Veritas NetBackup™ Administrator's Guide, Volume II
- NetBackup licensing models and the nbdeployutil utility
- Creating and viewing the licensing report
- Reviewing a capacity licensing report
- Reconciling the capacity licensing report results
- Reviewing a traditional licensing report
- Additional configuration
- About dynamic host name and IP addressing
- About busy file processing on UNIX clients
- About the Shared Storage Option
- About configuring the Shared Storage Option in NetBackup
- Viewing SSO summary reports
- About the vm.conf configuration file
- Holds Management
- Menu user interfaces on UNIX
- About the tpconfig device configuration utility
- About the NetBackup Disk Configuration Utility
- Reference topics
- Host name rules
- About reading backup images with nbtar or tar32.exe
- Factors that affect backup time
- NetBackup notify scripts
- Media and device management best practices
- About TapeAlert
- About tape drive cleaning
- How NetBackup reserves drives
- About SCSI persistent reserve
- About the SPC-2 SCSI reserve process
- About checking for data loss
- About checking for tape and driver configuration errors
- How NetBackup selects media
- About selecting media in robots
- About selecting media in standalone drives
- About Tape I/O commands on UNIX
About NetBackup licensing models
Table: NetBackup licensing models describes the NetBackup licensing models.
Table: NetBackup licensing models
Capacity licensing is based on the total amount of data that NetBackup protects on the client or agent. The nbdeployutil utility securely communicates with the master server to gather the protected data sizes and generate reports. The report includes details for the last 90 days per the license agreement and only includes details for full backups and user-directed backups (including expired backups). The capacity licensing report includes details about the mechanism that is used to calculate data size, based on the policy type. When this model is used, NetBackup automatically gathers the information through the accurate licensing method or obtains information from the backup image header.
NetBackup automatically uses this data-gathering method if the policy type supports accurate licensing. Each supported policy type uses a unique mechanism at backup time to calculate the size of the data that the policy protects. This information is gathered and then stored in the NetBackup database.
If a policy type is not yet supported for the accurate licensing method, this method is used. This method is also used for NetBackup 8.0 and earlier clients.
The traditional licensing model is based on the total number of protected clients in a NetBackup environment or on the total storage capacity. This model counts the number of clients and servers, and then compares this information against licensed options.