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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

Viewing tape library details

The Manage Devices page shows all the devices that have been added to the NetVault Backup Server. The current status of the devices is depicted using the following light icons.

Green light

Device is online and available for use.

Yellow light

Device is in use. NetVault Backup is able to detect the device, but unable to access it for backup or restore jobs.

Red light

Device is currently offline. NetVault Backup can detect the device but it cannot be accessed for backup or restore jobs.

Red cross

Device is unavailable (the SCSI cable is disconnected, the device is removed, or any other reason). NetVault Backup cannot detect the device.

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. Select Tree View.
Name: Library name.
Machine: Machine name.
Status: Device status (online or offline).
Click OK to close the Details dialog box.

Modifying a library

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. Select Tree View.
Edit Device page appears. This page displays Library Configuration area and Selected Drives area. Click Show Drives tab to display Choose Drives area.
In the Library Configuration area, click the applicable library to display the library picture, type, and details in the Selected Drives area. The Selected Drives area shows the details of the first drive in the selected bay.
Click the library and then click Configure. Configure the parameters under the following tabs:


For more information about these settings, see General settings for tape libraries.


For more information about these settings, see Drive cleaning settings.

Entry/Exit Ports

Select the desired options for entry/exit ports.

Mixed Media

For more information about these settings, see Mixed media settings.

SCSI Configuration

The default timeout value for the different types of SCSI commands is set to zero, which correspond to the following intervals:

An error is logged if a command execution does not complete within the specified interval. You should not change the default timeout for any of the SCSI commands unless otherwise advised by Quest Support.

Click OK to close the configuration dialog box.
Click Save.

Changing the device view type

NetVault Backup provides two device view types:

Physical View – This is the default view type. This view displays the actual structure of the library, including all drives, slots, and entry/exit ports. Media are shown at their current location in the library.
Logical View – This view is centered around the actual media in a library. The device tree consists of two folders – Drives and Media. The libraries and drives are grouped as Drives, and the Media are grouped according to the Group Label.

To change the device view type, follow these steps:

Click Change View.

Opening and closing library door

Before opening a library door, you must issue the Open Door command from the WebUI. NetVault Backup puts a software lock on the library door to prevent anyone from opening the door without issuing the Open Door command. If you do not issue this command, NetVault Backup does not know when tapes are added, removed, or rearranged, and it may attempt to load non-existent media.

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