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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 tape library

You can use the following procedure to remove a tape library that is no longer required.

When you remove a tape library, it does not delete the media information from the NetVault Database. You can use the media on any other library that supports the media type. Scanning is not required if you use the media in the same NetVault Backup domain. In a different NetVault Backup Domain, you must scan the media to access the backups.

On the Tape Library Management page, click Remove, and then in the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

Managing tape libraries in tree view

This section includes the following topics.

Viewing tape library details

The Manage Devices page shows all the devices that have been added to the NVBU Server. The current status of the devices is depicted using the following light icons.

Green light

Device is online and available for use.

Yellow light

Device is in use. NetVault Backup is able to detect the device, but unable to access it for backup or restore jobs.

Red light

Device is currently offline. NetVault Backup can detect the device but it cannot be accessed for backup or restore jobs.

Red cross

Device is unavailable (the SCSI cable is disconnected, the device is removed, or any other reason). NetVault Backup cannot detect the device.

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. Select Tree View.
Name: Library name.
Machine: Machine name.
Status: Device status (online or offline).
Click OK to close the Details dialog box.

Modifying a library

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. Select Tree View.
Edit Device page appears. This page displays Library Configuration area and Selected Drives area. Click Show Drives tab to display Choose Drives area.
In the Library Configuration area, click the applicable library to display the library picture, type, and details in the Selected Drives area. The Selected Drives area shows the details of the first drive in the selected bay.
Click the library and then click Configure. Configure the parameters under the following tabs:


For more information about these settings, see General settings for tape libraries.


For more information about these settings, see Drive cleaning settings.

Entry/Exit Ports

Select the desired options for entry/exit ports.

Mixed Media

For more information about these settings, see Mixed media settings.

SCSI Configuration

The default timeout value for the different types of SCSI commands is set to zero, which correspond to the following intervals:

An error is logged if a command execution does not complete within the specified interval. You should not change the default timeout for any of the SCSI commands unless otherwise advised by Quest Support.

Click OK to close the configuration dialog box.
Click Save.
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