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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

Setting up a global notification method

In the Navigation pane, click Configure Notifications.
On the Editing Global Notification Profile page, open the event class, and then open the event type that you want to be notified about.

Sysop Email

Select this method to send an email notification to the Administrator (Sysop) when the event occurs.

Before you can use this method for sending notifications, you must complete the following tasks:

Print Report

Select 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.

On Linux-based NetVault Backup Servers, no additional configuration is required to use this method. The printer set up as the default printer for the system is used to print the report.

On Windows-based machines, you must do one of the following:

Run a Job

Select this method to run a NetVault Backup job when the event occurs.

To use this method, you must do the following:

Set the JOBID variable in the Extra environment variables box:


Select this method to send SNMP traps (notification) to a network manager host when the event occurs.

Before you can use this method for sending notifications, you must complete the following configuration tasks:

Copy the file nvnotifications.mib to the “.mib” files directory on the host system running the network management software.
The “.mib” (Management Information Base) file describes the format of SNMP Traps that NetVault Backup sends. You can find nvnotifications.mib in the etc directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory. For more information about the location of the “.mib” files on the host, see the relevant network management software documentation.
Click Save to save the global notification profile.

Using custom notification methods

This section includes the following topics:

About custom notification methods

Custom Notification Methods are created using external scripts, and typically used to perform some tasks when an event occurs in the NetVault Backup Domain.

The script file contains header and body. The header specifies the script name and provides a brief description about the script. The script body contains the commands. You can use any text editor to create the script file. The script file should reside in the global subdirectory under the NetVault Backup scripts directory (<NetVault Backup home>\scripts\global on Windows and <NetVault Backup home>/scripts/global on Linux).

Only users with a good knowledge of scripting using NetVault Backup executable files and environmental variables should use this feature.

Creating a custom notification method

Create the script body and specify the syntax for the commands. You can open the NetVault Backup scripts in the util directory using any text editor to view the proper structure and use them as a template for custom scripts.
To use NetVault Backup scripts residing in the scripts directory, provide the complete path:
Windows: %NVHOME%\scripts\<command>
Linux and UNIX: $NVHOME/scripts/<command>
On Windows, assign “.bat” extension to the file and save it in the <NetVault Backup home>\scripts\global directory.
On Linux, assign “.sh” extension to the file and save it in the <NetVault Backup home>/scripts/global directory.
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