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NetVault 11.4.5 - 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 Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Enabling or disabling availability broadcasts

Availability broadcasts are used to discover NetVault Backup Clients and update the client status on the NetVault Backup WebUI. You can enable or disable availability broadcasts from the Change Settings page.

To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under Services, click Network Manager. In the Network Manager dialog box, under Connections, configure the following setting:
Broadcast details to machines on local network: This check box is selected by default. Although you can disable this option, it is not recommended.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring network addresses for multihomed machines

For multihomed machines, you can specify the preferred network address, fallback addresses, and barred addresses from the Change Settings page.

When a connection is initiated, the addresses are attempted in the following order:

To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under Services, click Network Manager. In the Network Manager dialog box, under Connections, configure the following settings.

Preferred network address

Specify the primary IP address for network connection. You can only specify a single IP address.

Comma separated list of barred address(es)

Specify the barred or blocked addresses that you do not want to use for NetVault Backup connections. To specify multiple addresses, use a comma as delimiter.

Comma separated list of fallback address(es)

Specify the fallback addresses to use when the preferred network address is not available. To specify multiple addresses, use a comma as delimiter.

When configuring the network addresses, make sure that the preferred, barred, and fallback addresses do not conflict with each other

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

If the preferred address is unavailable and the NetVault Backup Server starts using a fallback address, it does not automatically revert to the preferred address when the IP becomes available.

To force the NetVault Backup Server to use the preferred address, do one of the following:

When you remove the client, the message “Machine <NetVault Backup Machine Name> Has Gone Down” (Warning Level: Background) is displayed on the View Logs page. Wait until the timeout for remote connection expires. The timeout interval is determined by the Time to complete remote connection setting (set to 60 seconds by default).
When the client is up and detected on the network, the message “Machine <NetVault Backup Machine Name> Has Come Up” (Warning Level: Background) is displayed on the View Logs page. To add the client, use the Find Machine command, and specify its preferred network address in the box.
Alternatively, disable or disconnect the network interface currently in use until the timeout for remote connection expires. The value configured for the Time to complete remote connection setting determines the duration for which the network interface needs to be disabled or disconnected. Restart the NetVault Backup Service when the client is reported as unavailable. The NetVault Backup Server uses the preferred address when the next connection attempt is made after you restart the service on the client.

Reducing startup delay

When the NetVault Backup Service starts, it attempts to resolve all client IP addresses listed in the machines.dat file, which resides in the etc directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory. Resolving all client addresses can cause a significant delay in the service startup and the machine can appear unresponsive during this time. You can reduce or avoid the startup delay by specifying the addresses that are not to be resolved during startup.

To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under Services, click Network Manager. In the Network Manager dialog box, under Connections, configure the following setting:
Comma separated list of networks and addresses not to resolve: To reduce or avoid the startup delay, specify the addresses that are not to be resolved during startup.
To get the list of networks from the machines.dat file, issue the following command on Windows:
Based on this output, you can configure the following values in the Comma separated list of networks and addresses not to resolve box:
The clients that are offline and listed on the Manage Clients page can also cause the startup delay. To speed up the process, you can remove the clients that are offline or no longer in use.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring default port for Network Manager

The Network Manager is configured to use port 20031 to open TCP and UDP sockets on a client. If this port is in use by any other application, the NetVault Backup Service fails immediately after startup. When this error occurs, you must change the default port for Network Manager.

Use the following procedure to change the default port on the NetVault Backup Server and all clients.

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Open the file nvnmgr.cfg in a text editor. You can find this file in the config directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.
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