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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 storage devices

NetVault Backup supports a wide range of devices for storing backups. The supported devices include disk-based storage devices, deduplication appliances, physical tape libraries, autoloaders, tape drives, Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs), and Shared Virtual Tape Libraries (SVTLs).

You can attach the storage devices to the NetVault Backup Server, Clients, or NAS filers in a NetVault Backup Domain. The physical storage devices can be configured for single or shared use, and connected through SCSI, iSCSI, IP, SAS, or Fiber Channel SAN interfaces. A NetVault Backup SmartClient license is required to attach physical or virtual storage devices locally to a NetVault Backup Client.

To use a storage device in a backup or restore operation, you must first add the device to the NetVault Backup Domain. A device attached to a NetVault Backup Client is only recognized after you add the client to the NetVault Backup Server. Similarly, a device attached to a filer is only recognized after you add the filer to the server using NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP (Plug-in for NDMP).

SAN considerations

The following requirements apply to a SAN environment:

Quest DR Series systems

This section includes the following topics:

About Quest DR Series systems

The Quest DR Series disk-based data protection appliances optimize utilization with in-line deduplication and compression, and reduce network bandwidth requirements with client-side deduplication processing and deduplicated replication.

These appliances incorporate innovative deduplication and compression technology to help you achieve a data-reduction level up to 15:1. As a result, you can retain more backup data for a longer period in the same footprint.

The Quest DR Series systems use the Plug-in for Rapid Data Access (RDA) to integrate its data storage operations with NetVault Backup. This plug-in is automatically installed on the NetVault Backup machines when you install the NetVault Backup Server or Client software.

For more information about Quest DR Series systems, see the Quest DR Series system Administration Guide.

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