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
- About MSDP Encryption using KMS service
- 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
Creating a storage lifecycle policy
A storage lifecycle policy (SLP) is a storage plan for a set of backups. The operations in an SLP are the backup instructions for the data. Use the following procedure to create an SLP that contains multiple storage operations.
To add a storage operation to a storage lifecycle policy
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, select NetBackup Management > Storage > Storage Lifecycle Policies.
- Click Actions > New > New Storage Lifecycle Policy (Windows) or Actions > New > Storage Lifecycle Policy (UNIX).
- In the New Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box, enter a Storage lifecycle policy name.
- Add one or more operations to the SLP. The operations are the instructions for the SLP to follow and apply to the data that is specified in the backup policy.
If this is the first operation added to the SLP, click Add.
If this is not the first operation in the SLP, add an operation that is either hierarchical or non-hierarchical:
To create a hierarchical operation, select an operation to become the source of the next operation. Click Add. The new operation is a child of the selected operation. The child is indented under the parent operation.
To create a non-hierarchical operation, do not select an operation. A non-hierarchical operation means that the operation does not have a parent and child relationship with another operation. The new operation is not indented.
- In the Properties tab of the New Storage Operation dialog box, select an Operation type. If you're creating a child operation, the SLP displays only those operations that are valid based on the parent operation that you've selected.
The name of the operation reflects its purpose in the SLP:
- Configure the properties for the operation.
- The Window tab displays for the following operation types: Backup From Snapshot, Duplication, Import, Index From Snapshot, and Replication. If you'd like to control when the secondary operation runs, create a window for the operation.
- Click the Advanced button in the Properties tab to display options about how the window should behave if the window closes and a secondary operation is not yet complete.
- Click OK to create the operation.
- Add additional operations to the SLP as needed. (See step 4.)
- Change the hierarchy of the operations in the SLP if necessary.
- Click OK to create the SLP. NetBackup validates the SLP when it is first created and whenever it is changed.
- Configure a backup policy and select a storage lifecycle policy as the Policy storage.