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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

Running a job immediately

You can use the Run Now method run an existing job immediately.

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In the Navigation pane, click Job Status or Manage Job Definitions.

If a backup job includes Phase 2 jobs, selecting Phase 1 runs both Phase 1 and Phase 2 jobs. Phase 1 runs immediately, and when it completes successfully, Phase 2 is scheduled to run as per the job definition.

Aborting a job

You can cancel an active job from the Job Status page.

Stopping a job

The Plug-in for FileSystem lets you stop a job at any point and resume it later from the same point. To have this ability, you must configure the job as restartable.

For more information about restartable jobs, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem User’s Guide.

When you stop the job, the plug-in generates an index for all items that have been processed up to that point and writes the index to the backup media and NetVault Database. The job status is then set to Job Stopped. If the plug-in is writing a large backup index, the jobs status continues to be reported as “Writing to Media: Storing Backup Index” until the index is written. When you restart the job later, the plug-in runs an Incremental Backup job to back up the remaining files and folders.

NOTE: The Stop and Restart methods do not work if you select multiple jobs simultaneously.

Restarting a job

The Restart method lets you resume a backup from the point the job was stopped. To have this ability, you must configure the job as restartable.

The following plug-ins support this feature:

Plug-in for FileSystem: The Plug-in for FileSystem allows you to stop a backup job at any point and resume it later from the same point. To have this ability, you must configure the backup option Enable Restartable Backup for the job. For more information about this option, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem User’s Guide. When you stop the job, the plug-in generates an index for all items that have been processed up to that point and sets the job status to Job Stopped. When you restart the job later, the plug-in runs an Incremental Backup job to back up the remaining files and folders.
Plug-in for VMware: The Plug-in for VMware allows you to restart a job to back up only those virtual machines that failed previously. To have this ability, you must configure the backup option Enable Restartable backups for the job. For more information about this option, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware User’s Guide. When a restartable backup completes with some failed virtual machines, the plug-in generates an index for the completed virtual machines and sets the job status to Job Stopped. When you restart a job, the plug-in runs an Incremental Backup job to back up the failed virtual machines.
NOTE: The Restart method does not work if you select multiple jobs simultaneously.
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