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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 container

On the <type> Device page, you can view the list of containers or storage groups for the device. To save your choice, select Remember this selection. By default, Containers is selected.

For each container, the <type> Device page displays Storage Utilization information as well as the following information:

Actions: Options for container-related tasks.
Container Name: Name of the container.
Storage Group Name: Name of the group to which the container is assigned.
Attached To NetVault Backup: Yes or No (If the container is attached to the NetVault Backup or not).

By default, the table is sorted by Container Name (descending order).

To view the page size setting, sorting order in the table, export the records, or edit table settings, click the icons at the lower-right corner of the table. For more information, see Customizing tables in NetVault Backup WebUI.

You can use the Search option to filter the table data and quickly find entries that contain the specified string. You can also include wildcards (“?” or “*”) in the search filter string.

You can create and manage a container from the <type> Device page and configure the options described in the following sections:

1
On the <type> Device page, with the Containers option selected, click Create Container.
2
In the Create Container dialog box, select the storage group, and type the name of the container.
3
Click Save.
1
On the <type> Device page, locate the applicable container.
2
Click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Delete.
3
In the Delete Container dialog box, click Delete.

You can add a container as a media only if the status in the field Attached To NetVault Backup is No.

1
On the <type> Device page, locate the applicable container.
2
Click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Add As A Media.
3
On the Add As A Media dialog box, configure the following options:

Block size

The default block size is 512 KiB. The block size cannot be changed for Quest DR Series systems.

Stream Limit

The default value for this setting is 256 streams. This setting applies to all NetVault Backup Servers to which the container is added. If the number of data streams exceeds the defined limit for the container, the Media Manager reports an error (“Device has too many streams”).

You can set the soft stream limit to any value between 1 and 512.

If the container is added to more than one NetVault Backup Server, set the same soft stream limit on all servers.

Force Add

If the device is already added to another NetVault Backup Server with the same name, select the Force Add check box. This option can be useful if you have performed a disaster recovery to rebuild the NetVault Backup Server.

4
Click Add As A Media.

You can remove a container as a media only if the status in the field Attached To NetVault Backup is Yes.

1
On the <type> Device page, locate the applicable container.
2
Click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Remove Media.
3
In the Remove Device dialog box, click Remove.
4
If NetVault Backup fails to remove the device, select the Force Removal check box in the confirmation dialog, and click Remove.
NOTE: You can use the Force Removal option to remove a device that is not in use. However, the device may still try to communicate with the NetVault Backup Server.
1
On the <type> Device page, locate the applicable container.
2
Click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Statistics.
In the Statistics dialog box, you can view the following information: Files Replicated Inbound, Bytes Processed Inbound, Bytes Replicated Inbound, Bytes Transferred Inbound, Errors Inbound, Files Replicated Outbound, Bytes Processed Outbound, Bytes Replicated Outbound, Bytes Transferred Outbound, Outbound Errors, Bytes Synthesized, Bytes Ingested, Bytes Transferred, Files Ingested, Files Aborted, Ingest Errors, Files Read, Bytes Read, and Read Errors.

You can modify the user password or stream limit for an existing container in the DR Series system.

3
Click the corresponding Manage Device icon .
The DR Series Device Management page is displayed.
4
Click Update, and in the Update Device Details dialog box, modify the required settings.

Username

Specify a user account that can be used to log on to the device.

Any user with RDA permission on the DR Series system can be used as username.

Password

Type the password for the user account.

Stream Limit

The default value for this setting is 256 streams. This setting applies to all NetVault Backup Servers to which the container is added. If the number of data streams exceeds the defined limit for the container, the Media Manager reports an error (“Device has too many streams”).

You can set the soft stream limit to any value between 1 and 512.

If the container is added to more than one NetVault Backup Server, set the same soft stream limit on all servers.

5
Click Update to save the settings.

You can modify the username, password, stream limit, or block size for an existing Data Domain system.

3
Click Update, and in the Update Device Details dialog box, modify the required settings.

Username

Specify a DD Boost user account that can be used to log on to the device for backups and restores. Verify that the user account is created on the Data Domain system before you add the device to the NetVault Backup Server.

Password

Type the password for the user account.

Stream Limit

The default value for this setting is 32 streams. This setting applies to all NetVault Backup Servers to which the container is added. If the number of data streams exceeds the defined limit for the container, the Media Manager reports an error (“Device has too many streams”).

You can set the soft stream limit to any value between 1 and 256.

If the container is added to more than one NetVault Backup Server, set the same soft stream limit on all servers.

Block size

Type or select the block size for data transfers. The block size is specified in KiB. The default block size is 128 KiB.

4
Click Update to save the settings.

You can modify the username, password, stream limit, or block size for an existing QoreStor system.

3
Click Update, and in the Update Device Details dialog box, modify the required settings.

Username

Specify a user account that can be used to log on to the device.

Any user with RDA permission on the QoreStor system can be used as username.

Password

Type the password for the user account.

Stream Limit

The default value for this setting is 64 streams. This setting applies to all NetVault Backup Servers to which the container is added. If the number of data streams exceeds the defined limit for the container, the Media Manager reports an error (“Device has too many streams”).

You can set the soft stream limit to any value between 1 and 256.

If the container is added to more than one NetVault Backup Server, set the same soft stream limit on all servers.

4
Click Update to save the settings.

Managing storage groups

2
On the Manage Devices page, click the Manage Device icon for the device whose storage groups you want to manage.
3
On the <type> Device page, select the Storage Groups option.
TIP: On the <type> Device page, you can view the list of containers or storage groups for the device. To save your choice, select Remember this selection. By default, Containers is selected.
The <type> Device page displays the following information:
Actions: Options for the tasks related to the storage group.
Storage Group Name: Name of the group.
Encryption Type: Type of encryption (None, Static, Internal).
Compression Type: Type of compression (Fast, Best).
Rotation Period: Number of days for key rotation.
Container Count: Number of containers in the storage device.
Dedupe Savings: Percentage of deduplication savings per storage group.
You can create and manage a DR Series system and QoreStor storage groups from the Manage <type> Device Storage Groups page and configure the options described in the following sections:
1
On the <type> Device page, with the Storage Groups option selected, click Create Storage Group.
2
On the Create Storage Group dialog box, configure the following options:

Storage Group Name

Type the name for the storage group. The name must start with an alphabetical character.

Compression Type

Select one of the following compression levels for storage optimization:

Fast: Results in shorter backup time with less storage space saving.
Best: Results in longer backup time with more storage space saving.

Encryption Type

Select any of the following encryption types:

None: Default value.
Static: A global, fixed key is used to encrypt all data.
Internal: Content-encryption keys are generated and rotated at a specified time.

Passphrase

This field is enabled only when you select Internal and Static in the Encryption Type field.

To encrypt content-encryption keys, type a passphrase. The passphrase string can contain a maximum of 255 characters and can contain alphanumeric and special characters.

Rotation Period

This field is enabled only when you select Internal in the Encryption Type field.

Select the number of days for key rotation. The default value is 30 days. Generate the new key after the rotation period is expired.

The valid range for this field is 7 to 25550 days.

1
On the <type> Device page, locate the applicable storage group, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Edit.
2
In the Edit Storage Group dialog box, update the options described in Creating a storage group.
3
Click Save.
1
On the <type> Device page, in the list of storage groups, locate the storage group, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Statistics.
On the Statistics dialog box, you can view the following information: Physical Used, Bytes Ingested, Num Files, Bytes Post Dedupe, Bytes Post Compression, Bytes Post Encryption, Number of Inodes, Cleaner Status, Encryption Status, Read Throughput, Write Throughput, Dedupe Savings, and Compression Savings.
1
On the <type> Device page, in the list of storage groups, locate the storage group, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Delete.
2
In the Delete Storage Group dialog box, click Remove.

Removing Quest DR Series system

3
On the Remove Quest DR Device dialog box, click Remove.

Removing QoreStor

For information on removing QoreStor, see theQuest QoreStor Installation Guide.

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