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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

Sharing dashboard

You can share your owned dashboard that is available in manage dashboard list with any users or usergroups. The user or user group can only view the shared dashboard, refresh and resize the widgets. However they are not permitted to re-share or modify the dashboard, The user can only refresh and resize the available widgets. The user is allowed to clone shared dashboard, and the user will be the owner of cloned dashboard.

Click the icon, and select Share Status for Share with usergroups and users, to share the dashboard, and click OK.

Once the dashboard is shared, the icon is changed to , which indicates that the dashboard is shared with some user or usergroup. The icon is displayed to the user or user group with whom the dashboard is shared.

Cloning dashboard

Clone dashboard allows you to duplicate the dashboard where all the widgets mapped with the dashboard are also duplicated/cloned.

Click Manage Dashboard, and click Clone icon, against the required dashboard.

Deleting dashboard

Delete dashboard removes or deletes the available dashboard from the manage dashboard list. Deleting the dashboard also removes all the customizations made in the dashboard and in the widgets which are associated with the dashboard. In case, the owner of the dashboard deletes the dashboard which is shared with many users or usergroups, the dashboard is removed or deleted for all the users and usergroups. However, if the user is not the owner of dashboard and deletes the dashboard, it would be removed for the particular user. You can delete all the dashboards, however a default dashboard is created and loaded by NetVault, as there is no dashboard available.

In the default dashboard page, click the ellipsis-horizontal icon and click Manage Dashboard.
Click Delete icon against the required dashboard to delete.

Managing a widget on NetVault dashboard

On the NetVault dashboard page, you can perform the following operations to customize a widget:

To manage a widget, move the pointer over the widget title area. The last updated time and icons to manage a widget are displayed on top of a widget. To manage a widget, click the corresponding icon and follow the steps as described in the following table:


To forcefully update the data in a widget in between of a pre-defined refresh interval time, click refresh icon. Refresh interval can be in range of 30 - 86400 seconds for all widgets.


To filter the data in a widget, click filter icon. Set the filter options and click Apply.

To set the number of records to display on a widget, type the number in the ‘Record limit’.

To clear the filters on a widget, click Clear.

To close the filter wizard without saving the data, click Cancel.

For more information on filter options for the respective widget, refer to Widget filter options.


To make a clone of a widget, click the clone icon.


To configure the widget title and widget data refresh interval (in seconds); click the configure icon.

To save the configured fields on the widget, click Apply.

To clear the configured fields on the widget, click Clear.

To close the configuration wizard without saving the data, click Cancel.


To delete a cloned widget, click delete icon. In the confirmation dialog box, click Remove to remove the widget from the NetVault dashboard.


To expand a widget to view the data clearly, click the resize icon. To collapse a widget, click the resize icon.

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