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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

Resuming a job

When you place a job on hold, its schedule is disabled until you resume the job. You can resume the scheduling of the job from the Job Status page.

When the schedule is resumed, the Next runtime column is updated to display the date and time when the next instance is scheduled to run.

Determining the reason for "waiting for media" status

When a job is in Waiting for Media state, it implies that the job is unable to initiate data transfer as the target drive or media item is unavailable. The Diagnose Job method allows you to determine the exact reason for this state.

A job may be in the Waiting for Media state due to the following reasons:

On the Diagnose Media Request page, you can view the following information:
Media Request ID: Media request ID.
Request Type: Backup or restore.
Status: Status of the media request.
Priority: Media request priority.
Client: NetVault Backup Client on which the job is running.
Media: Target media and group label (if specified).
Reuse Media: The “Reuse Media” option is selected or not.
Required Space: Amount of space required on the media to complete the current request.
Ensure backup is the first on the target media: The “Ensure This Backup is First on the Media” option is selected or not.
Auto-Label: The “Label Blank Media Automatically” option is selected or not.
Mark Read-Only After: The “Mark Media Read-Only” option is selected or not.
Media Format: Media format.
Unload on Completion: Media to be unloaded after job completion or not.
Drives: Drive on which the tape resides.
Force Local: The “Local Drives Only” option is selected or not.
Network Compression: The “Network Compression” option is selected or not.
The Reasons table lists the reasons why the specified device or media cannot be used for the job. The following list provides some examples:

Viewing log messages for a job

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Job Definitions or Job History.
On the Manage Job page, select the instance, and click View Logs.

Viewing and managing a job

The Manage Job page, which is accessible from the Job Status page, lets you view, edit, and remove an existing job, as well as create a job.

On the Job Status page, select the job you want to view, and then click Manage Job.
The Manage Job page opens.
If you selected a restore job, click Edit Job and make your changes on the Edit Restore Job page.
On the Manage Job page, you can view the following information:
Job Details: This area shows the following information: job name, job ID, job type (backup or restore), and name of the client.
Configuration: This area lets you create, edit, and view the protection sets. It shows the selections, the plug-in options, schedule, source storage, target storage, and advanced options. To make changes to any of these details, click the corresponding edit icon.

To edit a backup job, you can understand more about the sets by previewing the set information. To preview the set summary, move the pointer over the information icons in the Job Details area on Manage Job page.

Recent Instances: This table lists the recent instances of the job. It shows the following information: Run time, duration, job size, instance ID, phase ID, and status (Succeeded, Failed, Aborted, and others).
To save your changes or submit the job for scheduling, click Save or click Save & Submit, respectively.
If a new name was provided, the Save Job dialog box displays.
Save changes creating a new job using the supplied name: Select this option to save the changes to a new job.
Save changes renaming this job to the supplied name: Select this option to rename the existing job.
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