Veritas NetBackup™ Clustered Master Server Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup Master Server Clustering
    1. About NetBackup clustering
      1.  
        About security certificates in NetBackup
      2.  
        NetBackup clustering in virtual environment
    2.  
      About NetBackup failover server data protection in a cluster
    3.  
      About NetBackup failover server support
    4.  
      NetBackup supported cluster solutions
    5.  
      Accessing NetBackup cluster compatibility lists
    6.  
      About NetBackup limitations with clustering solutions
  2. NetBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Windows Server Failover Clustering
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on WSFC cluster
    3.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    4.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on WSFC cluster
    5.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    6.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum
    7.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum to a node with directory services
    8.  
      Preparation for disaster recovery of WSFC
    9.  
      Disaster recovery of WSFC
    10.  
      Recovering the entire WSFC cluster
    11.  
      Recovering all shared disks
    12.  
      About recovering NetBackup data on a shared disk
  3. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    1.  
      About NetBackup on a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    3. About preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on VCS on Unix\Linux
      1.  
        NetBackup installation information for all VCS configurations
      2.  
        NetBackup installation information for specific VCS configurations
    4.  
      Installing a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    5.  
      Configuring a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    6.  
      About adding a node to existing cluster
    7.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    8.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Unix/Linux
  4. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    1.  
      About NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    2.  
      About NetBackup agent for VCS on Windows
    3.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows
    4.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    5.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    6.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    7.  
      About detailed monitoring for the NetBackup server
    8.  
      Setting up a detailed monitoring script for the NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    9.  
      Enabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
    10.  
      Disabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
  5. NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on Solaris Cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on Solaris Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on Solaris Cluster
    8.  
      Solaris Cluster commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  6. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      NetBackup configuration overview
    2.  
      NetBackup configuration guidelines
    3.  
      Device configuration guidelines
    4.  
      Configuring devices
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup catalog backups in a cluster
    6.  
      About configuring backup policies for a NetBackup clustered server
    7.  
      What to back up
    8.  
      Guidelines for backing up local disks in a cluster
    9.  
      Guidelines for backing up the shared disks
    10.  
      Verifying NetBackup configuration
    11.  
      Configuring robotic daemons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    12.  
      Configuring additional services (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    13.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    14.  
      Configuring additional services (Windows)
    15.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (Windows)
    16.  
      About adding license keys
  7. Operational notes
    1.  
      General notes on clustered master server administration
    2.  
      About delay in detecting of loss of connection (WSFC and VCS on Windows)
    3.  
      About WSFC clusters
    4.  
      About NetBackup cluster application management
    5.  
      Logging information
    6.  
      About the support for multiple IP addresses in NetBackup
    7.  
      Log on to server using virtual name
    8.  
      Increase resource offline timeout after installing or upgrading on non-Solaris UNIX clusters
    9.  
      Normal error messages when upgrading clustered servers to 8.1.2
    10.  
      NetBackup resource group tuning parameters for Solaris Cluster
  8. Appendix A. NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    1.  
      About NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    2.  
      Requirements for use of a NetBackup master server in a cluster with multiple interfaces
    3.  
      Configuring the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

NetBackup configuration guidelines

Review the following guidelines before you configure NetBackup.

  • To ensure that all nodes in the NetBackup failover group are properly registered in the EMM database, you must failover the NetBackup Group to all nodes in the NetBackup cluster group.

  • The NetBackup server list must be set up correctly on each node where NetBackup is configured as a failover server. For NetBackup in a clustered environment, the virtual server name must appear first. After that name, include the node names within the NetBackup group.

  • For each NetBackup server that runs outside of the cluster, the server list must contain the name of each node where NetBackup can run. The list must also contain the name of the virtual server.

  • NetBackup depends on names to route information between participants in the backup and restore process. Therefore, the use of names must be consistent within a NetBackup configuration. Specific node names and virtual names should not be used interchangeably.

  • CLIENT_NAME should be set to the name of the node.

  • CLUSTER_NAME should be the virtual server name that is dedicated to the NetBackup Application that runs on the cluster.

  • When you make changes to the NetBackup configuration on the active node, be sure to apply the same changes to each node in the cluster.

  • NetBackup Server Host Properties in a cluster

    • The NetBackup Administration Console obtains node information from the EMM database. Therefore, changes to the Host Properties only affect the nodes that are already registered in the EMM database. (You change the Host Properties only when you fail over to the NetBackup Group to each node.)

    • All host names that are listed in the Properties panel can have their host properties updated with the Host Properties user interface. The exception is the Authorization host property, which is only updated on the active node.

    • The "Add to All" hosts functionality is applicable only for a clustered master server and not for clustered media servers. To update Host Properties on clustered media servers, the user needs to update each node individually or select multiple nodes of the clustered media server.

  • Configuration information is stored on the shared disk and cannot be configured separately for each node. (This information includes backup policies, storage units, and the NetBackup catalog backup.) All other configuration changes must be applied by moving the NetBackup server to each node.

  • By default, NetBackup tries to complete a backup job two times (within a 12-hour window) before it allows the job to fail. Backup attempts may be exhausted before the failover of the NetBackup media server completes. If this situation happens, increase the Scheduled backup attempts setting to 6. You can also avoid this problem; set the Job retry delay setting to a lower value.

  • The Job retry delay setting should be set lower to increase the likelihood that NetBackup is able to initiate all scheduled backups.

  • The server list for each client you want to back up should contain the name of each node where NetBackup can run. This list should also contain the name of the virtual server.