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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

Aborting a job

You can cancel an active job from the Job Status page.

Stopping a job

The Plug-in for FileSystem lets you stop a job at any point and resume it later from the same point. To have this ability, you must configure the job as restartable.

For more information about restartable jobs, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem User’s Guide.

When you stop the job, the plug-in generates an index for all items that have been processed up to that point and writes the index to the backup media and NetVault Database. The job status is then set to Job Stopped. If the plug-in is writing a large backup index, the jobs status continues to be reported as “Writing to Media: Storing Backup Index” until the index is written. When you restart the job later, the plug-in runs an Incremental Backup job to back up the remaining files and folders.

NOTE: The Stop and Restart methods do not work if you select multiple jobs simultaneously.

Restarting a job

The Restart method lets you resume a backup from the point the job was stopped. To have this ability, you must configure the job as restartable.

The following plug-ins support this feature:

Plug-in for FileSystem: The Plug-in for FileSystem allows you to stop a backup job at any point and resume it later from the same point. To have this ability, you must configure the backup option Enable Restartable Backup for the job. For more information about this option, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem User’s Guide. When you stop the job, the plug-in generates an index for all items that have been processed up to that point and sets the job status to Job Stopped. When you restart the job later, the plug-in runs an Incremental Backup job to back up the remaining files and folders.
Plug-in for VMware: The Plug-in for VMware allows you to restart a job to back up only those virtual machines that failed previously. To have this ability, you must configure the backup option Enable Restartable backups for the job. For more information about this option, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware User’s Guide. When a restartable backup completes with some failed virtual machines, the plug-in generates an index for the completed virtual machines and sets the job status to Job Stopped. When you restart a job, the plug-in runs an Incremental Backup job to back up the failed virtual machines.
NOTE: The Restart method does not work if you select multiple jobs simultaneously.

Placing a job on hold

To prevent a scheduled job from running, you can place the job on hold. When you place a job on hold, its schedule is disabled until you resume the job.

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