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NetVault 13.0.1 - 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 dashboard Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing 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 Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault
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 default settings for global notification methods Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault WebUI default settings Configuring NetVault to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Troubleshooting
Common errors
NetVault Service fails to start on Windows NetVault Service fails to start after the machine is restarted NetVault Service starts, but stops immediately on Linux Login fails after any change in the server IP address Unexpected behavior of NetVault WebUI WebUI does not run in Compatibility View in Internet Explorer NetVault installer fails during push installation VSS-based backup fails Modifying TCP/IP socket buffer size on Windows Restores using Data Copy savesets fail on clients running NetVault 10.0.1 Restore fails on Itanium platforms if the index is larger than 2GB After upgrade, Data Copy and Consolidated backup job on Linux fails After upgrade, console error is displayed on WebUI pages Deployment task hangs on target Linux machine during push installation. Unable to add package store with hostname. Deployment task fails due to network configuration issues. Domain user is unable to login NetVault Server if the workstation attribute is set. Domain user is unable to login NetVault Server on Debian 9. Adding the target machine as a client fails, after successful push installation. Unable to install, uninstall or navigate catalog search page after manually uninstalling NetVault Client Host. Unable to install, uninstall catalog search on client after NetVault Server migration with the same or different server name External Azure AD user cannot add an external Azure AD user to NetVault Server Failed to verify target Windows machine from a Linux-based NetVault Server NetVault is unable to send reports as an email attachment in PDF format on RHEL 5.x platform Restore fails on NetVault Database backup When using RDA for backups, only four streams are used at once Unable to create large VTL on Linux Browsing a folder with a large number of files times out
Safe Mode in NetVault

Failed to verify target Windows machine from a Linux-based NetVault Server

When trying to verify a Windows target machine from a Linux-based NetVault server during the creation of a deployment task, the verification fails, even with valid credentials.

While verifying the target machines, the following errors displayed:

This issue occurs when the kerberos on the Linux Server machines is not properly configured. Check /etc/krb5.conf for a valid default_realm.

This issue also occurs when the kerberos ticket is expired for the user. To renew the ticket, run the following command on the Linux NetVault server:

Successful execution of the command should result in successful verification for the specified user.

NetVault is unable to send reports as an email attachment in PDF format on RHEL 5.x platform

The ability to generate a PDF requires components that are not available on RHEL 5.x platforms.

When attempting to send a report as a PDF from a RHEL 5.x platform, the PDF does not generate.

To send the report as an email attachment in HTML format, complete the following steps:

Under User Interface, click Reporting.
In the Reporting dialog box, under Misc, select HTML for the Default mail format setting.
Click Apply.

Restore fails on NetVault Database backup

On Windows 2012, the Plug-in for Databases fails to restore a NetVault Database backup that is stored in a NetVault SmartDisk device.

When restoring from a DAV device, the restore fails, but only when NetVault is run as a service.

If the NetVault Database backup is stored in NetVault SmartDisk, stop the NetVault Service and run the service in “user space” (that is, nvpmgr debug) before starting the restore job.

When using RDA for backups, only four streams are used at once

When using RDA to back up 20 or more clients, in device activity, only four streams are used at once. Updating the setting in the configuration file at /config/dellrda config file from 32 streams to 512 streams and restarting NetVault services, yields the same result.

When multiple backup jobs that target the same disk-based storage device are scheduled to start at the same time or within a small window of time, the following issues occur:

These issues occur because the Media Manager uses a “quiesce time” setting to prevent assigning too many simultaneous jobs to a disk-based backup device. By default, the quiesce time is set to 10 seconds. Thus, after a job is assigned to a disk-based storage device, the Media Manager waits for 10 seconds before assigning the next job to the same device. You can change the default setting for quiesce time in the mediamgr.cfg file.

Open the mediamgr.cfg file in a text editor.
You can find this file in <NetVault home>\config on Windows and <NetVault home>/config on Linux.

Note the following:

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