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NetVault 12.3 - Built-in Plug-ins User Guide

Recommended additional reading

Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide: This guide provides information about installing the NetVault Backup Server and Client software.
Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide: This guide provides information about configuring and using NetVault Backup to protect your data. It provides comprehensive information about all NetVault Backup features and functionality.
Quest NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide: This guide provides information about using the NetVault Backup command-line utilities.

You can download these guides from https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.

 

Using Plug-in for Consolidation

Using Plug-in for Consolidation

About backup consolidation methods

The plug-in offers the following methods for consolidating the Full and Incremental Backups:

NOTE: The Plug-in for Consolidation can only be used to consolidate the Full and Incremental Backups created using the Plug-in for FileSystem.

The Plug-in for Consolidation does not support snapshot-only FileSystem backup.
Backup Jobs: This method creates a composite set by combining all backups up to the selected Incremental Backup. For example, if Full Backups are performed on Sundays and Incremental Backups Monday through Saturday, you can select Wednesday’s Incremental Backup to consolidate all savesets up to the selected backup.
Backup Sets: This method creates a composite set by combining all backups up to most recent Incremental Backup created using the selected Backup Selection Set. For example, if Full Backups are performed on Sundays and Incremental Backups Monday through Saturday, you can select the applicable Backup Selection Set to consolidate all savesets up to last Incremental Backup created using that set.
IMPORTANT:  
We recommend that you do not select the advanced backup option Enable Deduplication for Incremental Backups that are consolidated and saved to Quest NetVault SmartDisk (NetVault SmartDisk). By not selecting this option, you eliminate the unnecessary overhead of rehydrating the deduplicated Incremental Backups during the consolidation process. You can enable deduplication while backing up the Consolidated Full Backup.

Configuring default settings

1
In the Navigation pane, click Change Settings. On the Configuration page, click the applicable icon, and on the Settings page, click Plugin Options.
2
Under Consolidate, configure the following setting:
Sort Backups Newest First: By default, the saveset list on the NetVault Backup Selections page is sorted by date and time in descending order (that is, from the latest to the earliest date). To sort the list in ascending order (from the earliest to the latest date), clear the check box.
3
Click OK or Apply to save the settings.
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