Veritas NetBackup™ Administrator's Guide, Volume II
- NetBackup licensing models and the nbdeployutil utility
- How capacity licensing works
- Creating and viewing the licensing report
- Reviewing a capacity licensing report
- Reconciling the capacity licensing report results
- Reviewing a traditional licensing report
- Reviewing an NEVC 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
How capacity licensing works
NetBackup automatically uses this data-gathering method if the policy type supports accurate licensing. The licensing fees for the use of NetBackup are based on the total number of Front-End Terabytes (FETBs) protected by NetBackup. Front-End Terabyte Calculation is a way of determining the total terabytes of data NetBackup protects. One FETB is 1 TB of protected data. The data can either be on clients or devices where the software is installed or where the software is used to provide backup functionality.
The nbdeployutil utility uses accurate licensing or image headers in the NetBackup catalog to determine the terabytes of data that NetBackup protects. Any partial terabyte of data is rounded up to the next whole terabyte. The final total is the sum of the FETBs for each client or each policy combination that the analyzer examines. The utility measures the actual data protected.
The accurate licensing method provides faster performance of the nbdeployutil tool to gather and generate capacity licensing report.
For backup image header, 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.
To report on protected data with accurate licensing, a NetBackup host or client must have a valid certificate to securely connect with the master server. If a certificate is not available on the host, the protected data information is reported using the backup image header and not accurate licensing. When a certificate is available on that host, NetBackup stops using the backup image header for reporting and instead uses accurate licensing.
For information on security certificates, see the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.
The following factors affect capacity licensing:
Multiple policies of the same type that protect the same data
The agent that is used to perform the backup