Veritas NetBackup™ Self Service Configuration Guide
- Configuring a Self Service solution
- Configuring a NetBackup master server
- Configuring Self Service
- Customizing Self Service
- User authentication methods
- Appendix A. NetBackup policy types
- Appendix B. Dashboard traffic light status and usage
- Appendix C. Synchronizing data from NetBackup
- Appendix D. NetBackup Self Service data caching process
- Appendix E. Integration settings
- Appendix F. REST API
- Appendix G. Glossary
Creating NetBackup Template Policies
Numerous options are available when you create a NetBackup policy. The NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume I contains an entire chapter on creating backup policies. Please refer to that manual for details on the creation of backup policies.
Self Service template policies do not use all NetBackup policy options. For scheduled policies, the information that is specified in Table: Required policy information for scheduled and Backup Now policies is the only items that affects Self Service. You should configure all other policy data as you would for any other NetBackup policy. Table: Required policy information for scheduled and Backup Now policies details the relevant tab in the NetBackup policy creation screen and the corresponding information that is required for Self Service template policies. For comprehensive information on how to create NetBackup policies, please see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume 1.
Table: Required policy information for scheduled and Backup Now policies
NetBackup policy tab
Applicable template policy
Backup Now and scheduled backup
Backup Now only
Backup Now and scheduled backup
Template Policies are inactive policies on the master server that need to be specially created for the solution. They are only required if you use Protection Levels or offer Backup Now functionality.
When users perform the actions that require a policy to be created on the master server, the relevant template is copied to create a tenant-specific policy. The policy is modified according to the user's action.
Template Policies must be created on every master server that is configured as a backup server. The naming of these policies is case-sensitive and all should be marked inactive.
The policy type code for NetBackup. For example, 0 for standard, 13 for Windows, 40 for VMware.
More information on NetBackup policy types is available.
For any type 40 (VMware) template policy:
For any vCloud Director template policy on the Client tab Virtual Machine Selection must specify .
NetBackup Self Service is configured out of the box to use the default NetBackup retention levels for BackupNow policies. If these are changed in NetBackup or different retention levels are offered to users, modifications must be made in the NetBackup Self Service Portal. More information about Backup Now retention levels is available.
Some consideration is needed around the Reuse VM selection query results for value on the Clients tab for Backup Now template policies. If the value is left as the 8-hour default value, backup now actions that are performed on a virtual machine that is created within the last 8 hours could fail. If the value is set lower or to 0 hours, the operation might succeed. This change may, however, have performance implications for connected VMware systems as the whole cache is rebuilt. This value may need changing from the default 8 hours, depending on the expected usage of the system.