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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

Configuring Schedule Manager settings

This section includes the following topics:

About Schedule Manager

The Schedule Manager (nvsched) runs on the NetVault Backup Server. This process manages the job schedules and queues. It also manages the Scheduler Database.

The Schedule Manager initiates the Job Manager to start a job instance, and schedules the next instance for recurring jobs; the Job Manager runs the job. This process also updates the Job Status page and provides job scheduling data to the Reporting utility.

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

Configuring default settings for Schedule Manager

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

Number of days to keep job status

This setting determines display period for job status records.

The default setting is seven days. To change the display period, type or select a new value. The display period is specified in number of days.

Number of days to keep report job histories in the database

This setting determines the retention period for report job history.

The default setting is 90 days. To change the retention period, type or select a new value. The retention period is specified in number of days. After the retention period expires, these records are removed from the Scheduler Database.

Number of days to keep other job histories in the database

This setting determines the retention period for backup and restore job history.

The default setting is 90 days. To change the retention period, type or select a new value. The retention period is specified in number of days. After the retention period expires, these records are removed from the Scheduler Database.

Number of days to keep non-scheduled jobs in the database

This setting determines the retention period for non-repeating jobs.

The default value for this setting is 0 (zero). With the default setting, the job definitions of non-repeating jobs are retained indefinitely. To delete these jobs after a specified period, type or select a new value. The retention period is specified in number of days.

Maximum simultaneously active jobs

This setting determines the maximum number of simultaneous jobs that you can run in NetVault Backup.

By default, the Schedule Manager supports a maximum of 200 simultaneous jobs, including backup, restore and report jobs. To change the setting, type or select a new value.

Exclude reports jobs from jobs management views

To display report jobs on the Job Status page, clear this check box.

These jobs are excluded by default.

Exclude reports jobs from policy management views

To display report jobs on the Manage Policy page, clear this check box.

These jobs are excluded by default.

Exclude restore jobs from policy management views

To display restore jobs on the Manage Policy page, clear this check box.

These jobs are excluded by default.

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

Configuring default job priority settings

The Schedule Manager assigns a default priority level to each job type (backup, restore, and report). These default settings are applied globally to all backup, restore, and report jobs. The priority settings are used to prioritize resource allocation when two or more jobs are scheduled to run at the same time. You can change the default job priority settings from the Change Settings page.

By default, the Schedule Manager assigns the following priority levels:

To change the priority settings globally for all jobs, use the following procedure. You can override the priority setting for an individual job by configuring the Job Priority option in the Schedule Set. For more information, see Creating Schedule Sets, Table 40.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under Services, click Schedule Manager. In the Schedule Manager dialog box, configure the following settings:
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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