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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

Installing and upgrading cluster-aware plug-ins

This section includes the following topics:


Before you start the installation procedure for a cluster-aware plug-in, verify that the following requirements are met:

Install NetVault Backup Server: Install the NetVault Backup Server software on the designated machine. The server must be a separate machine outside the cluster setup. For instructions on installing the server software, see the Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide.
Install the NetVault Backup Client: Install the NetVault Backup Client software on the individual cluster nodes. For instructions on installing the client software, see the Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide.
Add NetVault Backup Clients: Add the clients to the NetVault Backup Server. For information about adding a client, see Adding clients.
Copy the installation file: Copy the “.npk” installation file for the cluster-aware plug-in to the NetVault Backup Server.

Installing a cluster-aware plug-in

In a cluster setup, the plug-in is installed by creating a virtual client on the NetVault Backup Server. All nodes in a cluster are grouped to form a virtual client. During the process, the plug-in is installed on the specified cluster nodes.

On the Manage Clients page, and click Add Virtual Client.
On the Virtual Client page, provide the following information:
In Virtual Client Name, type a name for the virtual client. The name must be unique. Spaces are not recognized in a virtual client name and are replaced with an underscore (“_”) character. The virtual client name cannot be changed once it is configured.
In Virtual Client Address, type the IP address of the cluster application.
In the Package list, select the installation file for the plug-in. This list includes all cluster-aware “.npk” files copied to the packages directory and its subdirectories The following table provides the filenames for the installation files. Here x-x- x-x represents the version, build, and platform numbers.

Plug-in for FileSystem (for Windows)


Plug-in for FileSystem (for Linux)


Plug-in for FileSystem (for Solaris (SPARC))


Plug-in for Exchange


Plug-in for Hyper-V


Plug-in for Oracle


Plug-in for SQL Server


Plug-in for MySQL


To add a cluster node to the virtual client, select the client node in the Available Clients table, and click the Add button to the left of the item. The selected client is moved to the Chosen Clients table.
To remove a cluster node from the virtual client, select the client node in the Chosen Clients table, and click the Remove button to the left of the item. The selected client is moved to the Available Clients table.
Click Create Virtual Client.

Upgrading a cluster-aware plug-in

To upgrade a cluster-aware plug-in, the existing virtual client is removed and a new virtual client is created using the latest version of the plug-in.

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