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NetVault 13.0 - Administration Guide for Managed Service Providers

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
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 Managing Tenant 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 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 Safe Mode in NetVault

Quest QoreStor

Quest QoreStor is software-defined storage that provides deduplication, compression, and replication support. As a result, you can retain more backup data for a longer period in the same footprint.

QoreStor uses the Plug-in for RDA to integrate its data-storage operations with NetVault. This plug-in is automatically installed on the NetVault machines when you install the NetVault Server or Client software.

While QoreStor supports the RDAv2 and RDAv3 protocols, NetVault uses the RDAv2 protocol to communicate with QoreStor. QoreStor also uses a secured connection to NetVault, which ensures protection of your data as it moves between NetVault to QoreStor.

Before you can add and use QoreStor, you must install the applicable software. For more information, see the Quest QoreStor Installation Guide.

Secure Connect encompasses a set of client and server components that creates a secure channel for QoreStor communication with WAN-connected clients that is also resilient to WAN outages. For more information, see the Quest QoreStor Installation Guide.

Secure Connect between NetVault is enabled by default upon setup; however, you can disable Secure Connect using the sc_manager script, if that is your preference.

For a Linux client, the location of the script is /usr/netvault/dynlib/sc_manager. To disable the script, set the manager status to false.

For a Windows client, the location of the script is C:\Program Files\Quest\NetVault\dynlib\sc_manager.

After installing the QoreStor software, you can create the software-defined storage target. You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure this device.

In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Add Storage Devices.
In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click Add Device.
On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Quest RDA Device option, and click Next.
On the Add Quest RDA Device page, provide the following details.


Type the FQDN or IP address of the QoreStor Server.


Specify a user account that can be used to log on to the QoreStor Server.


Type the password for the user account.

Click Add RDA Device.

Adding a container as a Media for QoreStor

Adding a container for QoreStor from the Manage Devices page

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices, and then click the plus icon corresponding to the QoreStor device.
On the Quest QoreStor page, verify that the Containers option is selected.
For the applicable device, click the corresponding icon in the Actions column, and select Add As A Media.
On the Add Media page, provide the following details:

Storage Group Name

Select the name of the storage group.


Select the name of the storage container.

Block size

The default block size is 512 KiB. The block size cannot be changed for Quest QoreStor systems.

Stream Limit

The default value for this setting is 64streams. This setting applies to all NetVault Servers to which the container is added. If the number of data streams exceeds the defined limit for the container, the Media Manager reports an error (“Device has too many streams”).

You can set the soft stream limit to any value between 1 and 512.

If the container is added to more than one NetVault Server, set the same soft stream limit on all servers.

Force Add

If the device is already added to another NetVault Server with the same name, select the Force Add check box. This option can be useful if you have performed a disaster recovery to rebuild the NetVault Server.

Click Add As A Media.

Adding a container from the Quest QoreStor page

To add a container as a media, see Adding a container as a Media for QoreStor.

Passthrough: When this mode is selected, deduplication processing occurs on the Quest QoreStor system. The passthrough mode requires at least 200 MB of free memory on the NetVault Client.
Optimized: When this mode is selected, deduplication processing occurs on the NetVault Client. The Optimized mode requires at least 4 GB of free memory on the NetVault Client.
Auto: When this mode is selected, NetVault decides the deduplication mode (Passthrough or Optimized) based on the criteria for Passthrough and Optimized.
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