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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

About Auditor Daemon

The Auditor Daemon (nvavp) tracks and controls all user activities in NetVault Backup. This process runs on the NetVault Backup Server. The Auditor Daemon validates each user request, and depending on the assigned privileges, allows or denies a request. Audit log messages are stored in the NetVault Database.

By default, the Auditor Daemon logs every user activity regardless of whether the request is granted or denied. It automatically deletes the log messages that are older than 31 days. You can configure the Auditor Daemon to log only failed user requests. You can also modify the default settings to change the maximum age for log messages.

You can modify the Auditor Daemon settings from the Change Settings page.

Configuring Auditor to log only failed requests

By default, the Auditor Daemon logs every user request, regardless of whether the request is granted or denied. You can configure the Auditor Daemon to log only failed user requests.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under System and Security, click Auditing. In the Auditing dialog box, configure the following setting:
Only record failed requests in the audit trail: To log only failed user requests, select this check box.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Modifying the purge policy for audit logs

Audit log messages that are older than 31 days are automatically purged from the database. You can use the configuration settings for Logging Daemon to change the maximum age for log messages.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under System and Security, click Auditing. In the Auditing dialog box, configure the following settings.

Purge entries by age

To purge log entries that are older than the maximum age set for the log messages, leave this check box selected. The maximum log age is specified in the Purge entries that are older than box.

Automatic purging of log messages is disabled if you clear this check box.

Purge entries that are older than

Type or select the maximum age for the log messages. The log age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

Time interval between purges

Type or select the interval between two purge events for audit logs. The time interval is specified in number of hours. The default interval is 24 hours.

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

Configuring firewall settings

Firewall settings are required to communicate with NetVault Backup Clients that reside outside the firewall. You can use these settings to specify the TCP/IP ports for establishing data transfer channels, message channels, and broadcast channels through the firewall.

You can configure the firewall settings when adding a client, or update these settings from the Change Settings page. You can also use the NetVault Configurator (Windows only) or Txtconfig utilities to configure the firewall settings for new or existing clients.

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To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next. Under System and Security, click Firewall.
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On the Start menu, click NetVault Configurator.
You can access this program from Start > All Programs > Quest > NetVault Backup > NetVault Configurator.
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In the Configurator window, click the Firewall tab.
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In a terminal or command prompt window, type txtconfig, and press Enter or Return.
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On the Machine page, press p to view the main menu, and then press the option number for the Firewall page.
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Save the settings or click Next to complete the configuration procedure.
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