Veritas NetBackup™ Vault™ Administrator's Guide
- About Vault
- About the Vault process
- Installing Vault
- About installing and configuring Vault on UNIX and Linux systems
- About installing and configuring Vault on Microsoft Windows systems
- Best Practices
- About preferred vaulting strategies
- About how to ensure that data is vaulted
- About not Vaulting more than necessary
- About preparing for efficient recovery
- About avoiding resource contention during duplication
- About two processes trying to use the same drive
- About load balancing
- About how to avoid sending duplicates over the network
- About increasing duplication throughput
- About organizing reports
- Configuring NetBackup for Vault
- About off-site volume pools
- About creating catalog backup schedules for Vault
- About setting master server properties for Vault
- Configuring Vault
- About Vault configuration
- About configuring Vault Management Properties
- General tab (Vault Management Properties)
- Alternate Media Server Names tab (Vault Management Properties)
- Retention Mappings tab (Vault Management Properties)
- Reports tab (Vault Management Properties)
- About creating a vault
- About creating profiles
- Configuring a profile
- Duplication tab
- Catalog backup tab (Profile dialog box)
- Eject tab (Profile dialog box)
- Reports tab (Profile dialog box)
- Vaulting and managing media
- About Vault sessions
- About monitoring a Vault session
- About the list of images to be vaulted
- About ejecting media
- About injecting media
- About using containers
- About vaulting media in containers
- About managing containers and media
- About vaulting additional volumes
- About using notify scripts
- Creating originals or copies concurrently
- About the continue or fail for concurrent copies
- About creating duplicate images concurrently
- About generating reports
- About consolidating reports
- Vault report types
- Reports for media going off site
- Reports for media coming on-site
- Inventory reports
- Administering Vault
- About administering access to Vault
- About NetBackup Vault session files
- Using the menu user interface
- Debug logs
- Appendix A. Recovering from disasters
- About disaster recovery
- Appendix B. Vault file and directory structure
Creating a Vault policy
Setting up a Vault policy differs from setting up a regular policy in NetBackup, as follows:
First, you must specify Vault as the policy type.
Second, you do not specify clients for Vault policies.
Third, rather than specifying files to back up on the Backup Selections tab, you specify one of two Vault commands to run.
Use the vltrun command to run a Vault session. You specify the robot, vault name, and profile for the job. The vltrun command accomplishes all the steps necessary to vault media. If the profile is configured for immediate eject, media are ejected and reports are generated. If the vault profile name is unique, use the following format:
If the vault profile name is not unique, use the following format:
Use the vlteject command to eject media or generate reports for sessions that are completed already and for which media have not been ejected. The vlteject command can process the pending ejects or reports for all sessions, for a specific robot, for a specific vault, or for a specific profile. For example:
vlteject -vault vault_name -eject -report
Include one Vault command only in a Vault policy. If you use more than one command, the first command is initiated and the successive commands are interpreted as parameters to the first command. Failure may occur and images may not be duplicated or vaulted.
For more information about the vlteject and the vltrun commands, see the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.
For more information about creating NetBackup policies, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.
If you create a vault policy by copying a regular NetBackup policy that has a client list configured, delete all the clients in the client list before you run the policy. If you do not, Vault creates one vault job for every client in the list even though the client is not used by the Vault job. The first vault job operates as a normal vault session; the rest terminate with a status 275 (a session is already running for this vault).
To create a Vault policy
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, expand NetBackup Management > Policies.
- On the Actions menu, click New > Policy.
- Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box.
- On the Attributes tab, select Vault as the policy type.
- On the Schedules tab, click New to create a new schedule.
The type of backup defaults to Automatic Vault.
- Complete the schedule.
- On the Backup Selections tab, enter the appropriate Vault command for the policy.
- Click OK.