnings in most browsers.
WebService private key file: Provide the private key file required for HTTPS communications.
The default key file is server.key, which resides in the etc directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.
NetVault WebUI: Click Apply to apply the settings and close the WebUI dialog box.
NetVault Configurator: Click OK to apply the changes and exit Configurator.
Txtconfig: Press s to save the settings, and then press q to quit Txtconfig.

Logging in to NetVault Backup

Press Enter.
admin: The administrator account for NetVault Backup.
default: A standard user account that can be used to perform various operations in NetVault Backup.

After installing NetVault Backup, you can use either the admin or the default user account to log in to NetVault Backup. By default, no password is assigned to these user accounts. For more information about NetVault Backup user accounts, see Managing user accounts.

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Click Log In.
After you log in, the WebUI opens the Server Monitor page in your browser window.

Overview of NetVault Backup WebUI

The NetVault Backup WebUI consists of the Header pane, Navigation pane, and Operations pane.

The following table provides a brief description of the WebUI panes.

Header pane

This pane includes the following items:

Video Tutorial: Provides access to the video tutorial for the currently loaded page. The link opens in a new browser window or tab.
Language: Displays the list of available languages from which you can select the display and input language for NetVault Backup WebUI.
User: Displays the user icon and user name. To quit NetVault Backup, move the pointer over the area, and click Sign Out.
Information button: Shows the About dialog box.

Navigation pane

This pane provides links to set up, manage, and monitor various aspects of NetVault Backup. The navigation links are organized into the following sections:

For more information about this pane, see Navigation pane.

Operations pane

This pane is the main area where you perform all NetVault Backup operations. The Operations pane loads various WebUI pages depending on the item you select in the Navigation pane.

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