Veritas NetBackup™ OpsCenter Administrator's Guide
- Overview of NetBackup OpsCenter
- About OpsCenter
- About OpsCenter components
- About starting the OpsCenter console
- About accessing the OpsCenter console
- Logging on to the OpsCenter console as a default admin user
- About OpsCenter console components
- About the View pane
- Sizing the Content pane
- About using tables
- Customizing tables for your needs
- Installing OpsCenter
- About planning an OpsCenter installation
- About the OpsCenter licensing model
- Managed NetBackup master server considerations
- About designing your OpsCenter Server
- About planning an OpsCenter Agent deployment
- Installing OpsCenter on Windows and UNIX
- About installing OpsCenter on Windows
- About installing OpsCenter on UNIX
- About installing OpsCenter silently on Windows
- About OpsCenter upgrade on Windows and UNIX
- About post-installation tasks
- About uninstalling OpsCenter on Windows and UNIX
- About clustering OpsCenter
- Clustering OpsCenter on Windows
- Uninstalling OpsCenter from the Windows cluster
- About planning an OpsCenter installation
- Getting started with OpsCenter
- Administering OpsCenter
- About the services and processes used by OpsCenter
- OpsCenter server scripts on Windows and UNIX
- About OpsCenter database administration
- OpsCenter database commands
- Moving OpsCenter server to a different computer
- About backup and restore of OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics
- About communication ports and firewall considerations in OpsCenter
- About OpsCenter log files
- About OpsCenter log files on Windows servers
- About OpsCenter log files on UNIX servers
- Understanding OpsCenter settings
- Setting user preferences
- About managing licenses
- Configuring the data purge period on the OpsCenter Server
- Configuring SMTP server settings for OpsCenter
- Adding host aliases in OpsCenter
- Merging objects (hosts) in OpsCenter
- Modifying tape library information in OpsCenter
- Copying a user profile in OpsCenter
- Setting report export location in OpsCenter
- About managing Object Types in OpsCenter
- About managing OpsCenter users
- About adding AD / LDAP user groups in OpsCenter
- About managing recipients in OpsCenter
- About managing cost analysis and chargeback for OpsCenter Analytics
- Understanding data collection
- About data collection in OpsCenter
- About managing OpsCenter Agents
- About managing OpsCenter Data Collectors
- About configuring data collection for NetBackup
- About the Breakup Jobs option
- Viewing master server details and data collection status
- Collecting data from PureDisk
- Managing OpsCenter views
- About OpsCenter views
- About managing OpsCenter views
- Managing static views
- Managing dynamic views
- View filters in OpsCenter
- Monitoring NetBackup using OpsCenter
- Controlling the scope of Monitor views
- About monitoring NetBackup using the Overview tab
- About monitoring NetBackup jobs
- Monitor > Services view
- About monitoring Audit Trails
- Managing NetBackup using OpsCenter
- About managing alert policies
- About creating (or changing) an alert policy
- OpsCenter Alert conditions
- Adding an alert policy
- About managing NetBackup storage
- Manage > Storage > Storage Unit view
- Manage > Storage > Storage Unit Group view
- Manage > Storage > Storage Lifecycle Policy view
- About managing NetBackup devices
- Manage > Devices > Drive view
- Manage > Devices > Robot view
- Manage > Devices > Disk Pool view
- Manage > Devices > SAN Client view
- Manage > Devices > FT Server view
- About Operational Restore and Guided Recovery operations
- About Operational Restores from OpsCenter
- Files and Directories Restore Wizard
- Select Files or Directories panel
- Summary panel
- About Guided Recovery
- Troubleshooting Guided Recovery
- About Operational Restores from OpsCenter
- About managing NetBackup Hosts
- About managing NetBackup Deployment Analysis
- Data compilation for the Capacity License report
- Generating a Capacity Licensing report
- Supporting Replication Director in OpsCenter
- Understanding and configuring OpsCenter alerts
- About using SNMP
- About using SNMP
- Reporting in OpsCenter
- About OpsCenter reports
- Report Templates in OpsCenter
- About managing reports in OpsCenter
- Creating a custom report in OpsCenter
- About Custom Report Wizard parameters
- About managing My Reports
- About managing My Dashboard
- About managing reports folders in OpsCenter
- About managing report schedules in OpsCenter
- About managing time schedules in OpsCenter
- Appendix A. Additional information on PureDisk data collection
- Appendix B. Attributes of NetBackup data
- Appendix C. Man pages for CLIs
- Appendix D. Creating views using CSV, TSV, and XML files
- Appendix E. Error messages in OpsCenter
Performing a simple or advanced search
To restore a specific file or directory, you may first need to know the location of the file or directory. You can either perform a simple or advanced search. For performing a simple search, you must select the timeframe, enter a file or directory name (full, partial, or wildcard) or path along with the client name. By default, timeframe of the last one month is selected. This means that files or directories that were backed up over the last one month are searched by default.
While performing an advanced search, you can specify additional optional parameters like policy name, policy or backup type etc. in addition to the simple search parameters.
Use the following procedure to search files and directories for restore.
To search and select files and directories for restore
- In the OpsCenter console, click Manage > Restore.
- Click Restore Files and Directories under Files and Directories.
- The contents of the Select files or directories > Search tab are displayed by default. From this view, you can search and select the files and directories that you want to restore. You can either perform a simple search or an advanced search.
Instead of searching and selecting files, you can also browse and select the backed up files and directories on a client for restore.
- Select a timeframe that you want to search. The default timeframe that is selected is Month.
- In the Search files and directories based on name, path, wildcards etc. section, enter the following parameters. To perform a simple search operation, enter all the details in Search files and directories based on name, path, wildcards etc. section.
See Select Files or Directories > Search options.
You can select multiple clients from one or more views or master servers to be searched at a given time. To search for clients from multiple views or master servers, you must enter details in the Search within Clients section for each view or master server. For example, to search for clients from two master servers, select the first master server and then select clients for the first master server. Similarly, complete the Search within Clients section for the second master server. You can use the same procedure to add clients from different views.
The clients that you selected for search are displayed in a table in this section. The table displays the following details:
This column displays the client name that is searched.
This column displays the master server that is associated with the specific client.
Click Remove if you do not want the backup information of the specific client to be searched.
- To perform an advanced search, you can also specify advanced search criteria in addition to the simple search criteria. The Advanced Search criteria are optional.
- Click Search.
It may take some time for OpsCenter to display the search results. The time to display the search results may increase with the number of selected clients.
OpsCenter highlights the search results at the bottom of the pane in a table. The most recent 500 results can be shown in the table.
The table lists the following default columns that are displayed:
Names of the files and directories that are backed up as per the search criteria are displayed. The directory (folder) name may have a + sign next to it. This indicates that the directory has files or sub-directories. You can choose if you want to restore the whole directory or specific files from the directory.
If you want to restore the selected files and directories now, click Restore now. To restore the selected files and directories later, click Add to Restore Cart.
Current location of files and directories is displayed.
This link shows the backup timeline window for a specific file or directory.
A file or directory may have been backed up multiple times in the past. You may want to restore a previous copy.
In addition, you may have multiple copies for a specific backup. The primary copy is selected by default. You may want to restore a copy other than the primary copy.
Click the link if you want to to restore a previous backup and also specify a copy other than the primary copy.
This is the most recent date and time when the file was last backed up.
Date and time when the backup was last modified.
Name of the client on which the backup exists.
Size of the backed up file or directory (folder) in bytes (B).
The columns that can be added to the table are the following:
Last Accessed Time
The filter button on top of search results table allows you to filter out the search results and display only the search results matching a criteria. The result is a filtered subset of the last search result from the OpsCenter database.
See Creating, applying, editing, and removing custom view filters.
Whenever you apply a filter on the search results, you see the following message on top of the search results table.
Search has been completed successfully. Filter is currently applied. Click here to remove filter.
You can click the link to clear the filter and view all search results.
You can also customize the search results table to allow standard table customizations like sort order, page size, columns displayed and the order in which columns are displayed. Click Change Table Settings icon on top of search result to access table customizations page.
See About using tables.
- Select one or more files or directories. Click Restore now to restore the files or directories now.
Click Add to Restore Cart if you want to add the selected files and directories to the Restore Cart and restore at a later time.
See Restore Cart.
Click Preview Media to view the media required for the restore operation and to determine the availability of the required media. This helps you to know if the tape required for restore is in the library or not. This option applies only for tape backups. If the selected backups are on a disk, this option is not applicable.
The Preview Media dialog box contains details like Media ID, Volume Group, and whether the media is in the library.
- In the Restore Options panel, select the restore options for each individual client.
- In the Summary panel, click Restore to restore all the files or directories.
See Summary panel.