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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

Searching for files in savesets

The Search option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page allows you to find specific files or data items without opening any savesets or browsing through their contents. You can use filenames or regular expressions to find the data items that you want to restore.

To configure or enable the catalog search, click the bulb icon shown near Search button on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, click Search.
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In the Search for files in savesets dialog box, configure the following options:
Search String: Type the search string.
Regular expression search: To use POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for Unix) regular expressions in the Search String box, select this check box.
The catalog search supports the regular expression syntax used by Elasticsearch. For more information, see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/query-dsl-regexp-query.html
Use legacy search method: This check box is displayed if both cataloged and non-cataloged savesets are included in the search.
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To search the data items in one or more specific savesets, select the desired saveset (s) and click Search. If you do not select any saveset, then all savesets are included in the search. On the Search Results page, you can view the specified files or data items. The following search results page is displayed when catalog search is configured and enabled on your NetVault Backup system.
Filter icon: To filter the records displayed in the search results table, click this icon. For more information on filter options, see Table 14.
Expand icon: To expand all result items, click the expand icon shown on top of the results table.
Collapse icon: To collapse all result items, click the collapse icon shown on top of the results table.
Settings icon: To set the number of search results per page, click the settings icon. ‘Settings’ drawer is displayed on the right- side of the page. Type or select the value and click OK. By default, the page displays 25 records. You can view a minimum 10 and maximum 100 records on the Search Results page.
New Search button: To search the data items in the selected saveset, click New Search. In the Search for files in savesets dialog box, configure the following options and click Search:
Search String: Type the search string.
Regular expression search: To use POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for Unix) regular expressions in the Search String box, select this check box.
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Viewing media list

The Media List option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page lets you view information about the media items used to store a backup. You can view details about the data segments and index segments for a backup.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select the applicable saveset.
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In the Saveset Information area, click Media List.
Backup size: This area shows the total size of the saveset in number of bytes
Data segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the data segments. You can view the following details: media label, media group label, stream ID, starting byte number, ending byte number, and media location
Index segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the index segments. You can view the media label and media location.
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Click Close to close the dialog box.

Creating Source Sets for restore jobs

A Source Set is used to specify source device options. You can create Source Sets for restore jobs from the Create Restore Job page.

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Start the restore job wizard, and click Create New next to the Source Storage list.
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On the Create Restore Source Set page, click Device Selection, and configure the following settings.

Any Device

This option is selected by default. If you do not specify a device type, NetVault Backup uses any suitable device for a job.

Specify Device

To use particular devices for a job, select this option. In the associated box, clear the check marks for the devices that you do not want to use. When you remove a library, the associated drives are automatically removed.

Local Drives Only

To use only devices that are locally attached to the target client, select this check box.

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Click Save, and in the Create New Set dialog box, type a name for the set.
Click Save to save the Restore Source Set.

Creating Restore Advanced Options Sets

A Restore Advanced Options Set is used to specify restore type, pre- and post-script, and other advanced options. You can create a Restore Advance Options Set from the Create Restore Job page.

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Start the restore job wizard, and click Create New next to the Advanced Options list.
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Click Save, and in the Create New Set dialog box, type a name for the set.
Click Save to save the Restore Advanced Options Set.
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