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NetVault 12.4 - Administration Guide

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 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

Reducing startup delay

When the NetVault Backup Service starts, it attempts to resolve all client IP addresses listed in the machines.dat file, which resides in the etc directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory. Resolving all client addresses can cause a significant delay in the service startup and the machine can appear unresponsive during this time. You can reduce or avoid the startup delay by specifying the addresses that are not to be resolved during startup.

To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Client Settings. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under Services, click Network Manager.
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In the Network Manager dialog box, under Connections, configure the following setting:
Comma separated list of networks and addresses not to resolve: To reduce or avoid the startup delay, specify the addresses that are not to be resolved during startup.
To get the list of networks from the machines.dat file, issue the following command on Windows:
Based on this output, you can configure the following values in the Comma separated list of networks and addresses not to resolve box:
The clients that are offline and listed on the Manage Clients page can also cause the startup delay. To speed up the process, you can remove the clients that are offline or no longer in use.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring default port for Network Manager

The Network Manager is configured to use port 20031 to open TCP and UDP sockets on a client. If this port is in use by any other application, the NetVault Backup Service fails immediately after startup. When this error occurs, you must change the default port for Network Manager.

Use the following procedure to change the default port on the NetVault Backup Server and all clients.

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Open the file nvnmgr.cfg in a text editor. You can find this file in the config directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.

Configuring default port for Communications Manager

The Communications Manager is configured to use port 20032 to open TCP sockets on a client. If this port is in use by any other application, the NetVault Backup Service fails immediately after startup. When this error occurs, you must change the default port for Communications Manager.

Use the following procedure to change the default port on the NetVault Backup Server and all clients.

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Open the file configure.cfg in a text editor. You can find this file in the config directory under the NetVault Backup installation directory.
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In the [machine] section, append the following line:

Configuring Process Manager settings

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