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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 storage groups

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On the Manage Devices page, click the Manage Device icon for the device whose storage groups you want to manage.
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On the <type> Device page, select the Storage Groups option.
TIP: On the <type> Device page, you can view the list of containers or storage groups for the device. To save your choice, select Remember this selection. By default, Containers is selected.
The <type> Device page displays the following information:
Actions: Options for the tasks related to the storage group.
Storage Group Name: Name of the group.
Encryption Type: Type of encryption (None, Static, Internal).
Compression Type: Type of compression (Fast, Best).
Rotation Period: Number of days for key rotation.
Container Count: Number of containers in the storage device.
Dedupe Savings: Percentage of deduplication savings per storage group.
You can create and manage a DR Series system and QoreStor storage groups from the Manage <type> Device Storage Groups page and configure the options described in the following sections:
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On the <type> Device page, with the Storage Groups option selected, click Create Storage Group.
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On the Create Storage Group dialog box, configure the following options:

Storage Group Name

Type the name for the storage group. The name must start with an alphabetical character.

Compression Type

Select one of the following compression levels for storage optimization:

Fast: Results in shorter backup time with less storage space saving.
Best: Results in longer backup time with more storage space saving.

Encryption Type

Select any of the following encryption types:

None: Default value.
Static: A global, fixed key is used to encrypt all data.
Internal: Content-encryption keys are generated and rotated at a specified time.

Passphrase

This field is enabled only when you select Internal and Static in the Encryption Type field.

To encrypt content-encryption keys, type a passphrase. The passphrase string can contain a maximum of 255 characters and can contain alphanumeric and special characters.

Rotation Period

This field is enabled only when you select Internal in the Encryption Type field.

Select the number of days for key rotation. The default value is 30 days. Generate the new key after the rotation period is expired.

The valid range for this field is 7 to 25550 days.

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On the <type> Device page, locate the applicable storage group, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Edit.
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In the Edit Storage Group dialog box, update the options described in Creating a storage group.
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Click Save.
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On the <type> Device page, in the list of storage groups, locate the storage group, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Statistics.
On the Statistics dialog box, you can view the following information: Physical Used, Bytes Ingested, Num Files, Bytes Post Dedupe, Bytes Post Compression, Bytes Post Encryption, Number of Inodes, Cleaner Status, Encryption Status, Read Throughput, Write Throughput, Dedupe Savings, and Compression Savings.
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On the <type> Device page, in the list of storage groups, locate the storage group, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Delete.
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In the Delete Storage Group dialog box, click Remove.

Removing Quest DR Series system

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On the Remove Quest DR Device dialog box, click Remove.

Removing QoreStor

For information on removing QoreStor, see theQuest QoreStor Installation Guide.

Checking the status of a disk-based storage device

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Click Check, and then in the confirmation dialog box, click Check again.
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