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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

Deleting a backup policy

If a backup policy is no longer required, you can delete it from the database.

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In the Available Policies table, select the policy that you want to delete, and click Delete.

 

Restoring data

About restoring data

Restore refers to reconstructing all or part of a system from a backup.

You can perform a restore job for various reasons, such as the following:

The NetVault Backup plug-ins integrate with the native APIs to restore and recover application-specific data from backups. Depending on the application type, these plug-ins provide different methods and options to restore data.

In general, NetVault Backup offers the following restore features:

To restore data, you need to create and submit a restore job. You can create a restore job definition from the Create Restore Job link in the Navigation pane.

A restore job definition includes the following components:

These components are stored in NetVault Backup Sets. For more information about NetVault Backup Sets, see About NetVault Backup Sets.

Each restore job has a Job ID number and a Job Name. The Job ID number is an auto-generated number. The Job Name is a user‑defined string that allows you to easily identify the job when monitoring its progress or viewing the job logs.

Creating restore jobs

You can use the restore job wizard to create and submit restore jobs. The wizard can be accessed from the Create Restore Job link in the Navigation pane.

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In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job.
On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, the saveset table provides a list of available savesets.

Saveset is online (all segments are online).

Saveset is partially online (some segments are online).

Saveset is offline (all segments are offline).

Client

Displays savesets created for particular clients.

Click the Client box, and in the Choose Client dialog box, select the clients. Click OK to close the dialog box.

Plugin Type

Displays savesets created using a particular plug-in.

Click the Plugin Type box, and in the list, select the plug-in.

Date

Displays savesets created during a specified period.

Click the Date box, and in the list, select the option that you want to use. The available options are Last 24 hours, Last Week, Last Month, Last 6 Months, Last Year, and Any.

Job

Displays savesets created for particular jobs.

Click the Job box, and in the Choose Job dialog box, select the jobs. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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The Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page loads a maximum of 5000 records initially. The total number of records fetched is displayed at the lower-right corner of the table.
You can click Load more to load the next set of records, if available. Each load action fetches a maximum of 5000 records. This button is disabled if there are no more records to load. For more information, see Sorting records and customizing tables in NetVault Backup WebUI .
NOTE: If the online backup index is unavailable for the selected saveset, the Confirm load dialog box is displayed. To load the index from the backup media, click OK, and then in the Load Index dialog box, type or select the number of days you want to store the index in the NetVault Database.
When you select a saveset, the following details are displayed in the Saveset Information area: job ID number, job title, tag, server name, client name, plug-in name, saveset date and time, retirement setting, Incremental Backup or not, archive or not, and saveset size.
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On the Create Selection Set page, select the items that you want to restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and configure the options that you want to use.
Click Next.
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On the Create Restore Job page, specify a name for the job. Assign a descriptive name that allows you to easily identify the job for monitoring its progress.
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In the Target Client list, select the restore target. To restore data to the same client (from which data was backed up), use the default setting.
To restore data to an alternate client, select the target client in the list. Alternatively, click Choose. In the Choose the Target Client dialog box, select the client, and click OK.
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In the Schedule list, select an existing Schedule Set, or click Create New, and configure the schedule type and schedule method. For more information. 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.
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In the Source Options list, select an existing Source Set, or click Create New, and configure the source device options. For more information, see Creating Source Sets for restore jobs.
The predefined set “Any Device” is selected by default. To select any available device for the job, use this set.
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In the Advanced Options list, select an existing Restore Advanced Options Set, or click Create New, and configure the options that you want to use. For more information, see Creating Restore Advanced Options Sets.
The predefined set “Restore from selected backup” is selected by default.
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Click Submit to submit the job for scheduling.
You can monitor the job progress from the Job Status page and view the logs from the View Logs page. For more information, see Viewing job activity and Viewing log messages.
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