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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

Re-adding a previously created SVTL

You can use the configuration wizard to find a previously created SVTL and add the device to the server. You can use this method to add a device that was removed from the server.

On the Add Storage Devices page, select the Shared virtual tape library option and the Re-add previously generated virtual device check box.
In the list of NetVault machines, select the machine on which the device was created. Click Next to scan the selected client and list the discovered SVTLs.
In the Device list, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
You can use this default configuration if all drives are to be controlled by the client selected in Step 3. In this case, click Add Library. Information message appears. Close the message to exit the configuration wizard.
In the Choose Machine table, select the client to which the drive is attached. If the device is connected to multiple clients, select any one client. Click Next to scan the selected client and list the attached devices.
In the Choose drive for bay table, select the device that you want to add, and click Next.
If the device is connected to multiple clients (for example, in a SAN setup), all host clients are listed in the Choose Machines table. To share the drive with multiple clients, select the additional clients in the Choose Machines table, and click Next.

Physical tape devices

This section includes the following topics:


Before you add a tape device, confirm whether your operating system (OS) supports the NetVault default settings.

Changing the default Drive Transfer Buffer Size option

In NetVault, the Drive Transfer Buffer Size option is set to 8 MiB by default.To ensure that this configuration is supported on your system. If this value is too high, change it to 257 KiB in the template file by , completing the following steps.

Open the file “drives.tpl” in a text editor.
You can find this file in <NetVault home>\devices\drives on Windows and <NetVault home>/devices/drives on Linux and UNIX.
In the [Device:Total Buffer Size] section, set Value to 257.
NOTE: If Drive Transfer Buffer Size is set too high and NetVault fails to allocate the transfer buffers, the backup jobs using tape devices show reduced performance.
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