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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 cleaning slots

Before loading cleaning tapes, you must configure the slots that can hold the cleaning media. You can configure cleaning slots from the Slot Browser page.

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In the list of devices, click the icon to open the library, and then click the Slots link or the corresponding Manage Slots icon to open the Slot Browser.
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In the Slot Settings dialog box, select the Set as cleaning slot check box to reserve the slot for cleaning tapes. In the Cleaning Slot list, type or select the slot number.
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Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.
Access the Manage Devices page, and restart the library.

Configuring the cleaning lives option

NetVault Backup lets you specify how many times a cleaning tape can be used for drive cleaning operations. You can configure the cleaning lives property from the Slot Browser page.

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In the list of devices, click the icon to open the library, and then click the Slots link or the corresponding Manage Slots icon to open the Slot Browser.
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In the Set Cleaning Life dialog box, configure the following option:
Set media lives: Type or select the number of times the tape can be used for cleaning a drive. The default value is 0.
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Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring automatic cleaning options for a tape drive

You can set up automatic cleaning routines for tape drives from the Tape Drive Management page. NetVault Backup lets you use the following options to define a cleaning routine: number of days, amount of data transferred, hours of use, and number of read or write errors.

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On the Tape Drive Management page, click Drive Cleaning Options.
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In the Drive Cleaning Options dialog box, configure the following options.

Days

To perform drive cleaning after every x days, select the Apply check box to the left, and type or select the value.

Data Transferred

To perform drive cleaning after every x GiB of data transfer, select the Apply check box to the left, and type or select the value.

Hours of Use

To perform drive cleaning after every x hour, select the Apply check box to the left, and type or select the value.

Soft Read/Write Errors

To perform drive cleaning after every x*100 soft read/write errors, select the Apply check box to the left, and type or select the value.

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Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.

Manually submitting a drive cleaning request

You can manually submit a drive cleaning request from the Tape Drive Management page.

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On the Tape Drive Management page, click Clean Drive.
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