NetBackup and Veritas Appliances Hardening Guide
- Top recommendations to improve your NetBackup and Veritas appliances security posture
- Steps to protect Flex Appliance
- Managing single sign-on (SSO)
- About lockdown mode
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a WORM storage server
- Steps to protect NetBackup Appliance
- About single sign-on (SSO) authentication and authorization
- About authentication using smart cards and digital certificates
- About data encryption
- About forwarding logs to an external server
- Steps to protect NetBackup
- Configure NetBackup for single sign-on (SSO)
- Configure user authentication with smart cards or digital certificates
- Access codes
- Workflow to configure immutable and indelible data
- Add a configuration for an external CMS server
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a NetBackup BYO media server
- About FIPS support in NetBackup
- Workflow for external KMS configuration
- Workflow to configure data-in-transit encryption
- Configure the DTE mode on a client
- How DTE configuration settings work in various NetBackup operations
- Modify the DTE mode on a backup image
- Workflow to use external certificates for NetBackup host communication
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- Configuring an external certificate for a clustered primary server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- Configuring a NetBackup host (media server, client, or cluster node) to use an external CA-signed certificate after installation
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- How to set up malware scanning
- About backup anomaly detection
About the MSDP shadow catalog
The NetBackup Deduplication Manager automatically creates a shadow copy of the catalog daily. The Deduplication Manager also builds a transaction log for each shadow copy. If NetBackup detects corruption in the MSDP catalog, the Deduplication Manager restores the catalog automatically from the most recent shadow copy. That restore process also plays the transaction log so that the recovered MSDP catalog is current.
By default, the NetBackup Deduplication Manager stores the shadow copies on the same volume as the catalog itself. Veritas recommends that you store the shadow copies on a different volume.
You can change the path only during initial MSDP configuration only. If you change it after MSDP backups exist, data loss may occur.
The NetBackup Deduplication Manager creates a shadow copy at 0340 hours daily, host time. To change the schedule, you must change the scheduler definition file.
By default, the NetBackup Deduplication Manager keeps five shadow copies of the catalog. You can change the number of copies.