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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

Configuring Auditor to log only failed requests

By default, the Auditor Daemon logs every user request, regardless of whether the request is granted or denied. You can configure the Auditor Daemon to log only failed user requests.

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On the NetVault Backup Server Settings page, under System and Security, click Auditing. In the Auditing dialog box, configure the following setting:
Only record failed requests in the audit trail: To log only failed user requests, select this check box.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Modifying the purge policy for audit logs

Audit log messages that are older than 31 days are automatically purged from the database. You can use the configuration settings for Logging Daemon to change the maximum age for log messages.

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On the NetVault Backup Server Settings page, under System and Security, click Auditing. In the Auditing dialog box, configure the following settings.

Purge entries by age

To purge log entries that are older than the maximum age set for the log messages, leave this check box selected. The maximum log age is specified in the Purge entries that are older than box.

Automatic purging of log messages is disabled if you clear this check box.

Purge entries that are older than (days)

Type or select the maximum age for the log messages. The log age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

Time interval between purges (hours)

Type or select the interval between two purge events for audit logs. The time interval is specified in number of hours. The default interval is 24 hours.

Purge events that are older than (days)

Type or select the maximum age for the event. The event age is specified in number of days. The default value is 31 days.

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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.

Configuring firewall settings

Firewall settings are required to communicate with NetVault Backup Clients that reside outside the firewall. You can use these settings to specify the TCP/IP ports for establishing data transfer channels, message channels, and broadcast channels through the firewall.

You can configure the firewall settings when adding a client, or update these settings from the Change Settings page. You can also use the NetVault Backup WebUI or Txtconfig utilities to configure the firewall settings for new or existing clients.

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To configure default settings for a NetVault Backup Client, click Clients. In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Next.
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Under System and Security, click Firewall.
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In a terminal or command prompt window, type txtconfig, and press Enter or Return.
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On the Machine page, press p to view the main menu, and then press the option number for the Firewall page.
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Save the settings or click Next to complete the configuration procedure.

Configuring general settings

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