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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

Deleting savesets from tape-based storage devices

Deleting a saveset from a tape-based storage device essentially involves removing its index from the NetVault Database. You can still scan the media to import the backup index into the NetVault Database, and use the backup.

If a backup has any dependent backups, you can choose do the following:

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your selection here, if the Retirement Timing Control option for Media Manager is set to Force Always, the savesets are removed immediately. For more information about this global setting, see Configuring retirement rules for dependent backups.
On the Explore Storage page, click Explore Tape Storage. In the list of media items, select the tape, and click Explore Media.
In the Remove Saveset dialog box, select the Remove all duplicates associated with this saveset check box if you also want to remove the Duplicates of the selected saveset.
Under Select removal timing option, specify whether you want to force immediate removal of the saveset or defer the removal until all dependent savesets have reached their retirement date:
Mark for removal: Use this option to mark the selected saveset for removal. If no dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed immediately. If any dependent Incremental or Differential Backups exist for the saveset, the saveset is removed only after all dependent backups have reached their retirement date.
Force immediate removal: Use this option to remove the selected saveset immediately. The dependent Incremental and Differential Backups that exist for the selected saveset are also removed immediately, even if these backups have not reached their retirement date.


Managing user and group accounts

About user accounts

The NetVault MSP administrator provides privileges to user group, and the users associated with the group get those privileges. MSP administrator also assigns appropriate privileges, group memberships, and quota to the tenant accounts based on the functions the tenant users need to perform. You must also have an Active Directory (AD) environment, where you need to create AD users and must integrate with NetVault Server, and manage user groups. For more information see, Integrating Active Directory with NetVault.

For example, For an MSP administrator, the AD administrator creates a separate unique group in AD, and then MSP administrator adds this group and provides privileges to users of this group to perform MSP administrators role and ensures to enable secure mode to avoid any unauthorized access to NetVault Server. See, Using Secure Mode.

There are three types of user accounts in NetVault for MSP:

About user and group privileges and presets

A privilege is a permission to perform a specific task in NetVault.

To accomplish any task in NetVault, MSP administrator must assign appropriate privileges to tenant administrator group and tenant user group. If the user group does not have the privileges, the request is denied. In NetVault, the Auditor Daemon (nvavp) authorizes the user requests based on the privileges granted to the user or user groups. For information about the types of user and user group privileges in NetVault, see User privileges.

A Preset is a set of user privileges. Presets facilitate the task of assigning user privileges. Instead of assigning the individual privileges to each user account, the administrator can assign a Preset. When a Preset is assigned to a user, the user gets all the permissions included in that set.

NetVault includes several predefined Presets, which contain all the necessary privileges for specific user roles and user groups. The predefined Presets includes the following: MSP administrator, tenant administrator, and tenant user. For more information about the privileges included in these sets, see Predefined Presets.

The MSP administrator can also create user-defined presets for any additional user roles that are required in the backup environment. For more information, see Using Presets.

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