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NetVault 12.3 - Administration Guide

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
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
About user accounts About user and group privileges and presets Creating a user account Modifying a user account Deleting a user account Setting a user policy Using Secure Mode Using Presets User privileges Predefined Presets Integrating Active Directory with NetVault Backup Using Azure Active Directory as an identity provider
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 default settings for global notification methods 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
Common errors
NetVault Backup Service fails to start on Windows NetVault Backup Service fails to start after the machine is restarted NetVault Backup Service starts, but stops immediately on Linux Login fails after any change in the server IP address Unexpected behavior of NetVault Backup WebUI WebUI does not run in Compatibility View in Internet Explorer NetVault Backup installer fails during push installation VSS-based backup fails Modifying TCP/IP socket buffer size on Windows Restores using Data Copy savesets fail on clients running NetVault Backup 10.0.1 Restore fails on Itanium platforms if the index is larger than 2GB After upgrade, Data Copy and Consolidated backup job on Linux fails After upgrade, console error is displayed on WebUI pages Deployment task hangs on target Linux machine during push installation. Unable to add package store with hostname. Deployment task fails due to network configuration issues. Domain user is unable to login NetVault Backup Server if the workstation attribute is set. Domain user is unable to login NetVault Backup Server on Debian 9. Adding the target machine as a client fails, after successful push installation. Unable to install, uninstall or navigate catalog search page after manually uninstalling NetVault Backup Client Host. Unable to install, uninstall catalog search on client after NetVault Backup Server migration with the same or different server name External Azure AD user cannot add an external Azure AD user to NetVault Backup Server Failed to verify target Windows machine from a Linux-based NetVault Backup server
Safe Mode in NetVault Backup

Configuring default settings for nvjobstart

By default, the nvjobstart command returns either 0 or 1 (0 to indicate success, and 1 to indicate failure). You can configure the utility to return enhanced job completion status codes and messages that indicate the way in which a job failed.

To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under Plugins, click Plugin Options. In the Plugin Options dialog box, under CLI, configure the following setting:
nvjobstart Enhanced Job Completion Status: By default, the nvjobstart utility returns the following messages depending on the job exit codes.

0

Job completed successfully

1

Job failed with error: ‘Job Failed’

This message is returned for the following job completion states:

If you select the nvjobstart Enhanced Job Completion Status check box, the utility returns the following codes and messages.

0

Job completed successfully

1

Job Failed

2

Job Completed with Warnings

3

Job Aborted

4

Job Stopped

5

Job Died

-1

Job Failed with Undefined Error

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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring default settings for post-scripts

By default, the execution of a post-script is terminated when a backup or restore job is aborted. You can modify the configuration setting for post-scripts to change this behavior.

To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under Plugins, click Script. In the Script dialog box, configure the following setting:
Terminate running script on Job Abort: This check box is selected by default. If you want to continue script execution even when the associated job is aborted, clear this check box.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in

With a backup job, you can choose to run the verification phase to check the correctness and completeness of a backup at the end of data transfer. NetVault Backup uses the built-in Verify plug-in to perform the verification phase. The Verify plug-in verifies the stream length written to the media and ensures that no blocks were dropped during backup. While the actual backup runs as Phase 1, backup verification runs as Phase 2 of the backup job.

By default, the backup verification job runs on the NetVault Backup Server. You can modify the configuration settings for the plug-in to run the verification on an alternate client or locally on specified clients.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under Plugins, click Verify. In the Verify dialog box, configure the following settings.

Always run Verify locally

By default, the verification phase runs on the NetVault Backup Server.

To avoid data transfers over the network, you can choose to run verification locally on the clients to which the device used for backup is attached. This option is globally applied to all clients. It does not work for clients that do not have a locally attached backup device.

Comma separated list of clients that verify locally

If your backup jobs are distributed across multiple client-attached devices, use this setting to specify a comma-separated list of clients that can run the verification phase locally.

Default client to run Verify

To configure an alternate client to run all verification jobs, specify the client name.

This setting is useful if you use a client-attached device for your backups. It allows you to select the same client to run backup verification jobs.

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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring Deployment Manager Settings

This section includes the following topics:

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