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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

Cloning a deployment task

You can use the clone method to create a deployment task from an existing task. After the task is cloned, you can modify the installation packages, target clients, and other installation settings for the task.

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In the Navigation pane, click Deployment Task Status.

Adding clients

This section includes the following topics:

Adding a client to the NetVault Backup Server

To use a client in a backup or restore operation, you must first add the client to the NetVault Backup Server. You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure a NetVault Backup Client.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients, and then click Add Client.
On Linux-based machines, you can also start the wizard from the Guided Configuration link. In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Clients.
Status: Displays the status icons, which indicate whether the client is online of offline.
Client: Displays the NetVault Backup name assigned to the client.
Version: Displays the NetVault Backup version installed on the machine.
Description: Displays the client description.

The client is online. You can add the client to the NetVault Backup Server.

The client is online, but it is password-protected. To add the client, you require its NetVault Backup password.

The client is offline. Try adding the client later when it is online.

NOTE: The clients that reside in a different subnet are not listed on this page. You can use the Find Machine option to locate and add such clients. For more information, see Locating a client.
Click Next.
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If the client resides on a network that is outside the firewall, select the Client is Outside Firewall check box, and configure the firewall settings. For more information, see Firewall settings.
Click Next.

Adding multiple clients (Windows only)

When adding clients to a Windows-based NetVault Backup Server, you can use the following procedure to add multiple clients at the same time.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, select the Install Software/Add Clients option.
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Select Add remote machines, which already have NetVault installed, as clients to this server, and click Next.
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On the Machines to Have NetVault Software Installed page, click Choose Machines, and select a method for adding the deployment targets.

By FQDN or IP

To manually add the deployment targets, select this method.

On the Machine Details tab, specify the FQDN or IP address of the client.

Click Next.

From Active Directory

To select machines from an Active Directory Domain, select this method.

On the AD Details tab, provide the following details:

AD Server Address: Type the host name or IP address of the Active Directory Server.
User Name: Specify a Domain Account that is in the local Administrators group of all target machines.
Password: Specify the password for the user account.

Click Connect.

In the list of Active Directory Objects, select the target machines, and click Next.

From a file

To import the target list from a file, select this method.

In the Add machines from file dialog box, click Select a file. After selecting the file in the browse window, click OK to upload the file.

For more information about the file format, see File format for specifying deployment targets.

From available machines

To add a client from available machines, select this method.

On the NetVault Machine Details tab, select the client that you want to add.

If the client is password-protected, provide the NetVault Backup password in the Machine Password box.

If a NetVault Backup password is not set for the client, leave the field blank.

Click Next.

Installation Settings

On the Installation Settings tab, provide the NetVault Backup password.

If no NetVault Backup password is set for the client, specify the administrator password for the machine.

Click Next.

Client Settings

On the Client Settings tab, provide the following details:

Client Description: Type a descriptive text for the client.
Client Group: To add the client to one or more client groups, select the corresponding check boxes.

Click Next.

Firewall Settings

If the client resides on a network that is outside the firewall, select the Client is Outside Firewall check box on the Firewall Settings tab, and provide the TCP/IP port specifications. For more information about these settings, see Firewall settings.

Click Verify to check connectivity to the clients. If any errors are reported, click Edit, and modify the applicable installation parameters.
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To submit the task, click Install Software/Add Clients.
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