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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

Managing a widget on NetVault Backup dashboard

On the NetVault Backup dashboard page, you can perform the following operations to customize a widget:

To manage a widget, move the pointer over the widget title area. The last updated time and icons to manage a widget are displayed on top of a widget. To manage a widget, click the corresponding icon and follow the steps as described in the following table:

Refresh

To forcefully update the data in a widget in between of a pre-defined refresh interval time, click refresh icon. Refresh interval can be in range of 30 - 86400 seconds for all widgets.

Filter

To filter the data in a widget, click filter icon. Set the filter options and click Apply.

To set the number of records to display on a widget, type the number in the ‘Record limit’.

To clear the filters on a widget, click Clear.

To close the filter wizard without saving the data, click Cancel.

For more information on filter options for the respective widget, refer to Widget filter options.

Clone

To make a clone of a widget, click the clone icon.

Configure

To configure the widget title and widget data refresh interval (in seconds); click the configure icon.

To save the configured fields on the widget, click Apply.

To clear the configured fields on the widget, click Clear.

To close the configuration wizard without saving the data, click Cancel.

Delete

To delete a cloned widget, click delete icon. In the confirmation dialog box, click Remove to remove the widget from the NetVault Backup dashboard.

Resize

To expand a widget to view the data clearly, click the resize icon. To collapse a widget, click the resize icon.

Adding Widgets

You can add more widgets to the available dashboard. When you add all the widgets to the dashboard, no more widgets can be added.

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In the default dashboard page, click the ellipsis-horizontal icon and click Add Widgets.

Positioning Widgets

You can move a widget to a certain position on the dashboard by drag and drop action. If you re-position the dashboard and share with multiple users, these users can again re-positioned the shared dashboard. This re-positioning done by any shared user is displayed to rest of the shared users.

Widget filter options

The following widget filter options are displayed when you click the filter icon on top of a widget. You can use one or more filters to display records that match the specified criteria.

Job Status

Client: Use this option to filter jobs for a particular client.

Plugin: Use this option to filter jobs performed using a particular plug-in.

Job Type: Use this option to filter jobs by job type. You can select backup or restore job types.

Group By: Use this option to group jobs by Day, Week, Month, Quarter, or Year.

Record limit: Use this option to set the number of records to display on a widget. By default 7 records are displayed.

Duration: Use this option to filter jobs that completed at a particular duration.

From: To filter jobs from a specific date and time, do the following:
To: To filter jobs up to a specific date and time, do the following:

Select Policies: Use this option to filter the policy jobs by their policy name.

Job Duration

Client: Use this option to filter jobs for a particular client.

Plugin: Use this option to filter jobs performed using a particular plug-in.

Policy: Use this option to filter the policy jobs by their policy name.

Job Type: Use this option to filter jobs by job type. You can select backup or restore job types.

Record limit: Use this option to set the number of records to display on a widget. By default 10 records are displayed.

Duration: Use this option to filter jobs that completed at a particular duration.

From: To filter jobs from a specific date and time, do the following:
To: To filter jobs up to a specific date and time, do the following:

Media Space Usage

Show space in: Use this option to show the media space in Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, or PB.

Record limit: Use this option to set the number of records to display on a widget. By default 40 records are displayed.

Select media groups: Use this option to filter the records on the basis of media group. By default, all media groups are selected.

Client Status

Client: Use this option to see the client status for a particular client. By default, all the clients are selected.

Unusable Media

Select reason: Use this option to set the reason for unusable media such as ASF, Bad, Foreign, Full, Offline, Other, Read Only, or Unusable. By default, all reasons are selected.

Record limit: Use this option to set the number of records to display on a widget. By default 100 records are displayed.

Select media groups: Use this option to filter the records on the basis of media group. By default, all media groups are selected.

Device Status

Device Type: Use this option to set the type of device as RAS Devices, Tape Drives, or Tape Libraries. By default, all the device types are selected.

Policy Status

Policy Status: Use this option to filter the policies by status as Complete, Failed, or Warning. By default, all statuses are selected.

Policy State: Use this option to filter the policies by state as Active, Dormant, Quiesced, or Quiescing. By default, all states are selected.

Event Stream

Select Interval: Use this option to filter the events by time interval as 5 min, 10 min, 30 min, 1 Hr, 8 Hr, 12 Hr, or 24 Hr. By default, the time interval is set to 10 min.

Select Event Type: Use this option to filter the events by type as Error Only, Key Events, or All Events. By default, Error Only event type is selected.

Log Stream

Select Interval: Use this option to filter the logs by time interval as 5 min, 10 min, 30 min, 1 Hr, 8 Hr, 12 Hr, or 24 Hr. By default, the time interval is set to 10 min.

Select Level: Use this option to filter the logs by level as Background, Error, Information, Job Messages, server, or Warnings. By default, all levels are selected.

Select Classes: Use this option to filter the logs by class as Database, devices, Jobs, Media, Plugins, Schedule, System, or UI. By default, all classes are selected.

Running Jobs

Client: Use this option to filter jobs for a particular client.

Plugin: Use this option to filter jobs performed using a particular plug-in.

Policy: Use this option to filter the policy jobs by the policy name.

Job Type: Use this option to filter jobs by job type. You can select backup or restore

job types.

Record limit: Use this option to set the number of records to display on a widget. By

default 10 records are displayed.

Duration: Use this option to filter jobs that are completed at a particular duration.

From: To filter jobs from a specific date and time:
Type the start date, or click the button next to the box, and select the start date.
Type the start time, or click the button next to the box, and select the start time.
To: To filter jobs up to a specific date and time:
Type the end date, or click the button next to the box, and select the end date.
Type the end time, or click the button next to the box, and select the end time.
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