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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

Placing a job on hold

To prevent a scheduled job from running, you can place the job on hold. When you place a job on hold, its schedule is disabled until you resume the job.

Resuming a job

When you place a job on hold, its schedule is disabled until you resume the job. You can resume the scheduling of the job from the Job Status page.

When the schedule is resumed, the Next runtime column is updated to display the date and time when the next instance is scheduled to run.

Determining the reason for "waiting for media" status

When a job is in Waiting for Media state, it implies that the job is unable to initiate data transfer as the target drive or media item is unavailable. The Diagnose Job method allows you to determine the exact reason for this state.

A job may be in the Waiting for Media state due to the following reasons:

On the Diagnose Media Request page, you can view the following information:
Media Request ID: Media request ID.
Request Type: Backup or restore.
Status: Status of the media request.
Priority: Media request priority.
Client: NetVault Backup Client on which the job is running.
Media: Target media and group label (if specified).
Reuse Media: The “Reuse Media” option is selected or not.
Required Space: Amount of space required on the media to complete the current request.
Ensure backup is the first on the target media: The “Ensure This Backup is First on the Media” option is selected or not.
Auto-Label: The “Label Blank Media Automatically” option is selected or not.
Mark Read-Only After: The “Mark Media Read-Only” option is selected or not.
Media Format: Media format.
Unload on Completion: Media to be unloaded after job completion or not.
Drives: Drive on which the tape resides.
Force Local: The “Local Drives Only” option is selected or not.
Network Compression: The “Network Compression” option is selected or not.
The Reasons table lists the reasons why the specified device or media cannot be used for the job. The following list provides some examples:

Viewing log messages for a job

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Job Definitions or Job History.
On the Manage Job page, select the instance, and click View Logs.
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