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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

Checking for upgrades

Use this procedure to check whether there are upgrades available for the NetVault Backup Core or plug-in packages.

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Below the NetVault Backup Clients table, click Check Upgrades.

User Name

Enter the user name for the NetVault Backup installation.

Password

Enter the password for the NetVault Backup installation.

Save Credential

Optional. Select this option to save the credentials for the installation.

Package Store

Select the package store where the packages that can be upgraded are available.

Task Name

Optional. Enter a name for the upgrade task. The default name uses the date and time of the task.

Search

Use this option to find a specific client that you want to upgrade.

In the Enter credentials dialog box, enter the user name and password for the client, optionally select Save Credentials, and then click OK.
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Click Verify to check connectivity to the clients. If any errors are reported, click Edit, and modify the applicable installation parameters.

Installing product license keys

The evaluation license for the NetVault Backup products is valid for 30 days. To continue using the product after the expiry of the evaluation period, you must install the permanent license keys for the server and installed plug-ins.

The server is licensed based on the NetVault Backup Server Edition and the additional options that you have purchased. The clients require a permanent license key only if a licensed plug-in is installed on the machine. For more information about obtaining the license keys, see the Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide.

You can use the configuration wizard to install the license keys. You can also install the license keys from the Manage Clients or Change Settings page. These procedures are described in the following sections:

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Licenses.
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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client on which you want to install the license key, and click Next.
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In the Enter the license key string box, type or copy and paste the license key. Click Apply.
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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client on which you want to install the license key, and click Manage.
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On the View Client page, click Install License.
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In the Install License dialog box, type or copy and paste the license key, and click Apply.
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In the Navigation pane, click Change Settings, and on the Configuration page, click Server Settings.
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On the NetVault Server Settings page, click Install License.
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In the Install License dialog box, type or copy and paste the license key, and click Apply.

Checking client access

You can use the Check Access option to determine the accessibility status of a client.

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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Manage.
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On the View Client page, click Check Access.

Removing plug-ins

If a licensed plug-in is no longer required, you can remove it from the server or client machine.

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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Manage.
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