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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

Deleting savesets from tape-based storage devices

Deleting a saveset from a tape-based storage device essentially involves removing its index from the NetVault Database. You can still scan the media to import the backup index into the NetVault Database, and use the backup.

If a backup has any dependent backups, you can choose do the following:

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your selection here, if the Retirement Timing Control option for Media Manager is set to Force Always, the savesets are removed immediately. For more information about this global setting, see Configuring retirement rules for dependent backups.
On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape, and click Explore Media.
In the Remove Saveset dialog box, select the Remove all duplicates associated with this saveset check box if you also want to remove the Duplicates of the selected saveset.
Under Select removal timing option, specify whether you want to force immediate removal of the saveset or defer the removal until all dependent savesets have reached their retirement date:
Mark for removal: Use this option to mark the selected saveset for removal. If no dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed immediately. If any dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed only after all dependent backups have reached their retirement date.
Force immediate removal: Use this option to remove the selected saveset immediately. The dependent Incremental and Differential Backups that exist for the selected saveset are also removed immediately, even if these backups have not reached their retirement date.


Managing user and group accounts

About user accounts

The NetVault administrator can set up different user accounts, and assign appropriate privileges, group memberships, and quota to these accounts based on the functions the users need to perform.

For example, the administrator can create a user account for Database Administrator and grant this account the privileges to perform backups and restores of the database systems. Similarly, the administrator can create a user account to manage clients or storage devices.

There are two predefined user accounts in NetVault:

admin: The administrator account for NetVault.
default: A standard user account that can be used to perform various operations in NetVault.

These user accounts are used to perform various tasks from the NetVault WebUI and CLI. The admin and default user accounts are assigned all privileges in NetVault. By default, no password is assigned to the admin and default user accounts. To prevent unauthorized access to the NetVault Server, you can assign a secure password to these user accounts.

If your environment uses Active Directory (AD) or Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you can also integrate AD and Azure AD users with NetVault, as well as manage user groups. For more information, see Integrating Active Directory with NetVault and Using Azure Active Directory as an identity provider.

About user and group privileges and presets

A privilege is a permission to perform a specific task in NetVault.

To accomplish any task in NetVault, a user must have the required NetVault privileges. If a user does not have the privileges, the request is denied. In NetVault, the Auditor Daemon (nvavp) authorizes the user requests based on the privileges granted to the user or user groups. For information about the types of user and user group privileges in NetVault, see User privileges.

A Preset is a set of user privileges. Presets facilitate the task of assigning user privileges. Instead of assigning the individual privileges to each user account, the administrator can assign a Preset. When a Preset is assigned to a user, the user gets all the permissions included in that set.

NetVault includes several predefined Presets, which contain all the necessary privileges for specific user roles and user groups. The predefined Presets include the following: Administrator, Backup Administrator, Backup Operator, Media Operator, Monitor, and Helpdesk. For more information about the privileges included in these sets, see Predefined Presets.

The administrator can also create user-defined presets for any additional user roles that are required in the backup environment. For more information, see Using Presets.

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