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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

Configuring physical tape drives

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Click Configure.
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In the Edit Drive dialog box, configure the settings in the following tabs:
NDMP Configuration: The NDMP parameters are available here. The default settings for any parameter on this tab must not be changed unless otherwise advised by Quest Support. For more information about these settings, see NDMP settings.
Configuration: Set the required parameters here.The default settings for any parameter on this tab must not be changed unless otherwise advised by Quest Support. For more information about these settings, see General settings for tape drives.
Performance: For more information about these settings, see Drive performance settings.
Statistics: For more information about these settings, see Statistics collection settings.
SCSI Configuration: The default timeout value for the different types of SCSI commands is set to zero, which correspond to the following intervals:
Generic Cleaning: To configure generic cleaning settings for a tape drive, select this option. For more information about these settings, see Generic cleaning settings.
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Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.

Optimal transfer buffer size

The following table provides examples of the optimal values that can be used for some drive types.

Fast Modern Tape Drives

For example, LTO series, SDLT, and SAIT

65537 (64MiB + 1KiB)

Medium Speed Tape Drives

For example, DLT8000, DLT7000, and AIT-3

32769 (32MiB + 1KiB)

Older Professional Tape Drives

For example, DLT2000, DLT4000, and AIT-2

16385 (16MiB + 1KiB)

Older Low Capacity Low-end Drives

For example, EXB-8505, AIT-1, and DAT

8193 (8MiB + 1KiB)

Checking the status of a tape drive

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

Changing the status of a tape drive

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Click Online or Offline:
If the device is offline, click Online to bring it back online.
If the device is online, click Offline to mark it offline.
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