Veritas NetBackup™ Self Service Configuration Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.3.0.1, 8.3)
  1. Licensing
    1.  
      Applying the full License
  2. Configuring a Self Service solution
    1.  
      About configuring a Self Service solution
    2.  
      Self Service scheduled backup
    3.  
      Configuration checklist
  3. Configuring a NetBackup master server
    1.  
      About configuring the NetBackup master server
    2.  
      Enabling communication with a Windows NetBackup master server
    3.  
      Enabling communication with a UNIX NetBackup master server
    4.  
      Enabling communication with a NetBackup appliance
    5.  
      Enabling communication with a NetBackup master server using the REST API
    6.  
      Creating NetBackup Template Policies
  4. Configuring Self Service
    1.  
      About Self Service configuration
    2.  
      Configuring backup servers
    3.  
      Configuring protection
    4.  
      Configuring the Backup Now form
    5.  
      Configuring tenants
    6.  
      Access rights
    7.  
      Registering computers
    8. Configuring the home page
      1.  
        Home page integration settings
  5. Customizing Self Service
    1.  
      Language settings
    2.  
      Creating or customizing a request form
    3.  
      Themes
    4.  
      Notices
  6. User authentication methods
    1.  
      About user authentication methods
    2.  
      Forms based authentication
    3.  
      Windows Authentication
    4.  
      Active Directory Import
    5.  
      Configuring Self Service to use Federated Single Sign-On
  7. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      About troubleshooting
    2.  
      Where to find troubleshooting information
    3.  
      Impersonation of a tenant user
    4.  
      Issues with Remote PowerShell to Windows master servers
  8. Appendix A. NetBackup policy types
    1.  
      List of NetBackup policy types
  9. Appendix B. Dashboard traffic light status and usage
    1.  
      About dashboard traffic light status and usage
    2.  
      Assets with a protection type
    3.  
      Assets without a Protection Type
    4.  
      Usage and Charging
  10. Appendix C. Synchronizing data from NetBackup
    1.  
      About synchronizing data from NetBackup
  11. Appendix D. NetBackup Self Service data caching process
    1.  
      About NetBackup Self Service data caching process
    2.  
      NetBackup Data Synchronization
    3.  
      Backup Now
    4.  
      Protect
    5.  
      Unprotect
  12. Appendix E. Integration settings
    1.  
      About integration settings
    2.  
      NetBackup Adapter
    3.  
      NetBackup Adapter Usage
    4.  
      NetBackup Adapter Access Rights
    5.  
      Action Request Types
    6.  
      vCloud Director import
  13. Appendix F. REST API
    1.  
      About the REST API
  14. Appendix G. Glossary
    1.  
      Glossary

Configuring the Backup Now form

A Backup Now request can create temporary policies from predefined templates to back up a computer on demand. You can configure the request to support:

  • Policies with Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs)

  • Policies with the schedules that allow a backup retention to be set (the default operation).

The shipped request forms (request type) are overwritten with each version upgrade. You should make a copy of the Backup Now form before you edit it. Once complete, you can update all Backup Now protection levels to reference the new request form code. More information is available.

See Creating or customizing a request form.

A set of default retention levels are preinstalled with NetBackup Self Service. You can amend them as shown:

To amend the default retention levels

  1. Go to Admin > Request & Approval > Request Type > Backup Now (DBBACKNOW).
  2. Click on the Form tab and then the Backup retention field.
  3. At the base of the page, click on the Configuration tab.
  4. Listed under the Items field is a list of retention levels that are available in the Backup Now request form.

You can delete existing levels using the trashcan icon or add new levels. The Code must match the NetBackup retention number and the Description is what the user sees.

To use SLPs on Backup Now requests, you must modify the NetBackup Self Service form as shown:

To modify the NetBackup Self Service form for SLPs

  1. Go to Admin > Request & Approval > Request Type > Backup Now (DBBACKNOW).
  2. Click on the Form tab and then select the radio button field Backup Retention or Storage Lifecycle Policy. This option is the code for BackupRetentionRadio. Be aware this field is hidden from the user and has a default of Backup Retention.
  3. Click the Configuration tab and change the default to SLP for the selected SLP.
  4. Save the Request Type.

The next time a Backup Now is initiated the form prompts the user to select an SLP. The user can select from all available SLPs on the backup server (master server) that is registered with the computer.

Note:

You can make further scripting customizations to restrict the list of SLP displayed for user selection. See NSSINSTALLFOLDER\NetBackupAdapterServices\PowerShellScripts\ FlexiField\DB-Get-StorageLifecyclePolicies.

To allow users to select whether to use SLPs or Retentions on a Backup Now request, use the procedure to make the radio button visible:

  1. Go to Admin > Request & Approval > Request Type > Backup Now (DBBACKNOW).
  2. Select the Roles tab.
  3. With the Requester role selected, clear the Hide check box against the BackupRetentionRadio field.
  4. Save the Request Type.

The next time a Backup Now is initiated you can select SLPs or Retentions.