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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

Relocating default directories

You can relocate database, trace, logs, reports, stats, and temporary directories to a different drive or volume to alleviate low disk space issues.

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 General. In the General dialog box, configure the following settings.

Database Directory

This directory stores the module list, license keys, and NetVault Database.

The default path for the database directory is <NetVault Backup Home>\db on Windows and <NetVault Backup Home>/db on Linux.

For instructions on relocating the database directory, see Relocating the NetVault Database directory.

Trace Directory

This directory stores the NetVault Backup trace logs.

The default path for the trace directory is <NetVault Backup Home>\trace on Windows and <NetVault Backup Home>/trace on Linux. To relocate the directory, type the full path. The specified path must exist on the target drive or volume. If the NetVault Backup Server is unable to find the path, it fails to relocate the directory.

Log Directory

This directory stores the NetVault Backup log files.

The default path for the logs directory is <NetVault Backup Home>\logs on Windows and <NetVault Backup Home>/logs on Linux. To relocate the directory, type the full path. The specified path must exist on the target drive or volume. If the NetVault Backup Server is unable to find the path, it fails to relocate the directory.

Temporary Directory

This directory stores the temporary files generated during various NetVault Backup operations.

The default path for the temporary directory is <NetVault Backup Home>\tmp on Windows and <NetVault Backup Home>/tmp on Linux. To relocate the directory, type the full path. The specified path must exist on the target drive or volume. If the NetVault Backup Server is unable to find the path, it fails to relocate the directory.

Reports Directory

This directory stores the report templates.

The default path for the reports directory is <NetVault Backup Home>\reports on Windows and <NetVault Backup Home>/reports on Linux. To relocate the directory, type the full path.

Before configuring a new path, you must copy the directory contents to the new path. If a new path is configured without relocating the directory contents, an error message appears (“Provider 'NVBUPhysicalClient' failed”), and the NetVault Backup Service fails to restart.

Statistics Directory

This directory stores data collected by the nvstatsmngr process.

The default path for the statistics directory is <NetVault Backup Home>\stats on Windows and <NetVault Backup Home>/stats on Linux. To relocate the directory, type the full path. The specified path must exist on the target drive or volume. If the NetVault Backup Server is unable to find the path, it fails to relocate the directory.

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

Relocating the NetVault Database directory

To relocate the NetVault Database directory, use the procedures described in the following sections:

To change the Database Directory on a Linux-based NetVault Backup Server:
If the systemd is supported on the system:
Run the systemctl stop netvault command.
If the systemd is not supported on the system:
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In a terminal window, type txtconfig, and press Enter or Return.
b
On the Machine page, press p to view the main menu, and then press the option number for the Services page.
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Stop the netvault-pgsql service.
If the systemd is supported on the system:
Run the systemctl stop netvault-pgsql command.
If the systemd is not supported on the system:
Run the /etc/init.d/netvault-pgsql stop command
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Manually move the db directory to the new location.
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From the Txtconfig utility, change the Database Directory path.
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On the Machine page, press p to view the main menu, and then press the option number for the General page.
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Press the option number for the Database Directory setting, and type the full path.
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Press s to save the setting, and then press q to quit Txtconfig.
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In the NetVault Backup installation directory, open the config directory, and then open the pgdb.cfg configuration file in the text editor.
In the [InstallInfo] section, change the datadir to specify new path for pgsql.
/usr/lib/systemd/system/netvault-pgsql.service file.
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Start the netvault-pgsql service.
If the systemd is supported on the system:
Run the systemctl start netvault-pgsql command.
If the systemd is not supported on the system:
Run the /etc/init.d/netvault-pgsql start command
To change the Database Directory on a Windows-based NetVault Backup Server:
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From the Windows Services Management Console, stop the netvault-pgsql service and NetVault Process Manager service.
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Manually move the db directory to the new location. Make sure that the user under which the netvault‑pgsql service runs has the ownership of the new Database Directory.
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In the NetVault Backup installation directory, open the config directory, and then open the pgdb.cfg file in the text editor.
In the [InstallInfo] section, change the datadir to specify new path for pgsql.
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Expand the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\
netvault‑pgsql
, and change the value for the ImagePath property to reflect the new path for the Database Directory.
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On the Windows Services Management Console, right-click the netvault-pgsql service, and select Properties. On the General tab, verify that the Path to executable parameter displays the new database path.
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Start the netvault-pgsql and NetVault Process Manager service.

Configuring TCP/IP buffer sizes

In most cases, the default buffer sizes for the TCP/IP sockets are adequate, and should not be changed. For guidance on optimal buffer sizes and TCP/IP tuning, see your OS documentation.

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 General. In the General dialog box, configure the following settings.

Minimum network send buffer size

This setting determines the minimum send buffer size for a TCP/IP socket.

The default value is 1KB. To adjust the buffer size, type or select the new value. The buffer size must be set in KB.

Maximum network send buffer size

This setting determines the maximum send buffer size for a TCP/IP socket.

The default value is 16384KB. To adjust the buffer size, type or select the new value. The buffer size must be set in KB.

Minimum network receive buffer size

This setting determines the minimum receive buffer size for a TCP/IP socket.

The default value is 1KB. To adjust the buffer size, type or select the new value. The buffer size must be set in KB.

Maximum network receive buffer size

This setting determines the maximum receive buffer size for a TCP/IP socket.

The default value for this option is 16384KB. To adjust the buffer size, type or select the new value. The buffer size must be set in KB.

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

Changing language and locale settings

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 General. In the General dialog box, configure the Language Selection setting.
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Click Apply to apply the new settings and close the dialog box.
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