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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
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Physical tape devices

This section includes the following topics:

Adding a standalone tape drive

You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure a standalone tape drive. The wizard lets you configure the device for shared access if it is connected to multiple hosts.

1
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 Single physical tape device option, and click Next.
Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
4
In the Choose drive table, select the device that you want to add.
In the Device display name box, provide a display name for the tape library.
Click Next.
5
If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.

Adding a tape library

You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure a physical tape library. The wizard lets you configure the device for shared access if it is connected to multiple hosts.

1
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 Tape library/media changer option, and click Next.
Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
4
In the Choose library table, select the device that you want to add.
In the Tape Library Display Name box, specify a display name for the tape library.
Click Next.
6
If the library is not configured automatically, click Add drives manually. You can also use this method to assign the drives to different clients or to share the drive with multiple clients.
a
In the Choose Machine table, select the client to which the drive is attached. If the device is connected to multiple clients, select any one client.
Scan for devices: To scan the client again for attached devices, select this option.
Do not scan for devices: To use the previous scan results, select this option.
Scan only filer: To scan for devices attached to a particular filer, select this option, and then select the applicable filer.
This option is only displayed if you have installed the Plug-in for NDMP on the server and added a filer to the plug-in.
Click Next.

To leave the remaining bays empty and complete the library addition with the required drives, click Leave remaining bays empty.

b
In the Choose drive for bay table, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
c
If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.
To assign additional drives for the library, click Add more devices, and repeat Step a through Step c until all required drives are configured.

 

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