Veritas Access Solutions Guide for NetBackup

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Platform: 3340
  1. Veritas Access integration with NetBackup
    1.  
      About Veritas Access
    2.  
      About Veritas Access as a NetBackup client
    3.  
      About Veritas Access as backup storage for NetBackup
    4.  
      Use cases for long-term data retention
  2. System requirements
    1.  
      Supported configurations and versions for NetBackup with Veritas Data Deduplication
    2.  
      Supported configurations and versions for NetBackup with CloudCatalyst
  3. Configuring Veritas Data Deduplication with Veritas Access
    1.  
      About Veritas Data Deduplication
    2.  
      Add-on license for using Veritas Data Deduplication
    3.  
      Benefits of using Veritas Data Deduplication with Veritas Access
    4.  
      Configuring Veritas Data Deduplication using the GUI
    5.  
      Configuring Veritas Data Deduplication using the Veritas Access command-line interface (CLI)
    6.  
      Configuring a Veritas Data Deduplication storage unit on NetBackup
    7.  
      Configuring global deduplication using the Veritas Data Deduplication storage server across the domain
  4. Migrating the NetBackup images from existing storage to Veritas Data Deduplication storage
    1.  
      Migrating the NetBackup image from OpenDedup/CloudCatalyst/S3 to Veritas Data Deduplication storage
  5. Configuring Veritas Access as a cloud storage server with NetBackup CloudCatalyst
    1.  
      Creating an S3 bucket on Veritas Access for storing deduplicated backup data from NetBackup
    2.  
      Creating a Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) for primary backup using NetBackup
    3.  
      Configure Veritas Access as a cloud storage server on NetBackup server using CloudCatalyst
    4.  
      Enabling SSL on Veritas Access
  6. Configuring backup and restore using NetBackup policies
    1.  
      Storage Lifecycle Policies
    2.  
      Backup and restore
    3.  
      Running a backup policy manually
    4.  
      Restoring backed up files
  7. Configuring Veritas Access with the NetBackup client
    1.  
      Prerequisites for configuring the NetBackup client
    2.  
      About the NetBackup Snapshot Client
    3.  
      About NetBackup snapshot methods
    4.  
      Enabling or disabling the NetBackup SAN client
    5.  
      Workflow for configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup
    6.  
      Registering a NetBackup master server or adding an optional media server
    7.  
      Displaying the excluded files from backup
    8.  
      Displaying the included and excluded files for backups
    9.  
      Adding or deleting patterns to the list of files in backups
    10.  
      Configuring or resetting the virtual IP address used by NetBackup
    11.  
      Configuring the virtual name of NetBackup
    12.  
      Displaying the status of NetBackup services
    13.  
      Configuring backup operations using NetBackup or other third-party backup applications
    14.  
      Performing a backup or restore of a Veritas Access file system over a NetBackup SAN client
    15.  
      Performing a backup or restore of a snapshot
    16.  
      Installing or uninstalling the NetBackup client
    17.  
      Configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup cloud storage
  8. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Unmounting the SDFS volume before restarting Veritas Access or the NetBackup media server
    2.  
      Upgrading SDFS from earlier versions to 7.4.2
    3.  
      Log locations for troubleshooting
    4.  
      Changing log levels
    5.  
      Additional resources
    6.  
      Generating Veritas Access S3 server keys using the helper script
    7.  
      OpenDedup tuning recommendations
  9.  
    Index

Configuring Veritas Data Deduplication using the GUI

To configure Veritas Data Deduplication

  1. Log on to the Veritas Access application.

    The Getting Started with Access Appliance page is displayed.

    Click Provision Storage with Veritas Data Deduplication.

  2. By default, the Configure Storage tab is displayed.

    Create a storage pool, modify disk selections for the pool as required, and then click Configure Storage.

    By default, all the available disks are selected for the pool.

    When you create a Veritas Data Deduplication storage pool, you need to use five disks or volumes. You add disks or volumes in multiples of five.

  3. The storage pool gets configured. Click Next.
  4. Under the Activate Policy tab, select the Veritas Data Deduplication policy, and then click Activate Policy.
  5. The Veritas Data Deduplication policy is activated. Click Next.
  6. Specify the storage options, enter the user name and password for the service, enter a virtual IP for the service, and then click Provision Storage.

    You are required to enter the following fields:

    • Size: Specify the size of the file system.

      Veritas recommends that you grow the deduplication storage pool to a maximum supported size of 960 TiB.

    • Virtual IP address: The virtual IP that you want to use to configure the Veritas Data Deduplication server. This IP should not be the console IP, replication IP, NetBackup client IP, or the loadbalancer IP. If you use any of these IPs to configure deduplication, storage provisioning fails.

      Run the Network> ipaddress show command from the Access command-line interface to find an available virtual IP address. Or navigate to NAS Infrastructure > Nodes in the Access GUI, and click on the node name to see the virtual IP address.

      If a virtual IP is not available to configure the Veritas Data Deduplication server, you should add at least one virtual IP to the cluster using the Access command-line interface.

    • Username and password: Credentials with which the Veritas Data Deduplication server gets configured.

      The same credentials are required later to add the Veritas Data Deduplication server to NetBackup.

  7. The storage provisioning is now complete.

    View the Recent Activity panel for the status of the task.