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
Configuring backup servers
A backup server represents a connection to a NetBackup master server. The system requires at least one backup server to function.
New backup servers are created with Backup Servers page. A drop-list allows the further selection of or . On-screen help is available to assist completion of the necessary details.on the
Once the backup server has been created the system returns to the main Backup Servers page where a Connectivity Check is started. The animated cog on the Check Connectivity button indicates that the Connectivity Check is started.
If the check has passed, no further action is required and your backup server is ready for use. If it failed, click the red cross to bring up details of the failure.
Once you have created a backup server, there are three actions available from theactions list: , , and .
Table: Backup Servers settings
The name that is displayed to users.
The host name or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the backup server, for example netbackupserver or netbackupserver.example.com.
Alternatively you can specify the host name with a port number.
On a UNIX system the syntax is hostname:portnumber. For example: netbackupserver:22, where 22 is the default port number for SSH.
On a Windows system, specify a port number using the URL syntax shown: http://hostname:portnumber/wsman. For example: http://netbackupserver:5985/wsman or https://netbackupserver:5986/wsman.
Range that includes the version of the NetBackup master server.
8.0 - 8.1.1
8.3 and later
Enable Agentless File Restore
Indicates that the backup server is configured to support VMware agentless file restore. The backup server must have all required VxUpdate packages installed. If this option is enabled, any VMware asset that does not have a NetBackup client name configured automatically offers Agentless File Restore.
Indicates if the backup server is online. You may want to take a backup server offline while performing planned maintenance. The system does not process an offline backup server in any way and users are blocked from performing actions such as backup and restore.
UNIX or Linux: Authentication mechanism when connection to a UNIX server. When connecting to a NetBackup Appliance choose.
The options are:, , or .
Windows: CredSSP authentication delegates the user's credentials from the local computer to the remote computer.
The options are:or .
User Account and Password
UNIX or Linux: The user that connects to the backup server. The user must be able to connect with SSH.
Windows: The user must be able to connect to Remote PowerShell.
Server Date Format and Server Time Format
The format in which the backup server expects dates and times.
You can select from the example formats listed or enter a custom format. More information about editing the date and the time format is available.
Server Time Zone
The time zone of the backup server.
The URL of the backup server API. For example: https://netbackupserver:1556.
The domain name of the user.
The domain type for the user. Allowed values are
Physical path on the backup server of the NetBackup commands. You only need to enter this path if NetBackup is not installed in the default location. On a UNIX system the default value is
NetBackup Temporary Folder
Physical path on the backup server for NetBackup Self Service temporary files. You only need to enter this path if NetBackup is not installed in the default location. The NetBackup Self Service user must have read and write access to the folder. Additionally, the folder must be on the allowed list in NetBackup. On a UNIX system the default value is
On a Windows system the default value is C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup.
The number of minutes to wait before a CLI command times out. Leave blank to use the default value.
Enable In-Place Disk Restore
Allow NetBackup Self Service to offer restore of VMDKs to existing VM. Ensure that the backup server supports In-Place Disk Restore using the nbrestorevm command.
Enable Usage Insights Data
Allows NetBackup Self Service to submit Usage Insights data to the backup server.
Chunk Size In Hours
Change this value only if instructed to do so by support. When NetBackup Self Service synchronizes backup images from NetBackup, they are retrieved in batches of the chunk size. The default chunk size is 10 hours, but may be reduced in busy systems with lots of backup activities. Reducing the chunk size results in more calls to NetBackup to retrieve a given number of images. If value is empty then the default is 10.
Maximum Backup Duration In Hours
Change this value only if instructed to do so by support. The Maximum Backup Duration represents the maximum time that NetBackup Self Service expects a long running backup to take. The synchronization engine uses this value as a buffer period to make sure that long duration backups are detected. Increase this duration if long running backups are not synchronized into NetBackup Self Service. If value is empty then the default is 24.
Use Pooled Connections (Windows only)
Change this value only if instructed to do so by support. Determines whether PowerShell connection pooling is enabled. Connection pooling is enabled by default to improve performance.
Minimum Pool Size
Change this value only if instructed to do so by support. Minimum number of connections in the PowerShell connection pool. If value is empty the default is 1.
Maximum Pool Size
Change this value only if instructed to do so by support. Maximum number of connections in the PowerShell connection pool. If value is empty the default is 3.