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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

Re-adding a previously created SVTL

You can use the configuration wizard to find a previously created SVTL and add the device to the server. You can use this method to add a device that was removed from the server.

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On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Shared virtual tape library option and the Re-add previously generated virtual device check box.
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In the Device list, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
You can use this default configuration if all drives are to be controlled by the client selected in Step 3. In this case, click Add Library. Information message appears. Close the message to exit the configuration wizard.
a
In the Choose Machine table, select the client to which the drive is attached. If the device is connected to multiple clients, select any one client. Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
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In the Choose drive for bay table, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
c
If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the additional clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.

Physical tape devices

This section includes the following topics:

Adding a standalone tape drive

You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure a standalone tape drive. The wizard lets you configure the device for shared access if it is connected to multiple hosts.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
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On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Single physical tape device option, and click Next.
Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
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In the Choose drive table, select the device that you want to add.
In the Device display name box, provide a display name for the tape library.
Click Next.
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If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.

Adding a tape library

You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure a physical tape library. The wizard lets you configure the device for shared access if it is connected to multiple hosts.

1
In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
2
On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Tape library/media changer option, and click Next.
Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
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In the Choose library table, select the device that you want to add.
In the Tape Library Display Name box, specify a display name for the tape library.
Click Next.
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If the library is not configured automatically, click Add drives manually. You can also use this method to assign the drives to different clients or to share the drive with multiple clients.
a
In the Choose Machine table, select the client to which the drive is attached. If the device is connected to multiple clients, select any one client.
Scan for devices: To scan the client again for attached devices, select this option.
Do not scan for devices: To use the previous scan results, select this option.
Scan only filer: To scan for devices attached to a particular filer, select this option, and then select the applicable filer.
This option is only displayed if you have installed the Plug-in for NDMP on the server and added a filer to the plug-in.
Click Next.

To leave the remaining bays empty and complete the library addition with the required drives, click Leave remaining bays empty.

b
In the Choose drive for bay table, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
c
If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.
To assign additional drives for the library, click Add more devices, and repeat Step a through Step c until all required drives are configured.

 

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