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NetVault 11.4 - 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

Removing a user-defined log event

You can delete a user-defined log event if is no longer required. This task can be performed from the View Logs page.

In the Set Log Event dialog box, click Remove.

Searching the knowledge base

To know more about the errors or warning messages of the jobs and to get the solution, you can search the NetVault Backup knowledge base articles.

In the KB Search Results dialog box, view the list of articles related to the job error or message.
Click OK to close the dialog box.

Managing storage devices

Monitoring device activity

You can use the Device Activity page to monitor data flows and data transfer rates for devices that are in use.

On the Device Activity page, you can view the following information.

Device activity

This area shows data transfers from clients to jobs on the left and jobs to storage devices on the right. Gray lines depict data flow; the thicker the line, the higher the rate of flow. Boxes represent clients, jobs, and devices; the taller the box, the higher the rate of flow.

You can use the following settings available in the Detail area to modify the data flow view:

Devices: Select this option to view data transfers from all jobs to a storage device.
Job groups: Select this option to view data transfers from a job group (plug-in or policy) to a storage device. The job group can be selected in the Grouping list.
Job: Select this option to view data transfers from client to jobs and from jobs to storage devices.
Focus and Un-focus: Use these buttons to show and hide data flow details for a specific device. Click the device box, and click Focus. To hide the details for that device, click Un-focus.
Pause and Play: Use these buttons to pause and resume data flow updates. To stop data flow updates, click Pause, and to resume updates, click Play.

The transfer rate shows “unknown” for backups running on older NetVault Backup Clients.


This area shows the following information: total active transfers, active clients, active devices, current overall throughput, hottest transfer, and hottest target.

You can click a box representing the client, job, or storage device in the Device Activity area to view information about that component.

On the Manage Devices page, you can view the list of storage devices as a Table View or Tree View. Select Remember this selection to save your choice. By default, Table View is selected.

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