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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

Uncompressing online indexes

When you try to browse or restore data from savesets with compressed indexes, the indexes are automatically de-compressed to a temporary directory. You can also use the Manage Backup Indexes page to manually de‑compress the indexes for one or more backups.

The temporary directory is deleted after the operation completes.

In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job, and then on the Choose Saveset page, click Manage Indexes.
Click Choose Client, and select the client for which the backup was created.
Optionally, click Choose Plugin, and select the plug-in that was used to create the backup. Click OK to close the dialog box.
Click Uncompress.

Managing Snapshots

Explore snapshots is a feature that allows you to view, mount, and unmount the existing snapshots.

Explore snapshot feature is currently supported for Dell Storage Manager and Huawei OceanStor Manager. To add these storage manager’s refer Managing the Snapshot Array Manager. Currently, NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem supports snapshot-based backups.

You can perform following operations:

Restoring snapshots

Restoring data from a snapshot involves a simple copy operation from the snapshot directory to the target/secondary system. The restore operation overwrites the existing volume configuration. Any changes that are made to the data in the volume after the Snapshot copy is created, are lost.

To restore snapshots refer, Creating restore jobs.

Setting expiry for Snapshots

Each snapshot has an expiration date and time, you can preserve a snapshot to prevent it from expiring. Snapshot expires when the backup Saveset expires, even if the snapshot expiry date is greater than Saveset Expiry date. However, if this snapshot is already mounted, the snapshot goes in the pending state if the saveset has expired.

On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select the SaveSet Name and then click Explore Snapshots.
Select the snapshot from the Saveset Name list and click Set Expiry.
Select Change Expiry Date, and choose the options to set the expiry date and click Ok.
On: Set the date from the calendar and set the time
Now: Snapshot expires Immediately.
Expire with Saveset: Snapshot never expires.
In the Explore Snapshot page, the Expires column updates the date and time.
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