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NetVault 12.3 - Built-in Plug-ins User Guide

Using Plug-in for Databases

Using Plug-in for Databases

Configuring default settings

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Start the Backup Job Wizard, and click Create New next to the Selections list. Open the NetVault Backup Server or Client node. Select NetVault Databases and click Configure.
You can also configure the default settings from the Change Settings page. In the Navigation pane, click Change Settings. On the Configuration page, click Server Settings, and then on the NetVault Server Settings page, click Plugin Options.
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Under NetVault Database Backup, configure the following settings.

Minimum free space on database device before warning is output

This setting specifies the minimum amount of free disk space required on the drive or partition on which the db directory resides. By default, it is set to 20 percent of the total size of the NetVault Database.

To change this limit, type or select a new value.

If the available free space falls below the specified level, the plug-in logs a warning message.

Minimum free space on logs device before warning is output

This setting specifies the minimum amount of free disk space required on the drive or partition on which the logs directory resides. By default, it is set to 10 percent of the total size of the log files.

To change this setting, type or select a new value.

If the available free space falls below the specified level, the plug-in logs a warning message.

Minimum free space on reports device before warning is output

This setting specifies the minimum amount of free disk space required on the drive or partition on which the reports directory resides. By default, it is set to 10 percent of the total size of the Reports Database.

To change this setting, type or select a new value.

If the available free space falls below the specified level, the plug-in logs a warning message.

Format to be used while backing up NetVault Database

The NetVault Database backups can be generated in tar and custom formats. By default, the plug-in uses the custom format.

The tar format has the following limitations:

It requires a large amount of disk space to store temporary files during backup. The backup could fail if the tmp directory in the NetVault Backup installation directory does not have sufficient space to store the files.
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Click OK or Apply to save the settings.

Backing up the NetVault Database

To safeguard your NetVault Backup Server, you must perform regular backups of the NetVault Database. The NetVault Database backup allows you to recover the NetVault Backup Server in the event of a disaster. You can schedule a daily backup of the NetVault Database after all other jobs have completed. Make sure that you use specific media or media group for these backups.

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You can also start the wizard from the Guided Configuration link. In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Create Backup Jobs.
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In Job Name, specify a name for the job. Assign a descriptive name that allows you to easily identify the job for monitoring its progress or restoring data.
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In the Selections list, select an existing Backup Selection Set, or complete the following steps to create a set.
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Click Create New to open the NetVault Backup Selections page.
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Select the NetVault Database node.
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Click Save, and in the Create New Set dialog box, type a name for the set. Click Save to close the dialog box.
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In the Plugin Options list, select an existing Backup Options Set, or complete the following steps to create a set.
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Click Create New to open the NetVault Database Backup Options page.
Check Database Tables before Backup: This option can be used to verify the structural, entity, and referential integrity for the Scheduler and Media databases before the backup. It generates a warning or error log if any inconsistency is detected during the process.
Exclude the Online Indexes during backup: This option can be used to exclude the online backup indexes (backup indexes stored on the local filesystem) from the NetVault database backup to complete the NVDB backup in the required backup window.
Exclude the Catalog database during backup: This option can be used to exclude the catalog search database from the NetVault database backup to complete the NVDB backup in the required backup window.
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Click Save, and in the Create New Set dialog box, type a name for the set. Click Save to close the dialog box.
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To submit the job for scheduling, click Save & Submit. You can monitor the job progress from the Job Status page and view the logs from the View Logs page.
To save the job definition without scheduling it, click Save. You can view, edit, or run this job from the Manage Job Definitions page. This job is not displayed on the Job Status page until you submit it.
For more information about Job Status, View Logs, and Manage Job Definitions, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

Restoring NetVault Database

You can restore a NetVault Database backup to:

This procedure for restoring a NetVault Database backup includes the following steps:

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