Veritas NetBackup™ Deduplication Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup media server deduplication option
- Planning your deployment
- About MSDP storage and connectivity requirements
- About NetBackup media server deduplication
- About NetBackup Client Direct deduplication
- About MSDP remote office client deduplication
- About MSDP performance
- MSDP deployment best practices
- Provisioning the storage
- Licensing deduplication
- Configuring deduplication
- Configuring the Deduplication Multi-Threaded Agent behavior
- Configuring the MSDP fingerprint cache behavior
- Configuring MSDP fingerprint cache seeding on the storage server
- Configuring a storage server for a Media Server Deduplication Pool
- Configuring a disk pool for deduplication
- Configuring a Media Server Deduplication Pool storage unit
- About MSDP optimized duplication within the same domain
- Configuring MSDP optimized duplication within the same NetBackup domain
- Configuring MSDP replication to a different NetBackup domain
- About NetBackup Auto Image Replication
- Configuring a target for MSDP replication to a remote domain
- Creating a storage lifecycle policy
- Resilient Network properties
- Editing the MSDP pd.conf file
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- Configuring an MSDP catalog backup
- Configuring deduplication to the cloud with NetBackup CloudCatalyst
- Using NetBackup CloudCatalyst to upload deduplicated data to the cloud
- Configuring a CloudCatalyst storage server for deduplication to the cloud
- Monitoring deduplication activity
- Viewing MSDP job details
- Managing deduplication
- Managing MSDP servers
- Managing NetBackup Deduplication Engine credentials
- Managing Media Server Deduplication Pools
- Changing a Media Server Deduplication Pool properties
- Configuring MSDP data integrity checking behavior
- About MSDP storage rebasing
- Managing MSDP servers
- Recovering MSDP
- Replacing MSDP hosts
- Uninstalling MSDP
- Deduplication architecture
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- Troubleshooting MSDP installation issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP configuration issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP operational issues
- Troubleshooting CloudCatalyst issues
- CloudCatalyst logs
- Problems encountered while using the Cloud Storage Server Configuration Wizard
- Disk pool problems
- Problems during cloud storage server configuration
- CloudCatalyst troubleshooting tools
- Appendix A. Migrating to MSDP storage
Resilient Network properties
The Resilient Network properties appear for the master server, for media servers, and for clients. For media servers and clients, the Resilient Network properties are read only. When a job runs, the master server updates the media server and the client with the current properties.
The Resilient Network properties let you configure NetBackup to use resilient network connections for backups and restores. A resilient connection allows backup and restore traffic between a client and a NetBackup media server to function effectively in high-latency, low-bandwidth networks such as WANs. The data travels across a wide area network (WAN) to media servers in a central datacenter.
NetBackup monitors the socket connections between the remote client and the NetBackup media server. If possible, NetBackup re-establishes dropped connections and resynchronizes the data stream. NetBackup also overcomes latency issues to maintain an unbroken data stream. A resilient connection can survive network interruptions of up to 80 seconds. A resilient connection may survive interruptions longer than 80 seconds.
The NetBackup Remote Network Transport Service manages the connection between the computers. The Remote Network Transport Service runs on the master server, the client, and the media server that processes the backup or restore job. If the connection is interrupted or fails, the services attempt to re-establish a connection and synchronize the data.
NetBackup protects only the network socket connections that the NetBackup Remote Network Transport Service (nbrntd) creates. Examples of the connections that are not supported are:
Clients that back up their own data (deduplication clients and SAN clients)
Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) for Exchange Server or SharePoint Server
NetBackup nbfsd process.
NetBackup protects connections only after they are established. If NetBackup cannot create a connection because of network problems, there is nothing to protect.
Resilient connections apply between clients and NetBackup media servers, which includes master servers when they function as media servers. Resilient connections do not apply to master servers or media servers if they function as clients and back up data to a media server.
Resilient connections can apply to all of the clients or to a subset of clients.
If a client is in a different subdomain than the server, add the fully qualified domain name of the server to the client's hosts file. For example, india.veritas.org is a different subdomain than china.veritas.org.
When a backup or restore job for a client starts, NetBackup searches thelist from top to bottom looking for the client. If NetBackup finds the client, NetBackup updates the resilient network setting of the client and the media server that runs the job. NetBackup then uses a resilient connection.
Table: Resilient Network dialog box properties describes the Resilient Network properties.
Table: Resilient Network dialog box properties
The order is significant for the items in the list of resilient networks. If a client is in the list more than once, the first match determines its resilient connection status. For example, suppose you add a client and specify the client IP address and specify Resiliency. Suppose also that you add a range of IP addresses as , and the client IP address is within that range. If the client IP address appears before the address range, the client connection is resilient. Conversely, if the IP range appears first, the client connection is not resilient.for
The resilient status of each client also appears as follows:
In the NetBackup Administration Console, select in the left pane and then select a policy. In the right pane, a Resiliency column shows the status for each client in the policy.
In the NetBackup Administration Console, select in the left pane. In the right pane, a Resiliency column shows the status for each client.
Other NetBackup properties control the order in which NetBackup uses network addresses.
The NetBackup resilient connections use the SOCKS protocol version 5.
Resilient connection traffic is not encrypted. Veritas recommends that you encrypt your backups. For deduplication backups, use the deduplication-based encryption. For other backups, use policy-based encryption.
Resilient connections apply to backup connections. Therefore, no additional network ports or firewall ports must be opened.
If multiple backup streams run concurrently, the Remote Network Transport Service writes a large amount of information to the log files. In such a scenario, Veritas recommends that you set the logging level for the Remote Network Transport Service to 2 or less. Instructions to configure unified logs are in a different guide.
See the NetBackup Logging Reference Guide.