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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

Modifying the purge policy for log messages

Log messages that are older than 30 days are automatically purged from the database. You can use the configuration settings for Logging Daemon to change the maximum age for log messages.

NOTE: You can also manually delete the log messages by using the Purge Logs method available on the View Logs page. For more information, see Manually purging the log messages.
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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under Services, click Logging Daemon. In the Logging Daemon dialog box, configure the following settings.

Auto-purge method

By default, the Auto-purge method is set to “Exceeds log age.” Use this setting to delete logs that are older than a specified number of days.

To disable automatic purging of log files, set the Auto-purge method to “None.”

Auto-purge entries that are older than

When the Auto-purge method is set to “Exceeds log age,” use this setting to specify the maximum age for logs. The log age is specified in number of days. The default value is 30 days.

Select the time interval to auto-purge

The default interval between two auto-purge events is three hours. To change the interval, type or select a new value. The purge interval is specified in number of hours.

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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring additional settings for Logging Daemon

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under Services, click Logging Daemon. In the Logging Daemon dialog box, configure the following settings.

Message Response Interval

This setting determines the amount of time the NetVault Backup WebUI waits for the Logging Daemon to send all log messages before displaying a progress dialog box. The dialog box displays the number of log messages loaded against the total number of log messages. If the response is delayed, you can cancel the operation by clicking Cancel on the progress dialog box.

The default response time for the Logging Daemon is 256 milliseconds. To change default setting, type or select a new value. The minimum value can be 100 milliseconds.

If the NetVault Backup WebUI receives all log messages within the specified interval, the progress dialog box is not displayed (for example, if there are only a few log messages, the dialog box is not displayed).

Outgoing message bundle size

To improve performance, the logging daemon sends messages in bundles. Each bundle contains 64 messages by default. To change the number of messages per bundle, type or select the bundle size in Outgoing Message Bundle Size.

Minimum time between progress updates

By default, the progress dialog box is refreshed every 256 milliseconds. To change the refresh rate, type or select the time interval.

Minimum warning level to send to system log

By default, NetVault Backups sends log messages with warning code 64 and above to the OS. You can view these messages from the Event Viewer (on Windows) or syslog (on Linux and UNIX).

To change the severity level of messages that NetVault Backup sends to the OS, specify the warning level code in the Minimum warning level to send to system log box. The following list provides the warning codes and the corresponding severity level of the messages:

112: Severe errors
96: Severe errors and errors
80: Severe errors, errors and warnings
64: Severe errors, errors, warnings, and startup messages
48: Severe errors, errors, warnings, startup messages, and job messages
32: Severe errors, errors, warnings, startup messages, job messages, and informational messages
16: Severe errors, errors, warnings, startup messages, job messages, informational messages, and background messages
0: All messages
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring Media Manager settings

This section includes the following topics:

About Media Manager

The Media Manager process (nvmedmgr) runs on the NetVault Backup Server.

This process manages the Media Database, which contains information about the media contents and online backup savesets. The Media Manager also stores and manages the device configuration details. It manages the backup devices through the Device Manager processes. The Media Manager issues high-level instructions for loading and unloading media; the Device Manager processes carry out these instructions. The Media Manager controls the selection of device and media for a job according to the media requests submitted by the Job Manager.

You can modify the Media Manager settings from the Change Settings page.

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