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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

Removing all savesets from a disk-based storage device

The Expire All method lets you remove all savesets from a disk-based storage device. You can use this method before removing a device from NetVault Backup if you no longer require the backups stored on the device.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. In the list of devices, locate the device and click the corresponding Manage Device icon .
Alternatively, in the Navigation pane, click Explore Storage. Click Explore Disk Storage, and in the repository table, select the device.
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On the RAS Device Management or Explore Disk Storage page, click Expire All.
Password: Type the password for the NetVault Backup Server. If no password is set for the NetVault Backup Server, provide the system's root or administrator password.
Enter ‘EXPIRE’ to confirm request: To confirm, type BLANK (case-insensitive) in this box.
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Removing a disk-based storage device

You can use the following procedure to remove a disk-based storage device that is no longer required.

When you remove a device, the backups stored on the device are not deleted. You can add the device to the same or different NetVault Backup Server to use the backups. If you add the device to a different server, you must scan the device to use the backups stored on it.

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On the RAS Device Management, click Remove. In the confirmation dialog box, click Remove again.
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If NetVault Backup fails to remove the device, select the Force Removal check box in the confirmation dialog, and click Remove.
NOTE: You can use the Force Removal option to remove a device that is not in use. However, the device may still try to communicate with the NetVault Backup Server.

Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view

This section includes the following topics.

Viewing disk device details

The Manage Devices page shows all the devices that have been added to the NetVault Backup Server. The current status of the devices is depicted using the following light icons.

Green light

Device is online and available for use.

Yellow light

Device is in use. NetVault Backup is able to detect the device, but unable to access it for backup or restore jobs.

Red light

Device is currently offline. NetVault Backup can detect the device but it cannot be accessed for backup or restore jobs.

Red cross

Device is unavailable (the SCSI cable is disconnected, the device is removed, or any other reason). NetVault Backup cannot detect the device.

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In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. Select Tree View.
Name: The name of the storage device. The name is derived from the container name and the DNS name or IP address of the device.
Status: The status of the device. AVAILABLE specifies that the device is available for backups and restores, while OFFLINE specifies that the device is unavailable and cannot be used for backups or restores.
Stream count: The number of elements or NetVault Backup segments currently being sent to the DR Series system or Data Domain system.
Claims on device from this server: The number of Media Manager batch tasks using the DR Series system or Data Domain system. A batch task is associated with each backup, restore, scan, or load index stream connection to the device. A single job can have more than one claim on a device. For example, a single multi-channel Data Copy or Exchange backup can make multiple simultaneous claims on a device.
Send (MB/sec): The total megabytes per second (MBps) across all streams being sent out from the DR Series system or Data Domain system to NetVault Backup (that is, when an NetVault Backup restore job is being performed).
Receive (MB/sec): The total MBps across all streams being sent to the DR Series system (that is, when a NetVault Backup backup job is being performed).
NOTE: When you add a DR Series system to multiple NetVault Backup Servers, the Activity tab will shows the accumulated transfer statistics for all servers.
Name: The name of the storage device. The name is derived from the container name and the DNS name or IP address of the device.
Details: The DR OS version and the Client RDA API version.
Name: The name of the storage device. The name is derived from the host name and IP address of the device.
Status: The status of the device. AVAILABLE specifies that the device is available for backups and restores, while OFFLINE specifies that the device is unavailable and cannot be used for backups or restores.
Stream count: The number of elements or NetVault Backup segments currently being streamed to the NetVault SmartDisk.
Claims on device from this server: The number of Media Manager batch tasks using the NetVault SmartDisk device. A batch task is associated with each backup, restore, scan, or load index stream connection to the device. A single job can have more than one claim on a device. For example, a single multi-channel Data Copy or Exchange backup can make multiple simultaneous claims on a device.
Send (MB/sec): The total megabytes per second (MBps) across all streams being sent out from the NetVault SmartDisk device to NetVault Backup (that is, when an NetVault Backup restore job is being performed).
Receive (MB/sec): The total MBps across all streams being sent to the NetVault SmartDisk device (that is, when a NetVault Backup backup job is being performed).
Items deduplicating: The number of elements or NetVault Backup segments currently being deduplicated.
Deduplication Queue Length: The number of elements or NetVault Backup segments currently waiting to be deduplicated.
Garbage Collection State: The current phase of Garbage Collection.
Data protected: The total amount of data currently being protected by the NetVault SmartDisk device.
Data Deduplicated: The total amount of data that has been submitted for deduplication.
Disk used by deduplicated data: The amount of disk space used by deduplicated data. It includes the space consumed by the Chunk Store, Chunk Index, and Manifests.
Dedupe ratio: The deduplication ratio is calculated as follows:
Data in staging: The amount of data stored in the Staging Store.
Space available: The total disk space available on the storage device.
Staging status: The status of the Staging Store. It can be one of the following:
Staging space available: The total space available to the NetVault SmartDisk device across all configured Storage Volumes that do not deny Staging. It does not include the Garbage Collection Reserve or LRT.
Storage Status: The status of the Storage space. It can be one of the following:
Storage space available: The total space available to the NetVault SmartDisk device across all configured Storage Volumes that do not deny Storage. It does not include the Garbage Collection Reserve or LRT.
License: The amount of protected capacity that is currently licensed by the NetVault SmartDisk device.
Name: The name of the NetVault SmartDisk device, which is automatically derived from the host name and IP address.
Machine ID: The Machine ID for the NetVault SmartDisk instance that is required for obtaining a permanent NetVault SmartDisk license key
Version: The version number of the device.
License Type: License type being used.
License Expiration: License validity period.
Dedupe Licensed: If the deduplication option is licensed.
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