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NetVault 12.3 - Administration Guide for Managed Service Providers

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Managing catalog search Configuring storage devices Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing NetVault Backup dashboard Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Role-based access to manage storage devices Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in list view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing the Snapshot Array Manager Managing tape libraries in list view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in list view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user and group accounts Managing Tenant 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 the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup WebUI default settings 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

About Job Manager

The Job Manager process (nvjobmgr) runs on the NetVault Backup Server and manages the execution of a job.

The Schedule Manager starts the Job Manager. A single instance of Job Manager runs for each job until the completion of the job. The Job Manager reports on the job run status and exit status. This process coordinates with the Data Plug-in and fetches the required information from the NetVault Backup Server. It is also responsible for sending drive and media requests to the Media Manager process.

You can modify the Job Manager settings from the Change Settings page.

Configuring default settings for Job Manager

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under Services, click Job Manager. In the Job Manager dialog box, configure the following settings.

Job Keep Alive rate

Keep-alive messages are used to verify network connection between two NetVault Backup machines and to keep this connection intact. The keep‑alive rate setting controls how often keep-alive messages are sent between the Job Manager running on the server and the Data Plug-in running on a client.

The default value is 5 minutes. To change the interval, type or select a new value. The keep-alive rate is specified in number of minutes.

CLI utility nvjobcreate will return exit status

By default, the nvjobcreate utility returns the Job ID on success and “0” on failure.

When you select this check box, the nvjobcreate utility returns the exit code “0” on success and “1” on failure.

To determine the Job ID number when the nvjobcreate utility is configured to return the exit status, you can use the -jobidfile option. The Job ID number is written to the specified file. For more information about this option, see the Quest NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide.

Allow VMware plugin jobs to be distributed on other VMware backup proxy

To distribute the backup jobs running on a Plug-in for VMware to the other VMware backup proxies, select this check box.

By default, this check box is clear.

Jobs threshold for VMware Backup Proxy

If you want to change the default threshold from 2, enter the applicable number for the jobs threshold for VMware Backup Proxy setting.

This value indicates the number of VMware proxy jobs that can run on the same VMware proxy before the next job is distributed to the same proxy or a different one, depending on the load balancing.

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

Configuring Logging Daemon settings

This section includes the following topics:

About Logging Daemon

The Logging Daemon (nvlogdaemon) runs on the NetVault Backup Server. This process starts along with the NetVault Backup Service.

The Logging Daemon manages the log messages generated by various NetVault Backup processes and writes these messages to the NetVault Database. Log messages contain information that can be used for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems. The Logging Daemon also performs periodic disk space checks, and issues alert messages when the space usage level reaches the Warning or Critical Threshold. These checks apply to the NetVault Backup Home, Database, Logs, and Reports directories.

You can modify the Logging Daemon settings from the Change Settings page.

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