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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

Environment variables in NetVault Backup

The following is a list of NetVault Backup environment variables that can be used in user-defined scripts.

NETVAULTCLIACCOUNT

Specifies the NetVault Backup user name. The specified account must have privileges to use the CLI utility.

NETVAULTCLIACCOUNT=<User Account Name>

This variable must be included in the script to access the CLI utility.

NETVAULTCLIPASSWORD

Specifies the password for the NetVault Backup user account.

NETVAULTCLIPASSWORD=<Password>

This variable must be included in the script to specify the password for the user account.

NV_HOME

Returns the NetVault Backup installation directory.

NV_JOBCLIENT

Specifies the target client for a job.

NV_JOBCLIENT=<Name of the NetVault Backup Client>

NV_JOBID

Specifies the Job ID number.

NV_JOBID=<Job ID>

NV_JOBTITLE

Specifies the name of the job.

NV_JOBTITLE=<Job title>

NV_JOB_WARNINGS

Returns TRUE if a job completes with warnings, else returns FALSE.

This variable can only be used in a post -script. The mail scripts use this variable, but the variable has general applicability.

If a backup completes with warnings, the NV_STATUS variable returns SUCCEEDED, while the NV_JOB_WARNINGS variable returns TRUE.

The return value is not localized; it is TRUE or FALSE in English.

NV_OUTPUT_FILE

Returns the user-defined output file for reports.

NV_SERVERNAME

Specifies the NetVault Backup Server Name.

NV_SERVERNAME=<Name of the NetVault Backup Server>

NV_SESSIONID

Specifies the Session ID of a job.

NV_SESSIONID=<Session ID>

NV_STATUS

Returns the exit status of a job. It returns either SUCCEEDED or FAILED.

This variable can only be used in a post-script. The return value is not localized; it is SUCCEEDED or FAILED in English.

NV_USER_ARG

Specifies the user-defined arguments passed with the pre- or post-scripts.

 

Network ports used by NetVault Backup

Ports used or required

The following table provides a list of network ports used by NetVault Backup.

80

TCP

HTTP Listen port for incoming Web Service connections.

 

135

TCP

RPC port used during the client push installation process.

 

3306

TCP

Port used to make a TCP/IP connection to the MySQL Server.

Configured on the NetVault Backup Client on which the Plug-in for MySQL is installed.

The default port number is 3306. If a non-default port is configured for client connections on the MySQL Server, verify that the same port is configured on the NetVault Backup Client.

To run multiple instances of MySQL on the same machine, a different port is configured for each instance.

5432

TCP

Listener port for PostgreSQL Database.

Configured on the NetVault Backup Client on which the Plug-in for PostgreSQL is installed.

The default port number is 5432. If the PostgreSQL Database is configured to listen on a non-default port, verify that the same port is configured on the NetVault Backup Client.

8443

TCP

HTTPS Listen port for incoming Web Service connections.

 

10000

TCP

Port for sending NDMP messages (NDMP control channels).

Configured on the NetVault Backup Server on which the Plug-in for NDMP is installed.

The default port number is 10000. You can change it, if necessary.

20031

UDP

UDP messaging.

Required on server and clients.

20031

TCP

Port used by Network Manager (nvnmgr).

 

User-defined listen ports for devices

TCP

Ports to listen on for device requests.

Configured on the NetVault Backup Server and SmartClients.

Requirement: Two ports per drive.

User-defined connect ports for devices

TCP

Ports to connect to remote storage devices.

Configured on clients that connect to remote storage devices.

Requirement: Two ports per drive

User-defined listen ports for message channels

TCP

Ports to receive messages during data transfers.

Configured on NetVault Backup Server and Clients.

Requirement: Three ports per client.

To run two or more plug-ins simultaneously on a client, NetVault Backup requires two ports per plug‑in and an extra port per client. For example, to run two plug-ins simultaneously, NetVault Backup requires (2 * 2) + 1 = 5 ports for a client.

User-defined connect ports for message channels

TCP

Ports for sending messages during data transfers.

Configured on NetVault Backup Server and Clients.

Requirement: Three ports per client.

To run two or more plug-ins simultaneously on a client, NetVault Backup requires two ports per plug‑in and an extra port per client. For example, to run two plug-ins simultaneously, NetVault Backup requires (2 * 2) + 1 = 5 ports for a client.

User-defined connect ports for inter-machine setup

TCP

Ports for establishing initial contact (broadcast channels) while adding a NetVault Backup Client, and later to ascertain its availability.

Requirement: Two ports per client.

User-defined listen ports for NDMP data channels

TCP

Ports to listen on for NetVault Backup devices operating as NDMP movers.

These ports are used for data transfers between NDMP filer and storage device. These ports are required on the NetVault Backup Server or Client to which the device is attached.

49152 through 65535

TCP

Dynamic ports that are used during the client push installation process.

 

 

Troubleshooting

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