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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

Manually compressing online indexes

Online indexes are automatically compressed after 30 days of inactivity. You can also manually compress the online indexes for one or more backups from the Manage Backup Indexes page.

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In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job, and then on the Choose Saveset page, click Manage Indexes.
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Click Choose Client, and select the client for which the backup was created.
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Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Optionally, click Choose Plugin, and select the plug-in that was used to create the backup. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Click Compress.

Uncompressing online indexes

When you try to browse or restore data from savesets with compressed indexes, the indexes are automatically de-compressed to a temporary directory. You can also use the Manage Backup Indexes page to manually de‑compress the indexes for one or more backups.

The temporary directory is deleted after the operation completes.

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In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job, and then on the Choose Saveset page, click Manage Indexes.
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Click Choose Client, and select the client for which the backup was created.
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Optionally, click Choose Plugin, and select the plug-in that was used to create the backup. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Click Uncompress.

Managing Snapshots

Explore snapshots is a feature that allows you to view, mount, and unmount the existing snapshots.

Explore snapshot feature is currently supported for Dell Storage Manager and Huawei OceanStor Manager. To add these storage manager’s refer Managing the Snapshot Array Manager. Currently, NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem supports snapshot-based backups.

You can perform following operations:

Restoring snapshots

Restoring data from a snapshot involves a simple copy operation from the snapshot directory to the target/secondary system. The restore operation overwrites the existing volume configuration. Any changes that are made to the data in the volume after the Snapshot copy is created, are lost.

To restore snapshots refer, Creating restore jobs.

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