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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

Scanning a disk-based storage device

You can use the Scan method to query all backups stored on a disk-based storage device and import those backups that are not indexed in the given NetVault Server’s database.

To import backups to the database, the NetVault Server must have the same NetVault Machine Name as the original server that performed the backups. The amount of time it takes to scan the backups depends on the number of backups that need to be imported and the size of the backup indexes.

You can scan indexes that are generated with the same or previous versions of NetVault. You cannot scan indexes generated with a newer version of NetVault on an earlier version of the server if the servers do not use the same index version. If an index version is not supported, the index is not imported and a message is generated in the logs.

In the Navigation pane, click Manage Devices. In the list of devices, locate and click the device.
Alternatively, in the Navigation pane, click Explore Storage. Click Explore Disk Storage, and in the repository table, select the device.
Click Scan.

Removing a disk-based storage device

You can use the following procedure to remove a disk-based storage device that is no longer required.

When you remove a device, the backups stored on the device are not deleted. You can add the device to the same or different NetVault Server to use the backups. If you add the device to a different server, you must scan the device to use the backups stored on it.

Click Remove. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.
If NetVault fails to remove the device, select the Force Removal check box in the confirmation dialog, and click OK.
NOTE: You can use the Force Removal option to remove a device that is not in use. However, the device may still try to communicate with the NetVault Server.

Managing the Snapshot Array Manager

This section includes the following topics:

Modifying the Snapshot Array Manager settings

On the Snapshot Array Manager Management page, modify the required settings.

Device Display Name

Specify a display name for the Enterprise Manager.

Array Manager Type

The Array Manager Type cannot be modified after an array manager is added.

Network name/IP address

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

Network port

By default, the Enterprise Manager uses port number 3033 for receiving communication from all clients.

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


Displays the username. To change the user account, use the Change Credentials button.


Displays the status icon and the device status (online, offline, or unavailable). To change the status, click Mark Online or Mark Offline.

Click Save to save the settings.
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