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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 savesets

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing saveset details

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If the saveset is stored in a disk-based storage device, click Explore Disk Storage. In the repository table, select the device, and click Explore Repository.
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If the saveset is stored in a physical or virtual tape, click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape, and click Explore Media.
Job: Job ID number and instance ID number
Title: Job name
Tag: Tag assigned to the saveset
Server: Name of the NetVault Backup Server
Client: Name of the NetVault Backup Client for which the saveset is generated.
Plugin: Name of the plug-in used to create the saveset.
Date: Saveset creation date.
Expires At: Saveset expiration date and time.
Incremental: Incremental Backup or not.
Archive: Archive option was selected or not.
Size: Saveset size.
Backup size: This area shows the total size of the saveset in number of bytes
Data segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the data segments. You can view the following details: media label, media group label, stream ID, starting byte number, ending byte number, and media location
Index segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the index segments. You can view the media label and media location.
Click Close to close the dialog box.

Configuring saveset expiry options

NetVault Backup supports generation- and time-based retirement methods for backups. You can specify these options in the Backup Advanced Options Set. If the backups are stored on tape media, you can also use the Change Expiry method to set or change the expiry date or generation count later.

This section describes how to set the retirement age or maximum generation count for one or more savesets on physical or virtual tape media by using the Change Expiry method. For more information about the Backup Life option, see Setting backup retirement options.

If a backup has any dependent backups, you can choose to do the following:

For more information about backup retirement methods and retirement rules, see Backup retirement.

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Click Explore Tape Storage.
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On the Media Management - Change Saveset Expiry Date drawer, configure the options described in the following table.

Change Expiry Date

To configure time-based retirement, select this check box, and do one of the following:

Select the On option, and type or select the date and time in the respective boxes.
Alternatively, select the Never option to retain the backup indefinitely.

Change Generation Cycle

To configure generation-based retirement, select this check box, and do one of the following:

Select the Discard after option, and in the associated box, type or select the number of Full Backups.
Alternatively, select the Never option to retain the backup indefinitely.

Force Expiry

By default, if a backup has any dependent backups, its retirement is deferred until all dependent backups are ready for retirement.

You can select this check box to retire a backup according to its retirement schedule. Forcing this behavior can cause early retirement of dependent Incremental and Differential Backups.

To apply this rule globally to all backups, you can modify the Media Manager settings. For more information, see Configuring retirement rules for dependent backups. If the Retirement Timing Control option for Media Manager is set to Force Always, the Force Expiry is option is used, regardless of state of this check box.

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Click Apply to save the settings.
IMPORTANT:  
If you set both Change Expiry Date and Change Generation Cycle options for a Full Backup, the backup is retired only when both conditions are met. For example, if you set the Discard After Full Backup Count option to four Full Backups and the Discard After option to 30 days, the backup is retired after four Full Backup counts and 30 days.
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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, the saveset table provides a list of available savesets.

Expiring all savesets on disk-based storage

This task describes how to expire all savesets that are stored on disk-based storage.

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Click Explore Disk Storage.
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On the Explore Disk Storage Repository page, select the saveset, and then click Expire All.
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On the Expire All Savesets modal, enter the password for the device, and then entire the word EXPIRE to confirm the action.
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