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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

Viewing event logs

You can view the event log messages from the View Events page.

On the View Events page, you can view the following information:
Date: Date and time when the event was raised
Class: Event class
Event: Event type
Message: Detailed log message or description
The View Events page loads a maximum of 10,000 records initially. The total number of records fetched is displayed at the lower-right corner of the table. You can click Load more to load the next set of records, if available. Each load action fetches a maximum of 10,000 records. This button is disabled if there are no more records to load.

Setting event log filters

When viewing the event log messages, you can use one or more filters to display messages that match the specified criteria.

On the View Events page, click Filter.
In the Set Event Filter dialog box, configure the options that you want to use.


Select one of the following options:

First Event: To display from the first event, select this option.
Specific Time: To display from a specific date and time, select this option, and do the following:


Select one of the following options:

Last Event: To display up to the last event, select this option.
Specific Time: To display up to a specific date and time, select this option, and do the following:


Events are organized into following categories or classes:

By default, all event classes are selected. To hide log messages for a class, clear the corresponding check box.

Only display event containing text

To display log messages that contain a particular string, type the filter string.

Click Filter to set the filter, and close the dialog box.
To clear the filter settings, click Clear Filter on the View Events page.

Using global notification methods

This section includes the following topics:

About global notification methods

Global notification methods provide different mechanisms for sending notifications when an event occurs.

The available methods include the following:

Sysop Email: Use this method to send an email notification to the Administrator when an event occurs.
Print Report: Use this method to print a report after it is successfully generated from the View Reports page. This method can only be used for Report Job events.
Run a Job: Use this method to run a job when an event occurs.
SNMP Trap: Use this method to send SNMP traps (notification) to a network manager host when an event occurs.
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