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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 NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider

When performing VSS-based backups, NetVault Backup uses the default VSS provider as determined by VSS. To use a specific VSS provider, you can configure the provider ID in the vss.cfg file.

On the NetVault Backup Client on which you want to run the VSS-based backup, open the vss.cfg file. This file resides in the config subdirectory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.
If the vss.cfg file does not exist on the server or client machine, manually create the file in the config directory.

Configuring default settings using Txtconfig

The Txtconfig utility provides a text-based interface to customize various settings for the server and client machines. This utility is available on all supported operating systems. The Txtconfig utility resides in the bin directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.

Before you start Txtconfig on a Windows-based machine running the French or German version of NetVault Backup, you must set the font type and code page in the command prompt window:

Set the font type to Lucida Console: Open a command prompt window. Click the Control Menu icon in upper-left corner or right-click the title bar, and select Properties. In the Properties dialog box, click the Font tab, and select Lucida Console in the Font list.
Set the code page to 1252: In the command prompt window where you want to run Txtconfig, type the following command:

These settings are necessary to display the text correctly in the command prompt window.

Press Enter or Return
The Machine page is displayed when you start the Txtconfig utility. You can view the following details on this page: Machine name, machine ID, network names, IP addresses, NetVault Backup version, OS version, and OS platform.
To view the main menu, press p. On the main menu page, the following menu items are available:

Diagnostic tracing

About diagnostic tracing

Diagnostic tracing is used to capture detailed information about error conditions. Quest Technical Support personnel use this information for debugging and troubleshooting purposes.

Tracing is disabled by default. To capture diagnostic information, you must enable tracing on the relevant NetVault Backup machines. You can configure NetVault Backup to start tracing immediately or when the service restarts. You can also specify a time window to automatically start and stop tracing at the specified time.

Diagnostic information is written to trace files. You can generate trace files for all processes or a subset of processes. These files are generated on the machine where the selected processes are running. NetVault Backup uses a Trace Container directory to store all trace files generated during various sessions. By default, the trace container directory is created under the NetVault Backup installation directory. You can modify the default settings to specify a new location for the container directory. When tracing is enabled, a session directory is created under the container directory; all trace files generated during the session reside in this directory. You can use the WebUI to download trace files from various machines to the local machine where the WebUI is running.

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