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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

Virtual Tape Library considerations

Before creating and adding a VTL, review the following information:

Here <x> is the additional disk space considered for the following requirements:

Creating and adding a Virtual Tape Library

You can use the configuration wizard to create a virtual tape library on the NetVault Backup Server or a SmartClient. When creating a VTL, you can choose the number of virtual tape drives and slots, and specify the size of the virtual tapes. After the device is created, it is automatically added to the server.

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.
On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Virtual tape library/media changer option, and click Next.
On the Add Virtual Tape Library page, provide the following details.

Choose the location on disk where you wish to create the new device

Enter the location where you want to create the VTL, or use the Browse button to select a location.

When entering a location, make sure that the path is already created on the selected machine. NetVault Backup does not automatically create any non-existing directories in the path.

To create a path, click Browse, select a parent folder, and then click Add new folder, After you click OK, the new folder is added to the parent folder and can be used as the location for the new device.

Choose a name for the device

Specify a unique name for the device.

Device display name

Specify a display name for the device.

Choose a 5 character media barcode prefix

The NetVault Backup Server automatically generates a barcode prefix and assigns it to the VTL media. If you want to change it, type a unique code for the device.

Specify the media capacity

Type or select the size of the virtual tape. The media size is specified in GiB. Each slot contains a piece of media of the given size. The default value is 32GiB.

Choose number of drives

Type or select the number of drives for the VTL. You can create maximum of 100 drives. The default value is two drives.

Choose number of slots

Type or select the total number of slots that hold the media. You can specify a maximum of 999 slots. The default value is 16 slots.

Click Next to create and add the device.

Re-adding a previously created VTL

You can use the configuration wizard to find previously created virtual tape libraries and add the devices to the server. You can use this method to add a device that was removed from the server.

On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Virtual tape library/media changer option and the Re-add previously generated virtual device check box.
In the Device list, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.

Virtual standalone drives

This section includes the following topics:

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