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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

Deleting savesets from disk-based storage devices

Deleting a saveset from a disk-based storage device involves removing its index from the NetVault Database and deleting that backup from the device. You cannot import the deleted backup by scanning the device.

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

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your selection here, if the Retirement Timing Control option for Media Manager is set to Force Always, the savesets are removed immediately. For more information about this global setting, see Configuring retirement rules for dependent backups.
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On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Disk Storage. In the repository table, select the device, and click Explore Repository.
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Click Remove Savesets.
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In the Remove Saveset dialog box, select the Remove all duplicates associated with selected saveset(s) check box if you also want to remove the Duplicates of the selected savesets.
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Under Select removal timing option, specify whether you want to force immediate removal of the savesets or defer the removal until all dependent savesets have reached their retirement date:
Mark for removal: Use this option to mark the selected savesets for removal. If no dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for a saveset, the saveset is removed immediately. If any dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for a saveset, the saveset is removed only after all dependent backups have reached their retirement date.
Force immediate removal: Use this option to remove the selected savesets immediately. The dependent Incremental and Differential Backups that exist for the selected savesets are also removed immediately, even if these backups have not reached their retirement date.
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Click Remove.
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In the Remove Saveset dialog box, select the Remove all duplicates associated with this saveset check box if you also want to remove the Duplicates of the selected saveset.
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Under Select removal timing option, specify whether you want to force immediate removal of the saveset or defer the removal until all dependent savesets have reached their retirement date:
Mark for removal: Use this option to mark the selected saveset for removal. If no dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed immediately. If any dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed only after all dependent backups have reached their retirement date.
Force immediate removal: Use this option to remove the selected saveset immediately. The dependent Incremental and Differential Backups that exist for the selected saveset are also removed immediately, even if these backups have not reached their retirement date.
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Deleting savesets from tape-based storage devices

Deleting a saveset from a tape-based storage device essentially involves removing its index from the NetVault Database. You can still scan the media to import the backup index into the NetVault Database, and use the backup.

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

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your selection here, if the Retirement Timing Control option for Media Manager is set to Force Always, the savesets are removed immediately. For more information about this global setting, see Configuring retirement rules for dependent backups.
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On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape, and click Explore Media.
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In the Remove Saveset dialog box, select the Remove all duplicates associated with this saveset check box if you also want to remove the Duplicates of the selected saveset.
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Under Select removal timing option, specify whether you want to force immediate removal of the saveset or defer the removal until all dependent savesets have reached their retirement date:
Mark for removal: Use this option to mark the selected saveset for removal. If no dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed immediately. If any dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed only after all dependent backups have reached their retirement date.
Force immediate removal: Use this option to remove the selected saveset immediately. The dependent Incremental and Differential Backups that exist for the selected saveset are also removed immediately, even if these backups have not reached their retirement date.
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Managing user and group accounts

About user accounts

The NetVault Backup administrator can set up different user accounts, and assign appropriate privileges, group memberships, and quota to these accounts based on the functions the users need to perform.

For example, the administrator can create a user account for Database Administrator and grant this account the privileges to perform backups and restores of the database systems. Similarly, the administrator can create a user account to manage clients or storage devices.

There are two predefined user accounts in NetVault Backup:

admin: The administrator account for NetVault Backup.
default: A standard user account that can be used to perform various operations in NetVault Backup.

These user accounts are used to perform various tasks from the NetVault Backup WebUI and CLI. The admin and default user accounts are assigned all privileges in NetVault Backup. By default, no password is assigned to the admin and default user accounts. To prevent unauthorized access to the NetVault Backup Server, you can assign a secure password to these user accounts.

If your environment uses Active Directory (AD) or Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you can also integrate AD and Azure AD users with NetVault Backup, as well as manage user groups. For more information, see Integrating Active Directory with NetVault Backup and Using Azure Active Directory as an identity provider.

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