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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

Exporting logs

When investigating a reported problem, Quest Technical Support might request you to provide the log dump from the NetVault Backup Server. You can generate the dump file by using the Download or Export method available on the View Logs page.

The Download method creates dump files on the local machine where the WebUI is running. This method is useful if you are accessing the server from a remote machine. For more information about this method, see Downloading logs. The Export method creates the file on the NetVault Backup Server.

The supported dump formats are text, binary, and database table dump. By default, the dump file includes all current logs. You can use the filter options to export log entries that meet the specified criteria. For instance, you can set filter options to display log entries for a specific period or a specific job ID number, and then export these entries to a dump file.

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On the View Logs page, click Export.
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In the Export Logs dialog box, configure the following options.
Table 76. Export logs

File Name

Type a filename for the log file.

You can also select an existing file from the dump file list. If you select or specify an existing file, NetVault Backup overwrites the file.

Depending on the dump format selected, the dump files are created in the binary, text, or pgdump directories under <NetVault Backup home>\logs\dumps (on Windows) or <NetVault Backup home>/logs/dumps (on Linux).

To create the dump file in a different location, specify the full path.

Binary Log

Select this option to export the logs to a binary file (.nlg).

Text Log

Select this option to export the logs to a text file (.txt).

Database Table Dump

Select this option to export the logs to a PostgreSQL dump (pg_dump) file (.dmp).

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Click Export to export the logs.

Manually purging the log messages

Log messages that are older than 30 days are automatically purged from the database. You can also manually delete the log messages by using the Purge Logs method available on the View Logs page.

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On the View Logs page, click Purge.
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In the Purge Logs dialog box, configure the following option:
Delete log entries before: Type or select the date and time to delete all log messages created before the specified time.
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Click Purge.

Setting up a user-defined log event

To receive notifications when a log message is generated, you can set up a user-defined log event for that message. You can configure user-defined log events from the View Logs page. The user-defined log events are added to the Log Daemon event class.

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In the Set Log Event dialog box, configure the following options.
Table 77. Set log event

Event Name

Specify a name for the log event.

Event Description

Provide a detailed description for the event.

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Click Set Event.

Removing a user-defined log event

You can delete a user-defined log event if is no longer required. This task can be performed from the View Logs page.

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In the Set Log Event dialog box, click Remove.
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