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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 a policy

A policy can be used to submit one or more jobs that target one or more similar clients. You can create and submit policy-based backups from the Manage Policies page.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Policies, and then click Add to open the Edit Policy page.
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In Policy Name, type a name for the policy.
On the Create Policy Job page, configure the following settings.

Job Name

Type a name for the job. Assign a descriptive name that allows you to easily identify the job for monitoring its progress or restoring data.

The job name can contain alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric characters, but it cannot contain non‑Latin characters. There is no length restriction. However, a maximum of 40 characters is recommended on all platforms.

Selections

Select an existing Backup Selection Set, or click Create New, and select the items that you want to back up.

The selection tree is specific to a plug-in; it depends on the type of data that you are backing up. For more information about selecting data for backups, see the relevant plug-in user's guide.

Plugin Options

Select an existing Backup Options Set, or click Create New, and configure the options that you want to use.

The backup options are specific to a plug-in; the options depend on the type of data that you are backing up. For more information about these options, see the relevant plug-in user's guide.

Schedule

Select an existing Schedule Set, or click Create New, and configure the schedule type and schedule method. For more information, see Creating Schedule Sets.

The predefined set “Immediate” is selected by default. To run the job as soon as it is submitted, use this set.

Source Storage

Select an existing Source Set, or click Create New, and configure the source device options for the job. For more information, see Creating Source Sets for backup jobs.

This option is only available to Plug-in for Consolidation and Plug-in for Data Copy jobs.

Target Storage

Select an existing Target Set, or click Create New, and configure the target device and media options for the job. For more information, see Creating Target Sets.

The predefined set “Default Backup Target Options” is selected by default.

Advanced Options

Select an existing Backup Advanced Options Set, or click Create New, and configure the options that you want to use. For more information, see Creating Backup Advanced Options Sets.

The predefined set “Default Advance Backup Options” is selected by default.

Click Save to save the job definition.
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Click Next.

Add clients or client groups

In the Available table, select the clients and client groups that you want to add, and click Add.

To select consecutive items, hold down the Shift key while clicking with the mouse button; to select non-consecutive items, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking with the mouse button.

The selected items are moved to the Selected table.

Remove clients or client groups

In the Selected table, select the clients and client groups that you want to remove, and click Remove.

The selected items are moved to the Selected table.

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Click Next.

You can also raise user-defined events for individual backup jobs, restore jobs, report jobs, policies, and log messages. You can use various notification methods to receive notifications when the predefined or user‑defined events occur in NetVault Backup. For more information, see Using global notification methods.

Raise event if policy has warnings

Type or select the event that you want to raise when one or more policy jobs complete with warnings.

Raise event if policy has errors

Type or select the event that you want to raise when one or more policy jobs fail.

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Click Save Policy to save the policy definition.

Viewing existing backup policies

You can view information about the existing client groups from the Manage Policies page. The page displays the policy name, number of active jobs, and policy status.

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On the Manage Policies page, the Available Policies table is displayed.
Policy Name: Displays the name of the backup policy.
Number of active jobs: Displays the number of jobs that are currently active for the policy.
Status: Displays the policy status.

Modifying a backup policy

You can modify the job definitions, client or client groups selections, or event settings for an existing backup policy.

You can modify a backup policy only if it is in a “dormant” (or “quiesced”) state. A backup policy is said to be in a dormant (or inactive) state if no policy jobs are currently running. If one or more jobs are running for a policy, the policy is said to be in an active state. Before modifying an active backup policy, you must place the policy in a quiesced state. For more information about this procedure, see Quiescing a backup policy.

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In the Available Policies table, select the policy that you want to modify, and click Edit.
Add job: On the Edit Policy page, click Add Job, and create the job definitions. For more information about the job components, see Policy job definition.
Click Save to the save the job definition.
Edit job: In the Jobs table, select the job that you want to change, and click Edit Job.
On the Edit Policy Job page, modify the required job components. For more information, see Policy job definition.
Click Save to the save the job definition.
Delete job: In the Jobs table, select the job that you want to delete, and click Delete Jobs. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.
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Click Next.
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Click Next.
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Click Save Policy to save the policy definition.

Quiescing a backup policy

Before modifying an active backup policy, you must place the policy in a quiesced state. A policy is temporarily disabled when it is placed in a quiesced state.

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In the Available Policies table, select the policy, and click Quiesce.
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A “Quiesced” policy remains in that state until you open and save the policy again. When you save the policy, all the policy jobs are scheduled again.
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