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NetVault 12.4 - Administration Guide for Managed Service Providers

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Managing catalog search Configuring storage devices
About storage devices SAN considerations Quest DR Series systems Quest QoreStor NetVault SmartDisk EMC Data Domain Systems Snapshot Array Manager Virtual Tape Libraries Virtual standalone drives Shared Virtual Tape Libraries Physical tape devices Storage tiers
Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing NetVault Backup dashboard Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Role-based access to manage 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 Managing Tenant 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 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 Safe Mode in NetVault Backup

Configuring default interval for backup retirement scans

In time-based retirement, the time component (HH:MM) does not represent the actual retirement time. This component only represents the time due for backup retirement. The actual time of retirement is determined by the interval at which Media Manager scans the Media Database to identify the backups that it needs to retire. The default interval between two scans is 60 minutes. Thus, if the retirement time is set to 10:20, the backup is actually retired at 11:00.

You can change the default interval for backup retirement scans in the mediamgr.cfg file.

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Open the mediamgr.cfg file in a text editor. You can find this file in the config directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.
By default, the mediamgr.cfg file does not include the [Defaults:Retirement Check Granularity in Mins] section. To change the default interval, you must add this section and specify the interval. If you do not add the section, the default interval (60 minutes) is used.

Configuring an alternate index read block size for Quest DR Series systems

If a backup stored on a Quest DR Series system was performed using a non-standard block size, the scan process is unable to read the index for that backup from the device. To import indexes for such backups, you can configure an alternate index read block size in the mediamgr.cfg file.

The alternate block size is used only when index scanning fails using the current block size. When the alternate block size is used, the following message is added to the NetVault Backup logs: “Scanned index for job '<job name>' found using alternate block size <xx>, after a failed scan using original request block size <yy>.”

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Open the file mediamgr.cfg in a text editor. You can find this file in the config directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.

Configuring Network Manager settings

This section includes the following topics:

About Network Manager

The Network Manager (nvnmgr) and Communications Manager (nvcmgr) support the inter-process messaging system. Both run as processes on Linux and UNIX systems and as threads within the nvpmgr process on Windows.

These processes perform the following functions:

You can modify the Network Manager settings from the Change Settings page.

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