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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

Restoring data using an existing Restore Selection Set

You can use the following procedure to restore data using an existing Restore Selection Set. This procedure is useful if a user role is not granted the “Jobs — Administer backup/restore sets” privilege, which is required to create or edit a Restore Selection Set.

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In the Set Type list, select Restore Selection.
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On the Edit Selection Set page, click Next.
On the Edit Selection Set page, modify the data selections, set name, or plug-in option.
Click Next. In the Confirm overwrite dialog box, click OK to overwrite the existing set.
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Searching for files in savesets

The Search All / Search Selected Saveset(s) option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page allows you to find specific files or data items without opening any savesets or browsing through their contents. You can use filenames or regular expressions to find the data items that you want to restore.

To configure or enable the catalog search, click the bulb icon shown near Search All or Search Selected Saveset(s) button on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select a saveset and then click Search Selected Saveset(s).
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In the Search for files in savesets details drawer, enter the following criteria.

Name

Enter the name of the file that you want to find.

Path

Enter the location of the file that you want to find.

Search

In the text box, enter a string of words that are associated with the selected criteria.

Job Name

Enter the job name that applies to the file that you want to find.

Backup Selection Set

Enter the name of the backup selection set that contains the file that you want to find.

Backup Date

Under From, enter the earliest time and date of your search range in the respective text boxes.

Under To, enter the latest time and date of your search range in the respective text boxes.

Modified Time

Under From, enter the earliest time and date of your search range in the respective text boxes.

Under To, enter the latest time and date of your search range in the respective text boxes.

Size in Bytes

Enter the Min (minimum) and Max (maximum) size, in bytes, for the search range.

Plugin fields

Expand to reveal the available options, and then select the plug-in or plug-ins that relate to your search.

Client fields

Expand to reveal the available options, and then select the client or clients that relate to your search.

Job fields

Expand to reveal the available options, and then select the job or jobs that relate to your search.

Use legacy search method

In cases when a saveset that is not cataloged is included in the search, the option to use the legacy search method appears. With this option, only a search bar is available to conduct the search. Catalog filters do not apply to savesets that are not cataloged.

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Click Search.
Filter icon: To filter the records displayed in the search results table, click this icon. For more information on filter options, see Table 14.
Expand icon: To expand all result items, click the expand icon shown on top of the results table.
Collapse icon: To collapse all result items, click the collapse icon shown on top of the results table.
Settings icon: To set the number of search results per page, click the settings icon. ‘Settings’ drawer is displayed on the right- side of the page. Type or select the value and click OK. By default, the page displays 25 records. You can view a minimum 10 and maximum 100 records on the Search Results page.
New Search button: To search the data items in the selected saveset, click New Search.
The Search for Files in Savesets details drawer opens. Repeat steps 1-3.To expand an item and view the file metadata, such as plug-in, job name, job ID, saveset ID, and backup date and time, click the corresponding plus icon.
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Viewing media list

The Media List option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page lets you view information about the media items used to store a backup. Only MSP administrator can view details about the data segments and index segments for a backup. Tenant administrator and Tenant user do not have permissions to view the details.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select the applicable saveset.
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In the Saveset Information area, click Media List.
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.
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Click Close to close the dialog box.

Creating Source Sets for restore jobs

A Source Set is used to specify source device options. You can create Source Sets for restore jobs from the Create Restore Job page.

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Start the restore job wizard, and click Create New next to the Source Storage list.
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On the Create Restore Source Set page, click Device Selection, and configure the following settings.

Any Device

This option is selected by default. If you do not specify a device type, NetVault Backup uses any suitable device for a job.

Specify Device

To use particular devices for a job, select this option. In the associated box, clear the check marks for the devices that you do not want to use. When you remove a library, the associated drives are automatically removed.

Local Drives Only

To use only devices that are locally attached to the target client, select this check box.

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Click Save, and in the Create New Set dialog box, type a name for the set.
Click Save to save the Restore Source Set.
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