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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


Before you add Snapshot Array Manager, verify and consider the following requirements:

Adding Snapshot Array Manager

The array manager provides a centralized management console to monitor and manage storage centers. To use the storage arrays for snapshot-based backups and restores, you must add the supported device manager to the NetVault Server running on Windows operating system.

You can use the configuration wizard to add and configure the Enterprise Manager.

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 Snapshot Array Manager option, and click Next.
On the Add Snapshot Array Manager page, provide the following details.

Device display name

Specify a display name for the Enterprise Manager.

Array Manager Type

Select the supported storage array manager from the drop down list.

Network name/IP address

Type the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or IP address of the Enterprise Manager.

If the server is unable to resolve the host name, it fails to add the Enterprise Manager.

Network port

Set the port number of supported devices to receive communication from all clients. Following are the default port numbers of supported device managers:

If you have changed the Web Server port on the Enterprise Manager, specify the port number.


Specify a user account that can be used to log on to the Enterprise Manager.


Type the password for the user account.

Click Next to add the device.

Virtual Tape Libraries

This section includes the following topics:

About Virtual Tape Library

Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) emulate tape libraries on disk. VTLs are included in NetVault as a licensable option.

With VTLs, you have the flexibility to perform quick backups to disks, and during off-peak hours migrate or duplicate the backups to physical devices for off-site storage. The Media Manager does not distinguish between virtual and physical tapes. Therefore, you can use the same process to set up backup policies, including retirement period and rotation schemes.

VTLs are represented as directories on the disk. Each VTL contains three directories: drives, slots, and media. These directories contain numbered subdirectories. The virtual drives reside as files in the drives subdirectories. These files contain links to the media files. The virtual tapes reside as media files in the media directory. When a virtual tape is moved between slot and drive, the media file itself stays in the media directory, while the drives and slots files are modified to emulate the moving of the media.

A VTL can handle any number of concurrent NetVault Client backups. As with a physical library, the number of drives contained in the VTL dictate how many simultaneous operations can be performed. The number of slots should be the same as or more than the number of configured drives. Different operating systems may impose maximum file-size limits, which can affect the maximum VTL media size.

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