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NetVault 12.3 - CLI Reference Guide

Introduction Getting started Using the command-line utilities Using the nvreport utility


About Quest NetVault Backup

Quest NetVault Backup (NetVault Backup) offers the most advanced, cross-platform data protection capabilities on the market as well as unsurpassed ease of use, out-of-the-box deployment, and pain-free scalability.

NetVault Backup allows you to safeguard your data and applications in both physical and virtual environments from one intuitive user interface and to protect a massive number of servers that contain many petabytes of data. NetVault Backup also features heterogeneous support, so you can safeguard data on a wide range of operating systems, applications, databases, processor architectures, and networked storage devices. Such cross-platform versatility makes it easy for you to tailor NetVault Backup to match the ever-changing and growing landscape of your IT infrastructure.

Application protection: Ensure the availability of business-critical applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Domino, DB2, Informix, SAP, and Sybase with application plug-ins. These plug-ins complement native solutions to save you time on integration. No scripting is required to run backup and recovery jobs.
NAS protection: Get advanced data protection for information stored on NAS appliances, including the devices made by Dell, EMC, Hitachi, IBM, NetApp, and Sun. You can reduce traffic over the LAN and maximize performance by backing up data using Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP). NetVault Backup supports many different storage topologies and configurations, allowing you to perform backups directly to a locally attached SCSI device, a SAN-attached device, or a storage device elsewhere on the network.
Enterprise-wide control: Use the web-based interface to configure, manage, and monitor your backup and recovery operations. Convenient wizards guide you through the common tasks, such as creating backup jobs, assigning policies, configuring storage devices, and generating reports.
Back up to disk and tape: Leverage disk- and tape-based backups to a wide range of storage targets, including NAS devices and third-party deduplication appliances. NetVault Backup also allows you to move data from one storage target to another for off-site storage and disaster recovery purposes.
Data deduplication: Reduce your data storage footprint with powerful deduplication technologies. NetVault Backup integrates seamlessly with the Quest DR Series system of deduplication appliances and the Rapid Data Access (RDA) client-side deduplication technology, enabling you to take full advantage of the appliance’s powerful deduplication, compression and replication capabilities. NetVault Backup also supports EMC Data Domain backup and recovery platform, as well as its DD Boost technology for deduplication.
Virtualization support: Extend advanced data protection to VMware and Hyper-V environments. NetVault Backup gives you consistent, reliable, point-and-click backup and restore for virtual environments without requiring you to be an expert.
High-performance multi-streaming: Save time and ease management by backing up multiple workloads simultaneously.
Strong security: Meet regulatory requirements without sacrificing backup windows or deduplication performance with encryption plug-ins for CAST-128, CAST-256, and AES-256 algorithm support. Flexible job-level encryption lets you easily select which data to encrypt.
Simple, straight-forward licensing: License NetVault Backup by capacity or by component. This option gives you incredible flexibility to choose the model that best meets the organization’s needs. With component-based licensing, you can choose which modules you need. You can also license NetVault by capacity and deploy an unlimited number of clients or application plug-ins. Quest offers two capacity-based licensing editions for NetVault Backup. One offers great value for growing businesses; the other offers comprehensive protection for large enterprises.

About this document

This guide provides information about using the NetVault Backup command-line utilities. For information about using the NetVault WebUI, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

NetVault Backup stores the system configuration settings in “.cfg” files, which reside in the config directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory. The settings in these files should only be modified under the guidance of Quest Technical Support personnel. Improper changes to these files can cause errors and other unexpected behavior. Before modifying a configuration file, make sure that you create a backup copy of the file.

Target audience

This guide is intended for backup administrators and other technical personnel who are responsible for designing and implementing a backup strategy for the organization. A good understanding of the operating systems on which the NetVault Backup Server and Clients are running is assumed.

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