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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

About user and group privileges and presets

A privilege is a permission to perform a specific task in NetVault Backup.

To accomplish any task in NetVault Backup, a user must have the required NetVault Backup privileges. If a user does not have the privileges, the request is denied. In NetVault Backup, the Auditor Daemon (nvavp) authorizes the user requests based on the privileges granted to the user or user groups. For information about the types of user and user group privileges in NetVault Backup, see User privileges.

A Preset is a set of user privileges. Presets facilitate the task of assigning user privileges. Instead of assigning the individual privileges to each user account, the administrator can assign a Preset. When a Preset is assigned to a user, the user gets all the permissions included in that set.

NetVault Backup includes several predefined Presets, which contain all the necessary privileges for specific user roles and user groups. The predefined Presets include the following: Administrator, Backup Administrator, Backup Operator, Media Operator, Monitor, and Helpdesk. For more information about the privileges included in these sets, see Predefined Presets.

The administrator can also create user-defined presets for any additional user roles that are required in the backup environment. For more information, see Using Presets.

Creating a user account

User accounts can be created from the Manage User Accounts and User Groups page. Only the administrator can create and manage user accounts in NetVault Backup.

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On the Manage User Accounts and User Groups page, click Add User.

NetVault Backup creates a user account and assigns the default name New User (or “New User [n]” if the default name is in use) to this user.
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Click Done to save the user details.

Setting user password

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On the Manage User Accounts and User Groups page, click Set Password.
Table 98. User password

Current Password

Type the current password for the user account. Leave it blank if no password is set for the account.

New Password

Type a new password for the user account.

A password can contain alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric characters, but it cannot contain non‑Latin characters. A password can contain a maximum of 100 characters.

Confirm Password

Re-type the password for confirmation.

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Click Apply to save the user details, and return to the user settings page.

Configuring user details

IMPORTANT: Do not use the @ symbol in the User Name field. NetVault BackupNetVault assumes that a name that contains @ is a domain user and automatically tries to authenticate it with Active Directory when the user logs on.
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On the Manage User Accounts and User Groups, click Modify Details.
Table 99. User details

Identification

Under Identification, provide the following details:

User Name: In User Name, type a unique name for the user account. You can assign a name based on the user group, role, or actual name.
NOTE: Do not use the @ symbol in the User Name field.
Real Name: In Real Name, specify the actual name of the user.

Contact Information

Under Contact Information, provide the following details:

Email-1: Use this box to specify the primary email addresses for the user account.
Email-2: Use this box to specify any additional email address for the user account.
Email-3: Use this box to specify any additional email address for the user account.
Telephone: Use this box to specify the telephone number for the user account.
Cellular: Use this box to specify the mobile phone number for the user account.
Pager: Use this box to specify the pager number for the user account.
NOTE: The email ID configured in the Email-1 box is used for email notifications if you set up a notification profile for the user account. For more information, see Setting up user notification profile.

Other Details

Under Other Details, provide the following details:

Workstation: Use this box to specify the workstation name.
Description: Use this box to specify the workstation description.
Location: Use this box to specify the workstation location.
Password never expires: By default, this option is selected. To apply the password policy settings for a user account, clear this option.
NOTE: You can use the Password never expires option for the user accounts, if password for the selected user does not need to expire.
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Click Apply to save the user details, and return to the Manage User Accounts and User Groups page.
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