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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 storage media

Viewing storage summary

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On the Explore Storage page, you can view the following information.

Saveset

This area shows the total backup savesets stored in disk-based and tape-storage devices.

Disk Storage

This area shows the following information:

Total data stored: Total data stored in disk-based backup devices (total data size without deduplication).
Physical space used: Total physical space used by backups stored in disk-based backup devices (total data size with deduplication).
Deduplication ratio: The ratio of size of data before deduplication to the size of data after deduplication.

Tape & VTL Storage

This area shows the following information:

Total data stored: Total data stored in physical and virtual tape media.
Individual media items: Number of media items used by the backups stored in physical and virtual tape media
Blank media items available: Number of blank media items available on the added physical and virtual tape devices.

Tape vs Disk Storage (Pie chart)

The pie chart shows the total data stored in tape- and disk-based devices.

Total data stored in disk-based backup devices.

Total data stored in physical and virtual tape media.

Tape & Disk Storage Sizes (Pie chart)

The pie chart shows the total data stored in tape-based devices, total data stored in disk-based devices, and physical space used by backups stored in disk-based devices.

Total data stored in disk-based backup devices (total data size without deduplication).

Total physical space used by backups stored in disk-based backup devices (total data size with deduplication).

Total data stored in physical and virtual tape media.

Viewing disk storage details

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On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Disk Storage.
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On the Explore Disk Storage page, you can view the repository table.
Repository Name: The name of the device or storage container.
Type: Device type (for example, NetVault SmartDisk, Quest DR Series system, or Data Domain system).
Record Count: Number of data records stored in the device.
Saveset Count: Number of savesets stored in the device.
Space Free: Amount of space available.
Space Used: Amount of space used.
Deduplication ratio: The ratio of size of data before deduplication to the size of data after deduplication.
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On the Explore Disk Storage Repository page, you can view the following information:
Repository summary: This area shows the following information:
Repository name: The name of the device or storage container.
Data stored: Total data stored in the device (total data size without deduplication).
Physical space used: Total physical space used by backups stored in the device (total data size with deduplication).
Space available: Free space available in device.
Deduplication ratio: The ratio of size of data before deduplication to the size of data after deduplication.
Storage data type: Pie chart showing the percentage of storage used by various plug-ins.
Saveset table: The Saveset table lists all backups stored in the repository. It shows the saveset creation date, saveset name, saveset size, job ID number, instance number, and phase number.
To filter the saveset list, click Filter Options, and set the filter criteria:
To view savesets created for a particular client, click the Client list, and select the client in the list.
To view savesets created during a particular period, click the Saveset Date list, and select one of the following options: Last 24 hours, Last Week Last Month, Last 6 Months, Last Year, or Any
The Explore Disk Storage Repository page loads a maximum of 5000 records initially. The total number of records fetched is displayed at the lower-right corner of the table.
You can click Load more to load the next set of records, if available. Each load action fetches a maximum of 5000 records. This button is disabled if there are no more records to load.

Viewing tape storage details

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On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Tape Storage.
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On the Explore Tape Storage page, you can view the media table.
Label: Media label.
Group: Media group label.
Barcode: Media barcode.
Library: Name of the library.
Record Count: Number of data records stored in the tape.
Saveset Count: Number of savesets stored in the tape.
Space Free: Amount of free space available.
Space Used: Amount of space used.
Online: Tape is online () or offline ().
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On the Explore Tape Media Item page, you can view the following information:
Tape summary: This area shows the following information:
Barcode: Media barcode.
Label: Media label.
Group: Media group label.
Library: Name of the library where the tape resides.
Offsite Location: Off-site location, if specified.
Media Type: Disk file (virtual tape) or physical tape.
Data Stored: Total data stored in the tape.
Space Available: Amount of free space available.
Reuse Policy: Tape can be reused or not.
Date Last Written: Date on which the last write operation was performed.
Date Last Read: Date on which the read operation was performed.
Times Reused: The number of times the tape has been reused.
Read Errors: Number of read errors.
Write Errors: Number of write errors.
Usable: Tape is usable or unusable.
Read-Only: Tape is marked read-only or not.
Media Online: Tape is online or offline.
Media Usage: Pie chart showing the amount of storage used by various savesets.
Saveset table: The Saveset table lists all backups stored in the repository. It shows the saveset creation date, saveset name, saveset size, job ID number, instance number, and phase number.
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