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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

About support diagnostics

Support Diagnostics provides a functionality that allows a user to collect detailed information about selected machine(s) of NetVault Backup domain. Quest Technical Support personnel use this information for debugging and troubleshooting purpose. This information is collected in a compressed file and can be downloaded on the local machine or uploaded to cloud location against corresponding Service Request (SR).

The following information is collected for the selected machine(s):

Downloading diagnostic data

You can use the NetVault Backup WebUI to download the diagnostic data from various machines to the local machine where the WebUI is running.

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In the Navigation pane, click Support Diagnostics.
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On the Support Diagnostics page, type a valid Service Request number in the field SR Number. The SR Number must be a seven-digit number. This field is optional.
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In the Client List table, you can view all the NetVault Backup clients that are added to the server. The table also displays Virtual Clients.
Status: Displays the status icons, which indicate the type of client and whether the client is online or offline.
Client: Displays the NetVault Backup name assigned to the client.
Version: Displays the NetVault Backup version installed on the machine.
Description: Displays the client description.
Table 148. Client icons

Client is up and running.

Client is online. It is in the process of being added, or the NetVault Backup password for the client has changed since it was added.

Client is unavailable. The system is offline or the NetVault Backup Service is not running.

Represents a Virtual Client that consists of a cluster of Clients. For more information about Virtual Clients, see Working with client clusters.

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In the Client List table, select the client (s) that you want to collect the diagnostic data, and click Download. You can select up to five NetVault Backup clients.
NOTE: The Download button is enabled only when the SR Number field is blank or has a valid seven-digit number.

Uploading diagnostic data

You can use the NetVault Backup WebUI to upload the diagnostic data corresponding to a SR number and provide it directly to Quest Technical Support for further analysis.

1
In the Navigation pane, click Support Diagnostics.
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On the Support Diagnostics page, type a valid Service Request number in the field SR Number. The SR Number must be a seven-digit number. This field is mandatory.
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In the Client List table, you can view all the NetVault Backup clients that are added to the server. The table also displays Virtual Clients.
Status: Displays the status icons, which indicate the type of client and whether the client is online or offline.
Client: Displays the NetVault Backup name assigned to the client.
Version: Displays the NetVault Backup version installed on the machine.
Description: Displays the client description.
Table 149. Client icons

Client is up and running.

Client is online. It is in the process of being added, or the NetVault Backup password for the client has changed since it was added.

Client is unavailable. The system is offline or the NetVault Backup Service is not running.

Represents a Virtual Client that consists of a cluster of Clients. For more information about Virtual Clients, see Working with client clusters.

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In the Client List table, select the client (s) that you want to collect the diagnostic data, and click Upload. You can select up to five NetVault Backup clients.
NOTE: The Upload button is enabled only when the SR Number field has a valid seven-digit number.

Using the deviceconfig utility

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