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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 job definitions

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing job definitions

Job definitions are stored in the Scheduler Database. You can view the job definitions for all scheduled, saved, completed, and active jobs from the Manage Job Definitions page.

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Job Definitions.
On the Manage Job Definitions page, you can view the job definitions that are available in the NetVault Backup Database. The page includes all scheduled and saved jobs.

Job Title: Name or title of the job.
Job ID: Job ID number (also shows the instance ID number and phase ID number).
Policy name: Name of the policy if the job belongs to a backup policy.
Type: Backup or restore.
Plugin: Name of the plug-in used to perform the job.
Client: Name of the NetVault Backup Client for which the job was performed.
Selection Set: Backup or Restore Selection Set.
Next Run Time: Date and time when the next instance is scheduled to run.
To set the filter options (For more information on table filter options for Manage Job Definitions page, see Table 10), view the page size setting, column sort order, applied filters in the table, export the records, or edit table settings, click the icons at the lower- right corner of the table.
You can use the Search option to filter the table data and quickly find entries that contain the specified string in any column values. You can also include wildcards (“?” or “*”) in the search filter string.
On the Manage Job page, you can view the following information:
Job Details: This area shows the following information: job name, job ID, job type (backup or restore), and name of the client.
Configuration: This area lets you create, edit, and view the protection sets. It shows the selections, the plug-in options, schedule, source storage, target storage, and advanced options.

To edit a backup job, you can understand more about the sets by previewing the set information. To preview the set summary, move the pointer over the information icons in the Job Details area on Manage Job page.

Recent Instances: This table lists the recent instances of the job. It shows the following information: Run time, duration, job size, instance ID, phase ID, and status (Succeeded, Failed, Aborted, and others).
To perform a job-related task, click the corresponding button in the Operations pane. Alternatively, click a link in the Navigation pane to open a different page. However, the Remove button is disabled for a job associated with a policy. You can remove a job associated with a policy only from Manage Policies page. Also, if the job is associated with a policy, Manage Job page also lets you make changes to the job policy.

Editing job definitions

You can change one or more components (sets) for an existing job definition. When saving the changes, you can choose to overwrite the job or save the changes to a new job.

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Job Definitions.
For a policy job, Customize Policy Job dialog box displayed.
To edit a policy job without changing its job type, click No. Edit Policy Job wizard is started.
Schedule the job: To submit the job for scheduling, click Save & Submit.
Save the definition without scheduling the job: To save the job definition without scheduling it, click Save.
If a new name was provided in Step 5, the Save Job dialog box is displayed. Select the applicable option in this dialog box:
Save changes creating a new job using the supplied name: Select this option to save the changes to a new job.
Save changes renaming this job to the supplied name: Select this option to rename the existing job.

Deleting job definitions

If a job definition is no longer required, you can remove it from the NetVault Database. If a job is active, you cannot delete its definition until you cancel the job. Similarly, if a job is schedule to run later, you cannot delete its definition until you cancel the job schedule.

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Job Definitions.
Click Remove, and in the confirmation dialog box, click OK.
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