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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

Loading offline indexes

When restoring data, you can load the indexes from the backup media if the online indexes are unavailable for the savesets. You can also use the Manage Backup Indexes page to load the backup indexes for one or more backups from the backup media. The indexes are stored in the database for a specified period.

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In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job, and then on the Choose Saveset page, click Manage Indexes.
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Click Choose Client, and select the client for which the backup was created.
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Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Optionally, click Choose Plugin, and select the plug-in that was used to create the backup. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Click Load, and in the Load Index dialog box, configure the following option:
Days to Keep Index: Type or select the number of days you want to store the index in the NetVault Database. By default, the index is retained for one day.
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Click OK to close the dialog box.

Manually compressing online indexes

Online indexes are automatically compressed after 30 days of inactivity. You can also manually compress the online indexes for one or more backups from the Manage Backup Indexes page.

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In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job, and then on the Choose Saveset page, click Manage Indexes.
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Click Choose Client, and select the client for which the backup was created.
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Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Optionally, click Choose Plugin, and select the plug-in that was used to create the backup. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Click Compress.

Uncompressing online indexes

When you try to browse or restore data from savesets with compressed indexes, the indexes are automatically de-compressed to a temporary directory. You can also use the Manage Backup Indexes page to manually de‑compress the indexes for one or more backups.

The temporary directory is deleted after the operation completes.

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In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job, and then on the Choose Saveset page, click Manage Indexes.
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Click Choose Client, and select the client for which the backup was created.
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Optionally, click Choose Plugin, and select the plug-in that was used to create the backup. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Click Uncompress.

Managing Snapshots

Explore snapshots is a feature that allows you to view, mount, and unmount the existing snapshots.

Explore snapshot feature is currently supported for Dell Storage Manager and Huawei OceanStor Manager. To add these storage manager’s refer Managing the Snapshot Array Manager. Currently, NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem supports snapshot-based backups.

You can perform following operations:

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