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NetVault 12.4 - Built-in Plug-ins User Guide


Before you start the restore procedure, verify that the following requirements are met:

Restore Procedure

In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job.
On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, the saveset table provides a list of available savesets. The table shows the saveset name (Job Title and Saveset ID), creation date and time, saveset size, and saveset status.

Saveset is online (all segments are online).

Saveset is partially online (some segments are online).

Saveset is offline (all segments are offline).

You can click Load more to load the next set of records, if available. Each load action fetches a maximum of 5000 records. This button is disabled if there are no more records to load.

Sort Ascending

Sorts the column in ascending order.

Sort Descending

Sorts the column in descending order.


Select/ clear to show/ hide the required column (s).

When you select a saveset, the following details are displayed in the Saveset Information area: Job ID, job title, tag, server name, client name, plug-in name, saveset date and time, retirement setting, Incremental Backup or not, archive or not, and saveset size.
On the Create Selection Set page, select the database components to recover the full database or parts of it.

Auditor Database

Restores the Auditor Database. This database contains the audit logs for the NetVault Backup system.

Backup Catalog

Restores the catalog search database.

To restore only the NetVault Database backup without catalog search database, do not select the option ‘Backup Catalog’ on the Create Selection Set page.

To restore the NetVault Database backup with catalog search OR to restore only catalog search database, select the option ‘Backup Catalog’ on the Create Selection Set page.

Backup Indexes

Restores backup indexes.

Backup indexes contain the list of backed up items and their references. Each index is assigned a saveset number. Backup indexes are stored on the backup media and the disk as part of the Media Database. The indexes provide the position of the individual backed up items so that they can be recovered from the backup media.


Backing up the indexes on the media ensures that the content of each saveset is available to view when required, in case the index files are deleted or retired from the Media Database. You can scan the backup indexes from the archived media, after they have retired or deleted from the NetVault Database.


Restores cluster-specific configuration and associated client information


Restores configuration files and settings for the.server and client systems, including network access and configuration information for the plug-ins.

Deployment Manager

Restores deployment-related information, such as package stores, task details, status, and schedules.

General Reports Files

Restores the files included in the Reporting system.


Restores license keys to permit the continued operation of NetVault Backup and the licensed plug-ins.


Restores NetVault Backup Logs, which include all messages from the Server and Client machines. It allows you to check the activity of NetVault Backup at a particular point in time.

Media Manager

Restores the Media Database, which contains records of all active media, the contents of all backups, how backups are organized, and where they are located.

Schedule Manager

Restores the Schedule Database. This database contains records of all defined jobs, backup policies, scheduled jobs, and job history, including when jobs last ran and what backups were produced.


Restores system-defined and user-defined scripts for NetVault Backup.

On the Create Selection Set page, click Edit Plugin Options.
Blank reports database tables before restore: By default, the existing data in the reports database is deleted when you restore the NetVault Database. If you want to retain the existing data in the reports data, clear this check box.
Click OK to save the settings, and then click Next.
On the Create Restore Job page, specify a name for the job. Assign a descriptive name that allows you to easily identify the job for monitoring its progress.
In the Target Client list, the client from which data was backed up is selected by default. Do not change this setting.
Click Submit to submit the job for scheduling.

After the restore job completes, the NetVault Backup Service is stopped. You must manually restart the service from the Txtconfig or the command-line interface.


Using Plug-in for Raw Devices

Using Plug-in for Raw Devices

Backing up raw devices

The procedure for backing up raw devices includes the following steps:

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