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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 Statistics Manager

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 User Interface, click Reporting. In the Reporting dialog box, under Stats Collection, configure the following settings.

Statistics gathering window start

 

Statistics gathering window end

By default, the Statistics Manager collects statistics for 24 hours, starting at 00:00:00 and continuing until 23:59:59 hours.

To limit statistics collection to certain times of the day, specify the start and end time in these boxes. Specify the time in HH:MM:SS format.

The maximum duration for a session is 24 hours. It can last a single calendar day or continue to the next day. For example, if you set 10:00:00 as the start time and 7:00:00 as the end time, the session will begin at 10:00 A.M. on the current day and lasts until 7:00 A.M. the next day.

Frequency

The default polling period for Statistics Manager is 10 seconds.

To change the setting, type or select a new value. The polling period is specified in number of seconds.

Records per Storage File

Type or select the maximum number of records per file. The Statistics Manager will close the current file and open a new file when this limit is reached. The default value for this setting is 1000 records.

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In the Reporting dialog box, under Stats Provision, configure the following settings.

Enable stats collection on this machine

Statistics collection is enabled by default on all NetVault Backup machines.

To disable this activity on a client, clear this check box.

If you disable statistics collection, the reports related to drive performance, event history, media requests, and other data collected by the Statistics Manager may show inaccurate information.

Absent server threshold

Type or select how long the Statistics Manager holds the collected data for the Reports Database Manager. The threshold is specified in number of hours. The default value is 72 hours. If the Reports Database Manager does not poll for data within this time, a warning is logged and the following events occur:

Transmit Block Size

Type or select the block size for transmitting data collected by the Statistics Manager. The block size is specified in KB. The default value is 10KB.

Minimum Stats Manager Cache

Type or select the minimum cache for Statistics Manager. It is specified in number of records. The default value is 30 records.

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

Creating a global purge policy for the Reports Database

By default, the Reports Database Manager deletes all records that are older than 31 days. You can override this behavior with a custom age-based or size-based purge policy for the Reports Database.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click Reporting. In the Reporting dialog box, under Tables, configure the following settings.

Tables default to being part of the global purge group

By default, the global purge policy is applied to all tables in the Reports Database. You can override this behavior for individual tables with table‑specific purge policies. The table-specific policies are only applied when you disable the global policy at the database level.

To apply the global purge policy to all report tables, ensure that this check box is selected.

Purge check frequency

By default, the Reports Database Manager performs purge check every 24 hours, and deletes all records that match the purge condition.

To change the frequency of purge checks, type or select the time interval between two purge events. The purge frequency is specified in number of hours.

Global purge method

Select one of the following options:

By date: Select this option to delete records that are older than the specified time limit.
By space used: Select this option to delete records when the space usage exceeds the specified size limit.

Global purge space limit

Type or select the maximum file size for the report tables. The file size is specified in MB. The default value is 50MB.

Global purge time limit

Type or select the maximum age for records stored in the Reports Database. The record age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

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

Creating table-specific purge policy

By default, the Reports Database Manager deletes all records that are older than 31 days. You can override this behavior with a custom age-based or size-based purge policy for the individual report tables.

NetVault Backup supports table-specific purge policies for the following report tables: driveevents, events, mediacapacities, mediarequests, mediatransfers, driveperformance, and jobfiletallies. These tables are used to store statistical data produced by backups, media usage and drive activities.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click Reporting. In the Reporting dialog box, under Tables, configure the following settings.

Tables default to being part of the global purge group

By default, the global purge policy is applied to all tables in the Reports Database. The table-specific policies are only applied when you disable the global policy at the database level.

To disable the global purge policy at the database level, clear this check box.

Table <table name> purge method

Select one of the following options:

By space used: Select this option to delete records when the space usage exceeds the specified size limit.
By date: Select this option to delete records that are older than the specified time limit.
Use global policy: Select this option to apply the global purge policy to the table.

Table <table name> purge space limit

Type or select the maximum file size for the report tables. The file size is specified in MB. The default value is 10MB.

Table <table name> purge time limit

Type or select the maximum age for records stored in the Reports Database. The record age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

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

Configuring NetVault Backup WebUI default settings

You can configure the default settings for Default Table Pagesize (global default of auto) navigation pane (global default of auto-hide), page or table actions (global default of buttons), Time formatting (global 24-hour), and UI theme (global default of light) in the NetVault Backup WebUI.

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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults. In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Navigation Bar, configure the following settings:
Auto- hide: By default, the navigation pane is set to auto-hide. To remove the auto-hide setting of navigation pane in the NetVault Backup WebUI, clear this check box.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults. In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Page/Table Actions, configure the following settings:
Show Actions as: By default, the action options are displayed as buttons on bottom of the NetVault Backup WebUI pages. To view the action options as a page-level and table-level context menus, select Context menus.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults. In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under UI Theme, configure the following settings:
Default Theme: By default, the color theme for NetVault Backup WebUI is set to Light. To change the default color theme, select Dark.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults. In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Default Time, configure the following settings:
Time Formatting: By default, the 24-hour format is set for NetVault Backup WebUI. To change the default time, select 12-hour (AM/PM).
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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On the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults. In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Default Table Pagesize, configure the following settings:
Table Pagesize: By default, table page size is set to Auto. The application settings page size can be changed to the following options or you can manually enter page size number:
25: Sets the page size to display 25 records in a table.
50: Sets the page size to display 50 records in a table.
100: Sets the page size to display 100 records in a table.
500: Sets the page size to display 500 records in a table.
1000: Sets the page size to display 1000 records in a table.
Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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