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Symantec NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I

UNIX, Windows, and Linux

Release 7.7.1

Symantec NetBackup ™ Administrator's Guide, Volume I UNIX, Windows, and Linux Release 7.7.1

Symantec NetBackup™ Administrator's Guide, Volume I

Documentation version: 7.7.1

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Contents

Technical Support

3

Section 1

About NetBackup

31

Chapter 1

Introducing NetBackup interfaces

32

About NetBackup

32

NetBackup documentation

34

About NetBackup administration interfaces

34

About setting up the NetBackup Administration Console on UNIX

36

About using the NetBackup Administration Console

37

Administering remote servers of different versions

39

Using the NetBackup Administration Console

41

About security certificates for NetBackup media servers

45

Standard and user toolbars

45

About customizing the NetBackup Administration Console

46

Configuring log files for the NetBackup Administration Console

46

NetBackup configuration wizards

49

Running the Troubleshooter

50

Chapter 2

Administering NetBackup licenses

52

About administering NetBackup licenses

52

Section 2

Configuring hosts

57

Chapter 3

Configuring Host Properties

58

About the NetBackup Host Properties

60

Methods to set the NetBackup configuration options

62

Connecting to a host to view the host properties

62

Changing the host properties on multiple hosts at the same time

63

Property states for multiple hosts

64

Contents 7

Exporting host properties

65

Standard host property dialog box options

66

Access Control properties

67

Authentication Domain tab of the Access Control properties

68

Authorization Service tab of the Access Control properties

69

Network Attributes tab of the Access Control properties

70

Active Directory host properties

73

Bandwidth properties

75

Bandwidth limit usage considerations and restrictions

76

Add Bandwidth Settings dialog box for Bandwidth properties

77

Busy File Settings properties

77

Activating the Busy File Settings in host properties

79

Clean-up properties

80

Client Name properties

82

Client Attributes properties

84

Add Client dialog box

86

General tab of the Client Attributes properties

86

Connect Options tab of the Client Attributes properties

91

Windows Open File Backup tab of the Client Attributes properties

93

Back-level and upgraded clients that use Windows Open File Backup

98

Client Settings properties for UNIX clients

99

VxFS file change log for incremental backups property

102

Client Settings properties for Windows clients

104

How to determine if change journal support is useful in your NetBackup environment

107

Guidelines for enabling NetBackup change journal support

108

Credential Access properties

108

Data Classification properties

110

Creating a Data Classification

112

Default Job Priorities properties

113

Understanding the Job Priority setting

115

Distributed application restore mapping properties

117

Encryption properties

118

Additional encryption methods for Windows clients

121

Enterprise Vault properties

122

Enterprise Vault Hosts properties

123

Exchange properties

124

About the Exchange credentials in the client host properties

127

Exclude Lists properties

128

About the Add to Exclude List and Add Exceptions to Exclude List dialog boxes

131

Contents 8

Syntax rules for exclude lists

133

About creating an include list on a UNIX client

136

Configuring the exclude list on a Windows client from a UNIX master server

136

Traversing excluded directories

138

Fibre Transport properties

139

About Linux concurrent FT connections

142

Firewall properties

142

Enabling logging for vnetd

146

General Server properties

146

Forcing restores to use a specific server

149

Global Attributes properties

150

About constraints on the number of concurrent jobs

153

Setting up email notifications about backups

155

Configuring the nbmail.cmd script on Windows

156

Sending messages to the global administrator about unsuccessful backups only

158

Sending messages to the administrator about successful and unsuccessful backups

158

Installing and testing the email utility on Windows

160

Logging properties

161

Disabling the logging of NetBackup processes

171

Login Banner Configuration properties

173

Removing login banner screen and text

175

Enabling the Auto log off timeout option

176

Lotus Notes properties

177

Media properties

180

Results when media overwrites are not permitted

184

Recommended use for Enable SCSI reserve property

185

NDMP Global Credentials properties

186

Network properties

188

Network Settings properties

190

Reverse Host Name Lookup property

191

IP Address Family Support property

192

Port Ranges properties

192

Registered ports and dynamically-allocated ports

194

Preferred Network properties

195

Add or Change Preferred Network Settings dialog box

197

How NetBackup uses the directives to determine which network to use

199

Configurations to use IPv6 networks

202

Configurations to use IPv4 networks

203

Contents 9

Order of directive processing in the Preferred Network properties

204

Order of directives can affect processing

205

bptestnetconn utility to display Preferred Network information

205

Configuration to prohibit using a specified address

207

Configuration that uses the same specification for both the network and the interface—less constrictive

207

Configuration that uses the same specification for both the network and the interface—more constrictive

208

Configuration that limits the addresses, but allows any interfaces

208

Resilient Network properties

209

Resilient connection resource usage

212

Specifying resilient connections

212

Resource Limit properties

214

Restore Failover properties

216

Assigning an alternate media server as a failover restore server

218

Retention Periods properties

219

Changing a retention period

220

Determining retention periods for volumes

221

Retention Periods with end dates beyond 2038, excluding Infinity

222

Scalable Storage properties

222

Configuring advanced bandwidth throttling settings

224

Advanced bandwidth throttling settings

225

Servers properties

227

Adding a server to a servers list

230

Removing a server from a server list

231

Enabling NetBackup clustered master server inter-node authentication

231

Adding a trusted master server

233

Removing a trusted master server

234

Changing the master server that performs backups and restores for a client

237

SharePoint properties

237

Consistency check options for SharePoint Server

239

SLP Parameters properties

239

About batch creation logic in Storage Lifecycle Manager

244

Deprecated storage lifecycle policy parameters

245

Throttle Bandwidth properties

245

Contents 10

Add Bandwidth Settings dialog box for Throttle Bandwidth properties

246

Timeouts properties

247

Universal Settings properties

249

Logging the status of a redirected restore

252

UNIX Client properties

253

UNIX Server properties

254

VMware Access Hosts properties

255

Windows Client properties

257

Configuration options not found in the Host Properties

257

About using commands to change the configuration options on UNIX clients and servers

259

Configuration options for NetBackup servers

260

About robust logging

260

ALLOW_MEDIA_OVERWRITE option for NetBackup servers

262

ALLOW_NON_RESERVED_PORTS option for NetBackup servers and clients

262

AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN option for NetBackup servers and clients

263

AUTHORIZATION_SERVICE option for NetBackup servers

265

AUTO_ADD_ALL_ALIASES_FOR_CLIENT option for NetBackup servers

266

BPBRM_VERBOSE option for NetBackup servers

267

BPDBJOBS_COLDEFS options for UNIX master servers

268

BPDBM_VERBOSE option for NetBackup servers

272

BPRD_VERBOSE option for NetBackup servers

273

BPTM_VERBOSE option for NetBackup servers

274

BPEND_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers

276

BPSTART_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers

276

CHECK_RESTORE_CLIENT option for NetBackup servers

277

CLIENT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers

278

CLIENT_PORT_WINDOW option for NetBackup servers and clients

278

CLIENT_READ_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers

279

CLIENT_RESERVED_PORT_WINDOW option for NetBackup servers and clients

281

CONNECT_OPTIONS option for NetBackup servers and clients

281

DEFAULT_CONNECT_OPTIONS option for NetBackup servers and clients

285

DISABLE_JOB_LOGGING option for NetBackup servers

287

Contents 11

DISABLE_STANDALONE_DRIVE_EXTENSIONS option for NetBackup servers

288

DISALLOW_BACKUPS_SPANNING_MEDIA option for NetBackup servers

289

DISALLOW_CLIENT_LIST_RESTORE option for NetBackup servers

289

DISALLOW_CLIENT_RESTORE option for NetBackup servers

290

EMMSERVER option for NetBackup servers

291

FAILOVER_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVERS option for NetBackup servers

292

FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER option for NetBackup servers

292

GENERATE_ENGLISH_LOGS option for NetBackup servers and clients

293

INCOMPLETE_JOB_CLEAN_INTERVAL option for NetBackup servers and clients

294

INITIAL_BROWSE_SEARCH_LIMIT option for NetBackup servers and clients

295

IP_ADDRESS_FAMILY option for NetBackup servers

296

JOB_PRIORITY option for NetBackup servers and clients

297

LIMIT_BANDWIDTH option for NetBackup servers

299

MAX_LOGFILE_SIZE option for NetBackup servers and clients for legacy logging

300

MAX_NUM_LOGFILES option for NetBackup servers and clients for legacy logging

301

KEEP_LOGS_SIZE_GB for NetBackup servers and clients

302

ENABLE_CRITICAL_PROCESS_LOGGING

303

MEDIA_UNMOUNT_DELAY option for NetBackup servers

304

MEDIA_REQUEST_DELAY option for NetBackup servers

304

MEDIA_SERVER option for NetBackup servers

305

MPX_RESTORE_DELAY option for NetBackup servers

306

MUST_USE_LOCAL_DRIVE option for NetBackup servers

306

NBRNTD_IDLE_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers

307

PREFERRED_NETWORK option for NetBackup servers

308

RANDOM _PORTS option for NetBackup servers and clients

311

RE_READ_INTERVAL option for NetBackup servers

312

REQUIRED_NETWORK option for NetBackup servers

313

RESILIENT_NETWORK option for NetBackup master servers and clients

314

RESUME_ORIG_DUP_ON_OPT_DUP_FAIL option for NetBackup servers

315

Contents 12

REVERSE_NAME_LOOKUP option for NetBackup servers and clients

315

SERVER option for NetBackup servers

316

SERVER_CONNECT_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers

319

SERVER_PORT_WINDOW option for NetBackup servers

319

SERVER_RESERVED_PORT_WINDOW option for NetBackup servers and clients

320

SKIP_RESTORE_TO_SYMLINK_DIR option for NetBackup servers

321

TELEMETRY_UPLOAD option for NetBackup servers

322

THROTTLE_BANDWIDTH option for NetBackup servers

323

TRUSTED_MASTER option for NetBackup servers

327

ULINK_ON_OVERWRITE option for NetBackup servers

327

USE_AUTHENTICATION option for NetBackup servers

329

USE_VXSS option for NetBackup servers and clients

329

VERBOSE option for NetBackup servers and clients

330

VXSS_NETWORK option for NetBackup servers

331

Configuration options for NetBackup clients

333

BPARCHIVE_POLICY option for NetBackup clients

334

BPARCHIVE_SCHED option for NetBackup clients

334

BPBACKUP_POLICY option for NetBackup clients

335

BPBACKUP_SCHED option for NetBackup clients

336

BUSY_FILE_ACTION option for NetBackup clients

337

BUSY_FILE_DIRECTORY option for NetBackup clients

338

BUSY_FILE_NOTIFY_USER option for NetBackup clients

339

BUSY_FILE_PROCESSING option for NetBackup clients

340

CLIENT_NAME option for NetBackup clients

340

COMPRESS_SUFFIX option for NetBackup clients

342

CRYPT_CIPHER option for NetBackup clients

342

CRYPT_KIND option for NetBackup clients

343

CRYPT_OPTION option for NetBackup clients

344

CRYPT_STRENGTH option for NetBackup clients

345

CRYPT_LIBPATH option for NetBackup clients

346

CRYPT_KEYFILE option for NetBackup clients

347

DISALLOW_SERVER_FILE_WRITES option for NetBackup clients

348

DO_NOT_RESET_FILE_ACCESS_TIME option for NetBackup clients

349

IGNORE_XATTR option for NetBackup clients

350

INFORMIX_HOME option for NetBackup clients

353

KEEP_DATABASE_COMM_FILE option for NetBackup clients

354

Contents 13

 

KEEP_LOGS_DAYS option for NetBackup clients

354

LIST_FILES_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup clients

355

LOCKED_FILE_ACTION option for NetBackup clients

356

MEDIA_SERVER option for NetBackup clients

356

MEGABYTES_OF_MEMORY option for NetBackup clients

357

NFS_ACCESS_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup clients

358

OLD_VNETD_CALLBACK option for NetBackup clients

359

REPORT_CLIENT_DISCOVERIES option for NetBackup clients

359

RESTORE_RETRIES option for NetBackup clients

360

SERVER option for NetBackup clients

361

SYBASE_HOME option for NetBackup clients

362

USE_CTIME_FOR_INCREMENTALS option for NetBackup clients

363

USE_FILE_CHG_LOG option for NetBackup clients

364

USEMAIL option for NetBackup clients

365

VXSS_NETWORK option for NetBackup clients

365

Chapter 4

Configuring server groups

367

About NetBackup server groups

367

Configuring a NetBackup server group

367

NetBackup server group properties

369

Deleting a server group

369

Chapter 5

Configuring host credentials

370

About configuring credentials

370

Chapter 6

Managing media servers

371

Activating or deactivating a media server

371

Adding a media server

372

Registering a media server

373

Generating a security certificate for a NetBackup media server

374

Deleting all devices from a media server

375

Removing a device host from the EMM database

378

About decommissioning a media server

378

About decommissioning limitations

379

Before you decommission a media server

380

Post decommission recommendations

380

Decommission actions

381

Previewing references to a media server

384

Decommissioning a media server

385

Contents 14

Section 3

Configuring storage

388

Chapter 7

Configuring disk storage

389

About configuring BasicDisk storage

389

About configuring disk pool storage

389

Inventorying a NetBackup disk pool

390

Changing the disk pool state

390

Chapter 8

Configuring robots and tape drives

392

NetBackup robot types

393

About the device mapping files

394

Downloading the device mapping files

394

About configuring robots and tape drives in NetBackup

395

About device discovery

396

About device serialization

397

About adding devices without discovery

398

About robot control

398

About drive name rules

400

Configuring robots and tape drives by using the wizard

401

Updating the device configuration by using the wizard

401

Adding a robot to NetBackup manually

402

Robot configuration options

404

Managing robots

407

Changing robot properties

407

Configuring a robot to operate in manual mode

408

Deleting a robot

409

Moving a robot and its media to a new media server

409

Adding a tape drive to NetBackup manually

410

Tape drive configuration options

412

Configuring drive name rules

416

Adding a tape drive path

417

About SCSI reserve on drive paths

417

Drive path options

418

About no rewind device files on UNIX

419

Adding a shared tape drive to a NetBackup environment

419

Correlating tape drives and SCSI addresses on Windows hosts

419

Windows device correlation example

420

Correlating tape drives and device files on UNIX hosts

421

UNIX device correlation example

422

Managing tape drives

423

Changing a drive comment

423

Contents 15

About downed drives

424

Changing a drive operating mode

424

Changing a tape drive path

425

Changing a drive path operating mode

425

Changing tape drive properties

426

Changing a tape drive to a shared drive

426

Cleaning a tape drive from the Device Monitor

427

Deleting a drive

428

Resetting a drive

428

Resetting the mount time of a drive

429

Setting the drive cleaning frequency

429

Viewing drive details

430

Performing device diagnostics

430

Running a robot diagnostic test

430

Running a tape drive diagnostic test

432

Managing a diagnostic test step that requires operator intervention

433

Obtaining detailed information for a diagnostic test step

433

Verifying the device configuration

434

About automatic path correction

434

Enabling automatic path correction

435

Replacing a device

435

Updating device firmware

437

About the NetBackup Device Manager

438

About external access to NetBackup controlled devices on UNIX

438

Stopping and restarting the device manager

439

Chapter 9 Configuring tape media

440

About NetBackup tape volumes

441

About NetBackup volume pools

441

About reserved volume pool name prefixes

442

About scratch volume pools

443

About NetBackup volume groups

444

NetBackup media types

445

About WORM media

447

About using volume pools to manage WORM media

448

About using unique drive and media types to manage WORM media

449

Disabling WORM volume pool name verification

450

About WORM media and the Quantum drive

450

Supported WORM drives

450

About adding volumes

451

Contents 16

About adding robotic volumes

451

About adding standalone volumes

452

About configuring media name and attribute rules

453

Adding volumes by using the wizard

453

About media settings rules

454

Configuring media settings

454

Media settings options

456

About barcodes

464

About barcode rules

466

Configuring barcode rules

467

Barcode rules settings

470

About media ID generation rules

472

Configuring media ID generation rules

473

Media ID generation options

475

About media type mapping rules

476

Adding volumes by using the Actions menu

477

Volume properties

478

Configuring media type mappings

481

About adding media type mapping entries

483

Default and allowable media types

483

Managing volumes

488

Changing the group of a volume

488

About rules for moving volumes between groups

489

Changing the owner of a volume

489

Changing volume properties

490

About assigning and deassigning volumes

491

Deleting a volume

492

Erasing a volume

493

About exchanging a volume

494

About frozen media

496

About injecting and ejecting volumes

497

About rescanning and updating barcodes

500

About labeling NetBackup volumes

501

About moving volumes

503

About recycling a volume

505

Suspending or unsuspending volumes

506

Managing volume pools

507

Adding a volume pool

507

Changing the properties of a volume pool

507

Deleting a volume pool

508

Managing volume groups on UNIX

509

Moving a volume group

509

Deleting a volume group

511

Contents 17

 

About media sharing

511

Configuring unrestricted media sharing

512

Configuring media sharing with a server group

512

Chapter 10

Inventorying robots

514

About robot inventory

514

When to inventory a robot

515

About showing a robot's contents

517

About inventory results for API robots

518

Showing the media in a robot

520

About comparing a robot's contents with the volume configuration

521

Comparing media in a robot with the volume configuration

522

About previewing volume configuration changes

523

Previewing volume configuration changes for a robot

524

About updating the NetBackup volume configuration

526

Volume update prerequisites

526

Updating the NetBackup volume configuration with a robot's contents

527

Robot inventory options

529

About the vmphyinv physical inventory utility

530

How vmphyinv performs a physical inventory

532

Example volume configuration updates

536

Chapter 11

Configuring storage units

546

About the Storage utility

546

Using the Storage utility

547

Creating a storage unit

548

Creating a storage unit by copying a storage unit

551

Changing storage unit settings

551

Deleting storage units

552

Media Manager storage unit considerations

553

Disk storage unit considerations

555

NDMP storage unit considerations

559

About storage unit settings

561

Absolute pathname to directory or absolute pathname to volume setting for storage units

561

Density storage unit setting

562

Disk pool storage unit setting

562

Disk type storage unit setting

562

Enable block sharing storage unit setting

563

Enable multiplexing storage unit setting

563

Contents 18

 

High water mark storage unit setting

563

Low water mark storage unit setting

564

Maximum concurrent write drives storage unit setting

564

Maximum concurrent jobs storage unit setting

565

Maximum streams per drive storage unit setting

567

Media server storage unit setting

567

NDMP host storage unit setting

569

On demand only storage unit setting

570

Only use the following media servers storage unit setting

570

Properties option in the Change Storage Units dialog box

571

Reduce fragment size storage unit setting

572

Robot number storage unit setting

573

Robot type storage unit setting

573

Staging schedule option in Change Storage Units dialog

573

Storage device setting for storage units

574

Storage unit name setting

574

Storage unit type setting

574

Enable temporary staging area storage unit setting

574

Use any available media server storage unit setting

575

Chapter 12

Staging backups

576

About staging backups

576

About basic disk staging

577

Creating a basic disk staging storage unit

578

Creating a schedule for a basic disk staging storage unit

579

Configuring multiple copies in a relocation schedule

580

Disk staging storage unit size and capacity

582

Finding potential free space on a BasicDisk disk staging storage unit

584

Disk Staging Schedule dialog box

585

Initiating a relocation schedule manually

588

Chapter 13

Configuring storage unit groups

589

About storage unit groups

589

Creating storage unit groups for backups

590

Creating storage unit groups for snapshots

592

Deleting a storage unit group

594

Storage unit selection criteria within a group

594

Media server load balancing

595

Other load balancing methods

596

Exception to the storage unit selection criteria

598

About disk spanning within storage unit groups

598

Contents 19

Section 4

Configuring storage lifecycle policies (SLPs)

599

Chapter 14

Configuring storage lifecycle policies

600

About storage lifecycle policies

600

Creating a storage lifecycle policy

601

Modifying the hierarchy of operations in a storage lifecycle policy

604

Deleting a storage lifecycle policy

605

Lifecycle operation administration using the nbstlutil command

606

Chapter 15

Storage operations

608

Operation types in a storage lifecycle policy

608

Backup operation in an SLP

608

Backup From Snapshot operation in an SLP

610

Duplication operation in an SLP

612

Import operation in an SLP

614

Index From Snapshot operation in an SLP

616

Determining where and when the Index From Snapshot operation occurs

618

Replication operation in an SLP

619

Snapshot operation in an SLP

622

About configuring storage lifecycle policies for snapshots and snapshot replication

624

Primary snapshot storage unit

626

Primary + Replication source snapshot storage unit

626

Replication source + Replication target snapshot storage unit

627

Replication target snapshot storage unit

627

Replication source + Replication target + Mirror snapshot storage unit

628

Replication target + Mirror snapshot storage unit

628

Creating a hierarchy of storage operations in a storage lifecycle policy

628

Chapter 16

Retention types for SLP operations

631

Retention types for storage lifecycle policy operations

631

Capacity managed retention type for SLP operations

633

Rules and recommendations for using the Capacity Managed retention type

634

Contents 20

 

Capacity managed retention type and disk types that support SIS

634

Expire after copy retention type for SLP operations

634

Fixed retention type for SLP operations

635

Maximum snapshot limit retention type for SLP operations

636

Mirror retention type for SLP operations

637

Target retention type for SLP operations

638

Chapter 17

Storage lifecycle policy options

639

Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box settings

639

New or Change Storage Operation dialog box settings

643

Properties tab of the Storage Operation dialog box

643

Window tab of the Storage Operation dialog box

647

Creating a new window for a storage lifecycle policy operation

649

Excluding days from a window for a storage lifecycle policy operation

650

Storage lifecycle policy validation dialog box

651

Storage lifecycle policy Validation Report tab

652

Chapter 18

Using a storage lifecycle policy to create multiple

About writing multiple copies using a storage lifecycle policy

copies

654

654

How the order of the operations determines the copy order

655

About ensuring successful copies using lifecycles

655

Chapter 19

Storage lifecycle policy versions

657

About storage lifecycle policy versions

657

Storage lifecycle changes and versioning

658

When changes to storage lifecycle policies become effective

659

Deleting old storage lifecycle policy versions

660

Section 5

Configuring backups

662

Chapter 20 Creating backup policies

663

 

About the Policies utility

664

Planning for policies

666

Windows example of one client in multiple policies

668

Policy attributes that affect how clients are grouped in policies

669

Contents 21

About Microsoft DSFR backups

670

Creating a backup policy

673

Adding or changing schedules in a policy

675

Changing multiple policies at one time

676

Copying or moving policy items to another policy

677

Copying a policy to create a new policy

678

Copying a schedule into the same policy or different policy

679

Deleting schedules, backup selections, or clients from a policy

679

Policy Attributes tab

680

Policy type (policy attribute)

681

Data classifications (policy attribute)

684

Policy storage (policy attribute)

685

Policy volume pool (policy attribute)

688

Take checkpoints every

minutes (policy attribute)

689

Limit jobs per policy (policy attribute)

693

Job priority (policy attribute)

695

Media Owner (policy attribute)

695

Go into effect at (policy attribute)

695

Follow NFS (policy attribute)

696

Backup Network Drives (policy attribute)

697

Cross mount points (policy attribute)

699

Compression (policy attribute)

703

Encryption (policy attribute)

705

Collect disaster recovery information for Bare Metal Restore (policy attribute)

707

Collect true image restore information (policy attribute) with and without move detection

707

Allow multiple data streams (policy attribute)

711

Disable client-side deduplication (policy attribute)

715

Enable granular recovery (policy attribute)

715

Use Accelerator (policy attribute)

716

Enable optimized backup of Windows deduplicated volumes

737

Keyword phrase (policy attribute)

740

Snapshot Client and Replication Director (policy attributes)

740

Perform block level incremental backups (policy attributes)

741

Use Replication Director (policy attributes)

741

Perform snapshot backups (policy attributes)

743

Microsoft Exchange Attributes (policy attributes)

743

Schedules tab

743

Schedule Attributes tab

744

Name (schedule attribute)

745

Type of backup (schedule attribute)

745

Synthetic backup (schedule attribute)

754

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Accelerator forced rescan option (schedule attribute)

755

Calendar (schedule attribute)

757

Frequency (schedule attribute)

757

Instant Recovery (schedule attribute)

759

Multiple copies (schedule attribute)

760

Override policy storage (schedule attribute)

764

Override policy volume pool (schedule attribute)

765

Override media owner (schedule attribute)

765

Retention (schedule attribute)

766

Media multiplexing (schedule attribute)

769

Start Window tab

776

Adding, changing, or deleting a time window in a policy schedule

776

Example of schedule duration

779

Excluding days from a schedule

780

Include Dates tab

781

Calendar scheduling with the Include Dates tab

781

How NetBackup determines which schedule to run next

782

About schedule windows that span midnight

785

How open schedules affect calendar-based and frequency-based schedules

786

Creating an open schedule in the NetBackup Administration Console

789

Runtime considerations that affect backup frequency

790

About the Clients tab

790

Adding or changing clients in a policy

791

Installing client software on secure and trusting UNIX clients

793

Browse for Hyper-V virtual machines

795

Backup Selections tab

796

Adding backup selections to a policy

797

Verifying the Backup Selections list

799

How to reduce backup time

802

Pathname rules for Windows client backups

803

Pathname rules for Windows disk image (raw) backups

806

Pathname rules for Windows registry backups

807

About hard links to files and directories

808

Pathname rules for UNIX client backups

810

Pathname rules for the clients that run extension products

818

About the directives on the Backup Selections list

818

Files that are excluded from backups by default

831

About excluding files from automatic backups

832

Files that are excluded by Microsoft Windows Backup

833

VMware Policy tab

833

Contents 23

 

Hyper-V Policies tab

835

Disaster Recovery tab

837

Adding policies to the Critical Policies list of a catalog backup policy

840

Creating a Vault policy

840

Performing manual backups

842

Active Directory granular backups and recovery

843

System requirements for Active Directory granular NetBackup backups and recovery

844

Creating a policy that allows Active Directory granular restores

844

Restoring Active Directory objects

846

Troubleshooting granular restore issues

847

Chapter 21

Synthetic backups

850

About synthetic backups

850

Recommendations for synthetic backups and restores

851

Synthetic full backups

854

Synthetic cumulative incremental backups

855

Schedules that must appear in a policy for synthetic backups

857

Adding clients to a policy for synthetic backups

857

Change journal and synthesized backups

858

True image restore and synthesized backups

858

Displaying synthetic backups in the Activity Monitor

858

Logs produced during synthetic backups

859

Synthetic backups and directory and file attributes

859

Using the multiple copy synthetic backups method

860

Configuring multiple copy synthetic backups

861

Configuration variables for multiple copy synthetic backups

862

Multiple copy synthetic backups configuration examples

863

Optimized synthetic backups

864

Optimized synthetic backups for deduplication

864

Chapter 22

Protecting the NetBackup catalog

865

About the NetBackup catalog

865

Parts of the NetBackup catalog

866

About the NetBackup image database

868

About the NetBackup relational database

870

Protecting the NetBackup catalog

874

About catalog backups

875

Using the Catalog Backup Wizard to configure a catalog backup

876

Contents 24

 

Using the Policy Configuration Wizard to configure a catalog backup

879

Configuring a catalog backup manually

881

Backing up NetBackup catalogs manually

883

Concurrently running catalog backups with other backups

884

About catalog policy schedules

884

How catalog incrementals and standard backups interact on UNIX

885

Determining whether or not a catalog backup succeeded

885

Strategies that ensure successful NetBackup catalog backups

886

Recovering the catalog

886

Disaster recovery emails and the disaster recovery file

886

Archiving the catalog and restoring from the catalog archive

887

Creating a catalog archiving policy

890

Catalog archiving commands

891

Catalog archiving considerations

893

Extracting images from the catalog archives

894

Estimating catalog space requirements

894

NetBackup file size considerations on UNIX systems

896

About the binary catalog format

896

Moving the image catalog

896

About image catalog compression

899

Chapter 23

About the NetBackup relational database

903

About the NetBackup relational database (NBDB) installation

903

About NetBackup master server installed directories and files

906

About the NetBackup configuration entry

915

Sybase SQL Anywhere server management

916

Sybase SQL Anywhere and clustered environments

917

Using the NetBackup Database Administration utility on Windows

917

About the General tab of the NetBackup Database Administration utility

919

About the Tools tab of the NetBackup Database Administration utility

925

Using the NetBackup Database Administration utility on UNIX

931

About the Select/Restart Database and Change Password menu options

933

About the Database Space and Memory Management menu options

934

Contents 25

 

About the Database Validation Check and Rebuild menu options

936

About the Move Database menu options

937

About the Unload Database menu options

938

About the Backup and Restore Database menu options

939

Post-installation tasks

940

Changing the NetBackup database password

940

Moving NBDB database files after installation

941

Adding a mirrored transaction log

943

Creating the NBDB database manually

945

About backup and recovery procedures

948

Database transaction log

948

About catalog recovery

949

Commands for backing up and recovering the relational databases

949

About the catalog backup process

951

Unloading the NetBackup database

952

Terminating database connections

953

Moving the NetBackup database from one host to another

954

Chapter 24 Managing backup images

955

 

About the Catalog utility

955

About searching for backup images

956

Verifying backup images

959

Viewing job results

959

Promoting a copy to a primary copy

960

Duplicating backup images

962

About multiplexed duplication considerations

967

Jobs that appear while making multiple copies

968

Expiring backup images

969

About importing backup images

970

About importing expired images

970

Importing backup images

971

Section 6

Configuring replication

973

Chapter 25 About NetBackup replication

974

 

About NetBackup replication

974

About NetBackup Auto Image Replication

975

One-to-many Auto Image Replication model

977

Cascading Auto Image Replication model

977

Contents 26

 

About the domain relationship for replication

980

About the replication topology for Auto Image Replication

980

Viewing the replication topology for Auto Image Replication

982

About trusted master servers for Auto Image Replication

987

About the storage lifecycle policies required for Auto Image Replication

988

Using NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) with Auto Image Replication

993

Auto Image Replication setup overview

994

How to resolve volume changes for Auto Image Replication

995

Removing or replacing replication relationships in an Auto Image Replication configuration

998

About restoring from a backup at a target master domain

1012

Reporting on Auto Image Replication jobs

1013

About NetBackup Replication Director

1014

Section 7

Monitoring and reporting

1016

Chapter 26 Monitoring NetBackup activity

1017

 

About the Activity Monitor

1017

Setting Activity Monitor options

1019

About the Jobs tab

1020

Viewing job details in the Activity Monitor

1022

Showing or hiding column heads in the Activity Monitor

1022

Monitoring the detailed status of a selected job in the Activity Monitor

1023

Deleting completed jobs in the Activity Monitor

1023

Canceling a job that has not completed in the Activity Monitor

1023

Restarting a failed (completed) job in the Activity Monitor

1024

Suspending restore or backup jobs in the Activity Monitor

1024

Resuming suspended or incomplete jobs in the Activity Monitor

1024

Printing job list information in the Activity Monitor

1025

Exporting Activity Monitor data to a text file

1025

Printing job detail information

1025

Copying Activity Monitor text to a file

1026

Changing the Job Priority dynamically from the Activity Monitor

1026

About the Daemons tab

1027

Using the nbrbutil utility to configure the NetBackup Resource Broker

1032

Contents 27

 

Types of NetBackup daemons

1037

Monitoring NetBackup daemons

1037

Starting or stopping a daemon

1038

Displaying all media servers in the Activity Monitor

1038

About the Processes tab

1039

Monitoring NetBackup processes in the Process Details dialog box

1043

About the Drives tab

1044

Monitoring tape drives

1045

Cleaning tape drives from the Activity Monitor

1045

About the jobs database

1045

Changing the default bpdbjobs_options values

1046

About the BPDBJOBS_OPTIONS environment variable

1047

bpdbjobs command line options

1049

Enabling the bpdbjobs debug log

1049

About the Device Monitor

1050

About media mount errors

1051

About pending requests and actions

1052

About pending requests for storage units

1052

Resolving a pending request

1053

Resolving a pending action

1054

Resubmitting a request

1055

Denying a request

1055

Chapter 27

Reporting in NetBackup

1056

About the Reports utility

1056

Running a report

1060

Copying report text to another document

1060

Saving or exporting a report

1061

Printing a report

1061

Chapter 28

Using the Logging Assistant

1063

About the Logging Assistant

1063

Logging Assistant sequence of operation

1066

Viewing the Logging Assistant records

1067

Viewing the details of a Logging Assistant record

1067

Adding a new Logging Assistant record

1070

Deleting a Logging Assistant record

1072

Setting up debug logging

1073

Set minimum debug logging

1077

Disabling debug logging

1078

Collecting and uploading debug logs

1079

Contents 28

 

Collecting and uploading nbsu information

1085

Uploading evidence

1088

Section 8

Administering NetBackup

1091

Chapter 29

Management topics

1092

Configuring the NetBackup Client Service

1092

NetBackup naming conventions

1093

Wildcard use in NetBackup

1094

Wildcard characters in backup selections for an NDMP policy

1096

How to administer devices on other servers

1099

How to access media and devices on other hosts

1100

Chapter 30

Accessing a remote server

1102

Prerequisites for accessing a remote server

1102

Allow access to another server

1103

Authorize users of one server to access another server

1105

Using the Change Server operation in the NetBackup-Java Administration Console

1106

Accessing remote servers

1112

About running the NetBackup Administration Console on a NetBackup client

1113

About troubleshooting remote server administration

1113

Chapter 31

Using the NetBackup Remote Administration Console

1115

About the NetBackup Remote Administration Console

1116

About authorizing NetBackup users

1119

Authorization file (auth.conf) characteristics

1120

About authorizing nonroot users for specific applications

1123

About authorizing specific tasks in the Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface

1124

About authorizing users on Windows NetBackup server

1125

Restricting access to the NetBackup Administration Console on Windows

1125

Run-time configuration options for the NetBackup Administration Console

1126

FIREWALL_IN

1126

FORCE_IPADDR_LOOKUP

1128

INITIAL_MEMORY, MAX_MEMORY

1129

MEM_USE_WARNING

1130

Contents 29

 

NBJAVA_CLIENT_PORT_WINDOW

1130

NBJAVA_CORBA_DEFAULT_TIMEOUT

1131

NBJAVA_CORBA_LONG_TIMEOUT

1131

PBX_PORT

1132

VNETD_PORT

1132

About customizing jnbSA and jbpSA with bp.conf entries

1132

About improving NetBackup-Java performance

1133

About running the Java console locally

1133

About running a console locally and administering a remote server

1134

About enhancing console performance

1134

About determining better performance when console is run locally or uses remote display back

1135

About adjusting time zones in the NetBackup-Java console

1137

Adjusting the time zone in the NetBackup-Java console

1138

Configuring a custom time zone in the NetBackup-Java console

1138

Chapter 32

Alternate server restores

1140

About alternate server restores

1140

About supported configurations for alternate server restores

1141

About performing alternate server restores

1142

About modifying the NetBackup catalogs

1143

Overriding the original server for restores

1144

About enabling automatic failover to an alternate server

1146

Expiring and importing media for alternate server restores

1147

Chapter 33

Managing client backups and restores

1149

About server-directed restores

1149

About client-redirected restores

1150

About restore restrictions

1151

Allowing all clients to perform redirected restores

1151

Allowing a single client to perform redirected restores

1152

Allowing redirected restores of a specific client’s files

1152

Examples of redirected restores

1153

About restoring the files that have Access Control Lists (ACLs)

1158

About setting the original atime for files during restores on UNIX

1160

Restoring the System State

1160

About the backup and restore of compressed files on VxFS file systems

1163

About backups and restores on ReFS

1164

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Chapter 34

Powering down and rebooting NetBackup servers

1165

Powering down and rebooting NetBackup servers

1165

Shutting down and starting up all NetBackup services and daemons

1166

Rebooting a NetBackup server

1167

Rebooting a NetBackup media server

1167

About displaying active processes with bpps on UNIX

1168

About displaying robotic processes with vmps on UNIX

1169

Chapter 35

About Granular Recovery Technology

1170

About installing and configuring Network File System (NFS) for Active Directory Granular Recovery About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows

1170

2012

and Windows 2012 R2

1171

Enabling Services for Network File System (NFS) on a Windows

2012

or Windows 2012 R2 media server

1172

Enabling Services for Network File System (NFS) on a Windows

2012

or Windows 2012 R2 client

1176

About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows

2008

and Windows 2008 R2

1179

Enabling Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows

2008

or Windows 2008 R2

1181

Disabling the Client for NFS on the media server

1183

Disabling the Server for NFS

1185

Configuring a UNIX media server and Windows clients for backups and restores that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)

1187

Configuring a different network port for NBFSD

1188

Index

1189

Section

1

About NetBackup

Chapter 1. Introducing NetBackup interfaces

Chapter 2. Administering NetBackup licenses

Chapter

1

Introducing NetBackup interfaces

This chapter includes the following topics:

About NetBackup