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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

Creating a global purge policy for the Reports Database

By default, the Reports Database Manager deletes all records that are older than 31 days. You can override this behavior with a custom age-based or size-based purge policy for the Reports Database.

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Under User Interface, click Reporting.
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In the Reporting dialog box, under Tables, configure the following settings.

Tables default to being part of the global purge group

By default, the global purge policy is applied to all tables in the Reports Database. You can override this behavior for individual tables with table‑specific purge policies. The table-specific policies are only applied when you disable the global policy at the database level.

To apply the global purge policy to all report tables, ensure that this check box is selected.

Purge check frequency

By default, the Reports Database Manager performs purge check every 24 hours, and deletes all records that match the purge condition.

To change the frequency of purge checks, type or select the time interval between two purge events. The purge frequency is specified in number of hours.

Global purge method

Select one of the following options:

By date: Select this option to delete records that are older than the specified time limit.
By space used: Select this option to delete records when the space usage exceeds the specified size limit.

Global purge space limit

Type or select the maximum file size for the report tables. The file size is specified in MB. The default value is 50MB.

Global purge time limit

Type or select the maximum age for records stored in the Reports Database. The record age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Creating table-specific purge policy

By default, the Reports Database Manager deletes all records that are older than 31 days. You can override this behavior with a custom age-based or size-based purge policy for the individual report tables.

NetVault Backup supports table-specific purge policies for the following report tables: driveevents, events, mediacapacities, mediarequests, mediatransfers, driveperformance, and jobfiletallies. These tables are used to store statistical data produced by backups, media usage and drive activities.

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Under User Interface, click Reporting.
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In the Reporting dialog box, under Tables, configure the following settings.

Tables default to being part of the global purge group

By default, the global purge policy is applied to all tables in the Reports Database. The table-specific policies are only applied when you disable the global policy at the database level.

To disable the global purge policy at the database level, clear this check box.

Table <table name> purge method

Select one of the following options:

By space used: Select this option to delete records when the space usage exceeds the specified size limit.
By date: Select this option to delete records that are older than the specified time limit.
Use global policy: Select this option to apply the global purge policy to the table.

Table <table name> purge space limit

Type or select the maximum file size for the report tables. The file size is specified in MB. The default value is 10MB.

Table <table name> purge time limit

Type or select the maximum age for records stored in the Reports Database. The record age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring NetVault Backup WebUI default settings

You can configure the default settings for Default Table Pagesize (global default of auto) navigation pane (global default of auto-hide), page or table actions (global default of buttons), Time formatting (global 24-hour), and UI theme (global default of light) in the NetVault Backup WebUI.

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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults.
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In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Navigation Bar, configure the Auto- hidesetting.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults.
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In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Page/Table Actions, configure the Show Actions assetting.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults.
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In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under UI Theme, configure the Default Themesetting.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults.
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In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Default Time, configure the Time Formattingsetting.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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Under User Interface, click WebUI Defaults.
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In the WebUI Defaults dialog box, under Default Table Pagesize, configure the Table Pagesize settings.
By default, table page size is set to Auto. You can manually enter page size number or change the application settings page size to one of the following options:
25: Sets the page size to display 25 records in a table.
50: Sets the page size to display 50 records in a table.
100: Sets the page size to display 100 records in a table.
500: Sets the page size to display 500 records in a table.
1000: Sets the page size to display 1000 records in a table.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider

When performing VSS-based backups, NetVault Backup uses the default VSS provider as determined by VSS. To use a specific VSS provider, you can configure the provider ID in the vss.cfg file.

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On the NetVault Backup Client on which you want to run the VSS-based backup, open the vss.cfg file. This file resides in the config subdirectory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.
If the vss.cfg file does not exist on the server or client machine, manually create the file in the config directory.
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