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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

Managing disk-based storage devices in list view

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing disk device details

Device is online and available for use.

Device is offline. NetVault Backup is able to detect the device, but unable to access it for backup or restore jobs.

Device is unavailable. NetVault Backup is unable to detect the device.

On the <Type> Device Management page, you can view the following information:
Device details: The Device details area shows the following information:
Name: The name of the storage device. The name is derived from the container name and the DNS name or IP address of the device.
Status: The status of the device. AVAILABLE specifies that the device is available for backups and restores, while OFFLINE specifies that the device is unavailable and cannot be used for backups or restores.
Data Stored: The total amount of data stored on the device.
Space Used: The total space used by the NetVault Backup Servers to which this device has been added.
Space Available: The total disk space available on the storage device.
Deduplication ratio: The Deduplication Ratio is calculated as follows:
The Deduplication ratio is not displayed for DR Series systems.
Name: The name of the storage device. The name is derived from the host name and IP address of the device.
Status: The status of the device. AVAILABLE specifies that the device is available for backups and restores, while OFFLINE specifies that the device is unavailable and cannot be used for backups or restores.
Data Stored: The total amount of data stored on the device.
Space Used: The total space used by the NetVault Backup Servers to which this device has been added.
Data Deduplicated: The total amount of data that has been submitted for deduplication.
Data In Staging: The amount of data stored in the Staging Store.
Space Available: The total disk space available on the storage device.
Deduplication ratio: The Deduplication Ratio is calculated as follows:
Staging Status: The status of the Staging Store. It can be one of the following:
Storage Status: The status of the Storage space. It can be one of the following:
Group: The media group name. “None” indicates that the device is not added to any group. To add the device to a storage group, click the Edit icon, and in the Edit Media Group dialog box, specify the media group name. Click Save to save the details and close the dialog box.
Version: The version number of the device.
License Type: License type being used.
License Capacity: License capacity.
License Expiration: License validity period.
Dedupe Licensed: If the deduplication option is licensed.
Garbage Collection State: The current phase of Garbage Collection.
Deduplication Queue Length: The number of elements or NetVault Backup segments currently waiting to be deduplicated.
Activity chart: This area shows the activity graph if the device is in use by a backup or restore job.
Job details: This area shows the following information about the active jobs:

Managing a Quest DR Series system, QoreStor, or Data Domain system

Use the following guidelines to manage an appliance or software-defined storage device.

Device is online and can be managed.

Device is in maintenance mode and cannot be managed.

Device is offline and cannot be managed.

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On the Manage Devices page, click the Manage Device icon for the device that you want to manage.
The name of the page that appears depends on the type of device that you select. For example, if you select a Quest DR Series system, the Quest DR Device page appears; if you select a QoreStor, the Quest QoreStor Device page appears.

Viewing device details

On the <type> Device page, you can view the following information in the collapsible and expandable Storage Utilization section:

Device Machine: Machine name of the device.
Device User: User name of the device.
Device OS Version: Device operation system version number.
Total Capacity: Total storage capacity of the device.
Used Space: The total disk space used by the storage device.
Available Space: The total disk space available on the storage device.
API Version: API version number of the RDA library.
Cleaner Status: The cleaning status of the device. It can be one of the following:
Done: The cleaning of device is complete.
Pending: The cleaning of device is pending.
Running: The cleaning of device is in progress.
Idle: The cleaning of device is not started.
Cleaner Statistics: To view the cleaner statistics, click Viewing cleaner statistics.
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