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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

Quest DR Series system prerequisites

Before adding a Quest DR Series system to a NetVault Backup Server, verify that the following requirements are met:

Configure the required storage options: On the Quest DR Series system, configure the storage options for the container. For more information about the storage options, see the Quest DR Series system Administration Guide.
Configure ports for optimized replication: To perform optimized replication operations across a firewall, configure the following fixed TCP ports on the Quest DR Series system to support RDA replication operations:

Adding a Quest DR Series system

To use a Quest DR Series system for backups and restores, you must first add the device to the NetVault Backup Server. You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure this device.

Adding a Quest DR Series appliance

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
2
On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Quest RDA Device option, and click Next.
3
On the Add Quest RDA Device page, provide the following details.

Hostname

Type the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or IP address of the Quest DR Series system.

If the server is unable to resolve the host name, it fails to add the device.

Username

Specify a user account that can be used to log on to the device.

On the Quest DR Series system, only one user account exists, and the user ID for that account is backup_user.

Password

Type the password for the user account.

4
Click Add RDA Device to add the device.

Adding a container as a media

1
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click the plus icon corresponding to the DR device.
2
On the Quest DR Device page, verify that the Containers option is selected.
3
For the applicable device, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Add As A Media.
4
On the Add Media page, provide the following details:

Storage Group Name

Select the name of the storage group.

Container

Select the name of the storage container.

Block size

The default block size is 512 KiB. The block size cannot be changed for Quest DR Series systems.

Stream Limit

The default value for this setting is 256 streams. This setting applies to all NetVault Backup Servers to which the container is added. If the number of data streams exceeds the defined limit for the container, the Media Manager reports an error (“Device has too many streams”).

You can set the soft stream limit to any value between 1 and 512.

If the container is added to more than one NetVault Backup Server, set the same soft stream limit on all servers.

Force Add

If the device is already added to another NetVault Backup Server with the same name, select the Force Add check box. This option can be useful if you have performed a disaster recovery to rebuild the NetVault Backup Server.

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Click Add As A Media.

To add a container as a media, see Adding a container as a media.

Passthrough: When this mode is selected, deduplication processing occurs on the Quest DR Series system. The passthrough mode requires at least 200 MB of free memory on the NetVault Backup Client.
Optimized: When this mode is selected, deduplication processing occurs on the NetVault Backup Client. The Optimized mode requires at least 4 GB of free memory on the NetVault Backup Client.
Auto: When this mode is selected, NetVault Backup decides the deduplication mode (Passthrough or Optimized) based on the criteria for Passthrough and Optimized.
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