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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

Marking a tape for reuse

A piece of media is automatically marked for reuse when the last saveset stored on it is retired. You can also manually set this property from the Explore Tape Media Item page. NetVault Backup overwrites any existing data on the tapes when they are reused; hence, before marking a media for reuse, ensure that tenant’s Savesets are not present on that media.

When a piece of media is manually marked for re-use, NetVault Backup retains its media label and group associations. To reuse such media, you must set the Reuse Media option in the Target Set to one of the following: Any or With the same group label as target media.

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Click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape, and click Explore Media.
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Click Reuse, and then in the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

Removing an offline tape

You can use the following procedure to remove an offline tape.

When you remove an offline tape, the information about that tape is deleted from the NetVault Database; the backups stored on the tape are not deleted. To use the backups stored on the tape, you must scan the tape and import the media information into the NetVault Database.

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Click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape that you want to remove, and click Explore Media.
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Click Remove, and then in the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

Managing savesets

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing saveset details

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If the saveset is stored in a disk-based storage device, click Explore Disk Storage. In the repository table, select the device, and click Explore Repository.
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If the saveset is stored in a physical or virtual tape, click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape, and click Explore Media.
Job: Job ID number and instance ID number
Title: Job name
Tag: Tag assigned to the saveset
Server: Name of the NetVault Backup Server
Client: Name of the NetVault Backup Client for which the saveset is generated.
Plugin: Name of the plug-in used to create the saveset.
Date: Saveset creation date.
Expires At: Saveset expiration date and time.
Incremental: Incremental Backup or not.
Archive: Archive option was selected or not.
Size: Saveset size.
Backup size: This area shows the total size of the saveset in number of bytes
Data segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the data segments. You can view the following details: media label, media group label, stream ID, starting byte number, ending byte number, and media location
Index segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the index segments. You can view the media label and media location.
Click Close to close the dialog box.
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