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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

Checking the status of a disk-based storage device

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Click Check, and then in the confirmation dialog box, click Check again.

Changing the status of a disk-based storage device

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If the device is offline, click Online to bring it back online.
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If the device is online, click Offline to take it offline.
The Offline method marks the device as offline and makes the device unavailable to NetVault Backup. This method does not physically take the system offline.

Scanning a disk-based storage device

You can use the Scan method to query all backups stored on a disk-based storage device and import those backups that are not indexed in the given NetVault Backup Server’s database.

To import backups to the database, the NetVault Backup Server must have the same NetVault Backup Machine Name as the original server that performed the backups. The amount of time it takes to scan the backups depends on the number of backups that need to be imported and the size of the backup indexes.

You can scan indexes that are generated with the same or previous versions of NetVault Backup. You cannot scan indexes generated with a newer version of NetVault Backup on an earlier version of the server if the servers do not use the same index version. If an index version is not supported, the index is not imported and a message is generated in the logs.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. In the list of devices, locate the device and click the corresponding Manage Device icon .
Alternatively, in the Navigation pane, click Explore Storage. Click Explore Disk Storage, and in the repository table, select the device.
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On the RAS Device Management or Explore Disk Storage page, click Scan.
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In the Scan Device dialog box, you can configure the following option:
Minimum life for imported backups: This option specifies the minimum life for backups that are imported to the NetVault Database. This option only applies to the backups that are not available in the NetVault Database.
Click Scan to start the scanning process and close the dialog box.

Removing all savesets from a disk-based storage device

The Expire All method lets you remove all savesets from a disk-based storage device. You can use this method before removing a device from NetVault Backup if you no longer require the backups stored on the device.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. In the list of devices, locate the device and click the corresponding Manage Device icon .
Alternatively, in the Navigation pane, click Explore Storage. Click Explore Disk Storage, and in the repository table, select the device.
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On the RAS Device Management or Explore Disk Storage page, click Expire All.
Password: Type the password for the NetVault Backup Server. If no password is set for the NetVault Backup Server, provide the system's root or administrator password.
Enter ‘EXPIRE’ to confirm request: To confirm, type BLANK (case-insensitive) in this box.
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