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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

Locating a client

The clients that reside in a different subnet are not included in the list of available clients. You can use the Find Machine option to locate and add such clients.

Checking communication through a firewall

When adding a client that resides outside the firewall, you can perform a firewall test to check if the server and client can communicate through the firewall. You can also perform this test to check connectivity for existing clients.

To check connectivity for existing clients, open the Manage Clients page. Select the client, and then click Firewall Test.
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In the Check Connection dialog box, provide the following details.

NetVault Client Name

For new clients, type the NetVault Backup name of the machine.

For existing clients, the name is displayed as a read-only property.

NetVault Client Address

For new clients, type the IP address of the machine.

For existing clients, the IP address is displayed as a read-only property.

UDP Port

The default UDP port for NetVault Backup. It is set to 20031. If you have configured NetVault Backup to use a different port, change this value.

TCP Port

The default UDP port for NetVault Backup. It is set to 20031. If you have configured NetVault Backup to use a different port, change this value.

Timeout

The timeout interval is set to 15 seconds by default.

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Click Test. This command checks if TCP, UDP, and messaging connectivity is available between the server and client, and displays the result in the dialog box.

Adding a server as a client

To allow a NetVault Backup Server to function as a client to a different server, you must enable the setting This machine may be added as a client to a server on the server.

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In the Navigation pane, click Change Settings, and then on the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under System and Security, click Security. In the Security dialog box, configure the following setting:
This machine may be added as a client to a server: The security settings on a NetVault Backup Server prevent the server from being added as a client to a different server. To allow a NetVault Backup Server to function as a client to a different serve, select this check box.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Removing a client from the list of available clients

If the list of available clients includes a machine that is no longer in use, you can use the following procedure to remove it from the list.

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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the defunct client, and click Remove.
If this error is displayed, click Force Removal in the Error dialog box to remove the client.
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