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
Duplication Rule configurations
The Duplication Rule dialog box appears if you select or on the Advanced Configuration options of the Duplication tab. If you selected on the Duplication tab, an option appears on the dialog box.
Use the Duplication Rule dialog box to create multiple copies of an image and to select different media servers and read servers for the copies.
Table: Duplication Rule dialog box configuration options describes configuration options for the Duplication Rule dialog box.
Table: Duplication Rule dialog box configuration options
The name of an alternate read server. (This option applies to NetBackup Enterprise Server only.)
If robots (or drives) are shared by more than one media server, you can designate a different media server to read the original backups. Using an alternate read server may transfer data over your network, affecting your site's computing environment. The Media Server and Alternate Read Server may be the same.
To configure an alternate read server, select a media server from the drop-down menu.
Appears if Duplication tab. (Applies to NetBackup Enterprise Server only.)was not selected on the
The name of the media server on which the backup images reside.
The number of copies to create concurrently. You can create up to four or the number of copies specified in the NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Server > server_name > Global NetBackup Attributes.) By default, the value is two: one original backup and one copy.field for the NetBackup master server (if less than four). (Configured in
The action to perform if a copy fails:or .
In Vault, if you choose, all copies of that image fail, independent of the success or failure of other image copy operations.
The next time the Vault profile runs, Vault again tries to duplicate the image if the following conditions are true:
By default, the option is configured toin Vault.
If you choosefor all copies, Vault considers the duplication job successful if any of the copies succeed. However, it is possible that a copy of the image may never get vaulted.
It is probable that at least one copy will succeed, but it may not be the copy assigned to the off-site volume pool.
The name of the owner of the media onto which you are duplicating images.
Specify the media owner from the drop-down list box, as follows:
Appears only if Duplication tab. (Applies to NetBackup Enterprise Server only.)was selected on the
The name of the media server on which the backup images reside. The Media Server and Alternate Read Server may be the same.
The number of drives to use for reading backup images. When you enter a number of read drives, the same number is entered into thefield. You must have an equivalent number of read and write drives available.
Vault does not let you create multiple duplication rules per media server.
Whether the copy should be designated the primary backup. Only designate a duplicate as the primary if the primary backup is ejected and transferred off site.
NetBackup restores from the primary backup, and Vault duplicates from the primary backup. By default, the original backup image that is created during a NetBackup policy job is the primary copy. If the copy that you indicate as primary fails, and you configured continue as the fail option, the first successful copy is the primary copy.
The retention level for the copy. Each copy has a separate expiration date. If a retention level is not specified, the expiration date is the same as the original. If you specify a numeric retention level, the expiration date for the duplicate media is calculated by adding the specified retention period to the date the original backup was created. If you specifyfor the retention level, the retention period is based on the retention period of backup image copy 1.
When the retention period expires, information about the expired backup is deleted from the NetBackup and Media Manager catalog, the volume is recalled from off-site storage, and the backup image is unavailable for a restore.
The location of the backup images: disk or removable media or both. Vault duplicates images from the primary backup images on removable media or from backup images on disk.
The name of a storage unit that contains the resources to which the copies of the backup images are written.
Storage units can be Media Manager storage units, disk storage units, disk staging storage units, or Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) storage units.
If the Media Manager or NDMP storage unit has more than one drive, the source storage unit and destination storage unit can be the same. NDMP storage units are supported only when one copy is created per duplication rule. Because of potential NDMP performance limitations, Veritas suggests that you duplicate between drives that are directly attached to the same NDMP host.
If the duplicated backup images are to be vaulted, the media in the destination storage unit must be in the Robotic Volume Group.
All storage units must be connected to the same media server.
The name of the off-site volume pool to which Vault assigns the duplicate media. Images on media in the off-site volume pool are ejected for transfer off-site. Do not use the volume pool that was used for the original backup. NetBackup does not verify in advance that the media ID selected for the duplicate copy is different than the media that contains the original backup. To ensure that two processes do not try to use the same volume at the same time, specify a different volume pool.
The number of write drives. This value is the same as the number of read drives.