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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

Loading a tape

Marking media for re-use

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When a piece of media is manually marked for re-use, NetVault Backup will retain its media label and group associations. To reuse such media, you must set the Reuse Media option on the Target tab to either Any or With Same Group Label as Target Media. NVBU will overwrite the existing data on the media when they are re-used.

Removing a tape drive

You can use the following procedure to remove a tape drive that is no longer required.

When you remove a tape drive, the information about the tape that is loaded is not deleted from the NetVault Database. You can use the tape on any other drive that supports the media type. Scanning is not required if you use the tape in the same NetVault Backup domain. In a different NetVault Backup Domain, you must scan the tape to access the backups.

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Click Modify.
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On the Edit Device page, click the drive to be removed.
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Click Save.

Adding shared devices

Adding shared drives can only be performed using tree view of the Manage Devices page.

Drive sharing requires an infrastructure where multiple machines can establish direct paths to the devices, such as in a switched Fibre Channel environment. In such environments, you can share the devices with multiple SmartClients for better resource utilization through direct access. The shared drives can be controlled by multiple machines (NetVault Backup Server, Client, or Filers), but the library arm changer remains under the control of one NetVault Backup Client. Each device that is to be shared by more than one NetVault Backup Client uses a Dynamically Shared Device (DSD) license.

The following sections describe the procedure for adding shared devices in NetVault Backup domain. Before you proceed, make sure all the target NetVault Backup Clients are added to the NetVault Backup server.

This section includes the following topics:

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