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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

Migrating savesets and backup jobs

On the Manage Devices page, note the status of the NetVault SmartDisk device and the QoreStor device.
On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Disk Storage.
On the Explore Disk Storage page, select the applicable device in the repository table, and click Explore Repository.
On the Explore Disk Storage Repository page, review the information listed in the Saveset table.
When you are ready to start the migration process, click Manage Devices in the Navigation pane.
Click the Manage Device icon for the NetVault SmartDisk device.
On the RAS Device Management page, click Start Migration.
In the Select target device dialog box, select the QoreStor device to which you want to migrate the NetVault SmartDisk saveset.

The View logs page displays all NetVault logs. To view only the NetVault SmartDisk, enter NVSD in the text box. The process is displayed as a percentage of the savesets that have been migrated.

EMC Data Domain Systems

This section includes the following topics:

About EMC Data Domain Systems

EMC Data Domain Systems provide disk-based storage with inline deduplication capabilities that reduce storage requirements by 10 to 30 times.

NetVault provides seamless integration with Data Domain systems through the EMC DD Boost software, allowing you to minimize your backup window and perform optimized disk-based backups while reducing your storage and network bandwidth requirements.

The DD Boost software includes two components:

DD Boost Library: This component runs on the NetVault Server, and provides the interface to communicate with the DD Boost Server running on the Data Domain system.
DD Boost Server: This component runs on the Data Domain systems.

DD Boost offers the following features:

Distributed segment processing: DD Boost offloads parts of the deduplication process to the backup client or server, enabling the client or server to send only unique data segments to the Data Domain system.
Advanced load balancing and link failover: This feature lets you combine multiple Ethernet links into a group, and register a single interface with the backup application. The Data Domain system automatically balances the load for backup and restore jobs on multiple interfaces, and routes the jobs to the available interfaces if one of the interfaces in the group goes down.
File replication: File-level replication enables transfer of deduplicated data directly between two or more DD Boost-enabled Data Domain systems, and thus reduces WAN bandwidth requirement by up to 99 percent. The Data Domain systems create and transfer the duplicate copies without using any resources on the backup server.

Data Domain System prerequisites

Before adding a Data Domain system to a NetVault Server, verify that the following requirements are met:

Install DD Boost license on the Data Domain System: To use a Data Domain system for backups and restores, install the required DD Boost license and enable DD Boost on the Data Domain systems.
Create a DD Boost user account: On the Data Domain system, create a DD Boost user account that can be used to log on to the device for backups and restores.
Configure the required DD Boost features: On the Data Domain system, configure the features that you want to use. For more information about enabling and configuring DD Boost features, see the DD Boost section in the DD OS Administration Guide.
Open the required firewall ports: To perform DD Boost backups and replication across a firewall, open the following ports on the Data Domain system:
Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package on Windows: Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package on Windows-based NetVault Server. This requirement applies to all supported Windows platforms. The DD Boost library fails to load if you do not install this package on Windows.
Configure network time-outs: Backup and restore jobs often take a long time to complete. Although the DD Boost Library can recover from temporary network interruptions, the operating system on the data protection application system might terminate a job prematurely if the data protection application time-outs are set too low. To avoid this, Data Domain recommends setting time-outs to at least 30 minutes (1800 seconds).
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