Veritas NetBackup™ Cloud Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.1)
Platform: Linux,UNIX,Windows
  1. About NetBackup cloud storage
    1.  
      New cloud features in NetBackup 8.1.1
    2.  
      About cloud storage features and functionality
    3.  
      About the catalog backup of cloud configuration files
    4.  
      About support limitations for NetBackup cloud storage
  2. About the cloud storage
    1.  
      About the cloud storage vendors for NetBackup
    2. About the Amazon S3 cloud storage API type
      1.  
        Amazon S3 cloud storage vendors certified for NetBackup
      2.  
        Amazon S3 storage type requirements
      3.  
        Amazon S3 cloud storage provider options
      4.  
        Amazon S3 cloud storage options
      5.  
        Amazon S3 advanced server configuration options
      6.  
        Amazon S3 credentials broker details
      7.  
        About private clouds from Amazon S3-compatible cloud providers
      8.  
        About Amazon S3 storage classes
      9.  
        Amazon virtual private cloud support with NetBackup
      10. Protecting data in Amazon Glacier for long-term retention
        1.  
          Backing up data to Amazon Glacier
        2.  
          Restoring data from Amazon Glacier
      11. Protecting data using Amazon's cloud tiering
        1.  
          About backing up data using LIFECYCLE storage class
        2.  
          About restoring data from LIFECYCLE storage class
      12.  
        Permissions required for Amazon IAM user
      13.  
        About NetBackup character restrictions for Amazon S3 cloud connector
    3. About EMC Atmos cloud storage API type
      1.  
        EMC Atmos cloud storage vendors certified for NetBackup
      2.  
        EMC Atmos storage type requirements
      3.  
        EMC Atmos cloud storage provider options
      4.  
        EMC Atmos advanced server configuration options
      5.  
        About private clouds from AT&T
    4. About Microsoft Azure cloud storage API type
      1.  
        Microsoft Azure cloud storage vendors certified for NetBackup
      2.  
        Microsoft Azure storage type requirements
      3.  
        Microsoft Azure cloud storage provider options
      4.  
        Microsoft Azure advanced server configuration options
    5. About OpenStack Swift cloud storage API type
      1.  
        OpenStack Swift cloud storage vendors certified for NetBackup
      2.  
        OpenStack Swift storage type requirements
      3.  
        OpenStack Swift cloud storage provider options
      4.  
        OpenStack Swift storage region options
      5.  
        OpenStack Swift add cloud storage configuration options
      6.  
        OpenStack Swift proxy settings
      7.  
        About Rackspace Cloud Files storage requirements
      8.  
        Rackspace storage server configuration options
      9.  
        About private clouds from Rackspace
  3. Configuring cloud storage in NetBackup
    1.  
      Before you begin to configure cloud storage in NetBackup
    2.  
      Configuring cloud storage in NetBackup
    3.  
      Cloud installation requirements
    4. Scalable Storage properties
      1.  
        Configuring advanced bandwidth throttling settings
      2.  
        Advanced bandwidth throttling settings
    5. Cloud Storage properties
      1.  
        Adding a cloud storage instance
      2.  
        Changing cloud storage host properties
      3.  
        Deleting a cloud storage host instance
    6. About the NetBackup CloudStore Service Container
      1.  
        NetBackup CloudStore Service Container security certificates
      2.  
        NetBackup CloudStore Service Container security modes
      3.  
        NetBackup cloudstore.conf configuration file
    7.  
      Deploying host name-based certificates
    8.  
      Deploying host ID-based certificates
    9.  
      About data compression for cloud backups
    10.  
      About data encryption for cloud storage
    11.  
      About key management for encryption of NetBackup cloud storage
    12.  
      About cloud storage servers
    13.  
      About object size for cloud storage
    14. About the NetBackup media servers for cloud storage
      1.  
        Using media server as NetBackup Cloud master host
    15. Configuring a storage server for cloud storage
      1.  
        KMS database encryption settings
      2.  
        Assigning a storage class to Amazon cloud storage
    16.  
      Changing cloud storage server properties
    17. NetBackup cloud storage server properties
      1.  
        NetBackup cloud storage server bandwidth throttling properties
      2.  
        NetBackup cloud storage server connection properties
      3.  
        NetBackup CloudCatalyst storage server properties
      4.  
        NetBackup cloud storage server encryption properties
    18.  
      About cloud storage disk pools
    19.  
      Configuring a disk pool for cloud storage
    20.  
      Saving a record of the KMS key names for NetBackup cloud storage encryption
    21.  
      Adding backup media servers to your cloud environment
    22. Configuring a storage unit for cloud storage
      1.  
        Cloud storage unit properties
      2.  
        Configure a favorable client-to-server ratio
      3.  
        Control backup traffic to the media servers
    23.  
      About NetBackup Accelerator and NetBackup Optimized Synthetic backups
    24.  
      Enabling NetBackup Accelerator with cloud storage
    25.  
      Enabling optimized synthetic backups with cloud storage
    26.  
      Creating a backup policy
    27. Changing cloud storage disk pool properties
      1.  
        Cloud storage disk pool properties
    28.  
      Managing Certification Authorities (CA) for NetBackup Cloud
  4. Monitoring and Reporting
    1.  
      About monitoring and reporting for cloud backups
    2.  
      Viewing cloud storage job details
    3.  
      Viewing the compression ratio
    4.  
      Viewing NetBackup cloud storage disk reports
    5.  
      Displaying KMS key information for cloud storage encryption
  5. Operational notes
    1.  
      NetBackup bpstsinfo command operational notes
    2.  
      Unable to configure additional media servers
    3.  
      Cloud configuration may fail if NetBackup Access Control is enabled
    4.  
      Deleting cloud storage server artifacts
  6. Troubleshooting
    1. About unified logging
      1.  
        About using the vxlogview command to view unified logs
      2.  
        Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs
    2. About legacy logging
      1.  
        Creating NetBackup log file directories for cloud storage
    3.  
      NetBackup cloud storage log files
    4.  
      Enable libcurl logging
    5.  
      NetBackup Administration Console fails to open
    6. Troubleshooting cloud storage configuration issues
      1.  
        NetBackup Scalable Storage host properties unavailable
      2.  
        Connection to the NetBackup CloudStore Service Container fails
      3.  
        Cannot create a cloud storage disk pool
      4.  
        Cannot create a cloud storage
      5.  
        Data transfer to cloud storage server fails in the SSL mode
      6.  
        Amazon GovCloud cloud storage configuration fails in non-SSL mode
      7.  
        Data restore from the Google Nearline storage class may fail
      8.  
        Backups may fail for cloud storage configurations with Frankfurt region
      9.  
        Backups may fail for cloud storage configurations with the cloud compression option
      10.  
        Fetching storage regions fails with authentication version V2
      11.  
        nbcssc service does not start after installation in clustered environment
    7. Troubleshooting cloud storage operational issues
      1.  
        Cloud storage backups fail
      2.  
        Stopping and starting the NetBackup CloudStore Service Container
      3.  
        A restart of the nbcssc process reverts all cloudstore.conf settings
      4.  
        NetBackup CloudStore Service Container startup and shutdown troubleshooting
      5.  
        bptm process takes time to terminate after cancelling GLACIER restore job

Configuring a disk pool for cloud storage

Use the NetBackup Disk Pool Configuration Wizard to create a disk pool for cloud storage. If you create encrypted storage, you must enter a pass phrase for each selected volume that uses encryption. The pass phrase creates the encryption key for that volume.

To configure a cloud storage disk pool by using the wizard

  1. If the Disk Pool Configuration Wizard was launched from the Storage Server Configuration Wizard, go to step 5.

    Otherwise, in the NetBackup Administration Console, select either NetBackup Management or Media and Device Management.

  2. From the list of wizards in the right pane, click Configure Disk Pool.
  3. On the Welcome panel, the types of disk pools that you can configure depend on the types of storage servers that exist in your environment.

    The following is an example of the wizard panel:

    Disk Pool Configuration Wizard welcome panel

    Read the information on the welcome panel of the wizard. Then, select the appropriate storage server type and click Next.

    The Storage Server Selection panel appears.

  4. On the Storage Server Selection panel, the storage servers that you configured for the selected storage server type appear.

    The following is an example of the wizard panel:

    Disk Pool Configuration Wizard storage server selection panel

    Select the storage server for this disk pool.

    After you select the cloud storage server, click Next. The Volume Selection wizard panel appears.

  5. The Volume Selection panel displays the volumes that have been created already under your account within the vendor's cloud storage.

    Note:

    The following properties do not apply to cloud storage disk pools: Total available space, Total raw size, Low water mark, and High water mark.

    All these values are derived from the storage capacity, which cannot be fetched from the cloud provider.

    The following is an example of the wizard panel:

    Disk Pool Configuration Wizard volume selection panel

    To add a volume, click Add New Volume. A dialog box appears that contains the information that is required for a volume for your cloud vendor. In that dialog box, enter the required information. Use the following link to find the information about the requirements for the volume names.

    See About the cloud storage vendors for NetBackup.

    To select a volume, click the check box for the volume. You can select one volume only.

    After you select the volume for the disk pool, click Next. The behavior of the wizard depends on whether you configured encryption for the storage server, as follows:

    No encryption

    If you selected a volume on a storage destination that does not require encryption, the Additional Disk Pool Information panel appears.

    Go to the next step, step 6.

    Encryption

    If you selected a volume on a storage destination that requires encryption, a Settings dialog box appears in which you must enter an encryption pass phrase. The pass phrase is for the key group key for this storage volume and storage server combination.

    After you enter a pass phrase and then click OK in the Settings dialog box, the dialog box closes. Click Next in the Volume Selection wizard panel to continue to the Additional Disk Pool Information wizard panel.

    Continue to the next step, step 6.

  6. On the Additional Disk Pool Information panel, enter or select the properties for this disk pool.

    The following is an example of the wizard panel:

    Disk Pool Configuration Wizard additional disk pool information panel

    See Cloud storage disk pool properties.

    After you enter the additional disk pool information, click Next. The Summary panel appears.

  7. On the Summary panel, verify the selections.

    If the summary shows your selections accurately, click Next.

    Veritas recommends that you save the KMS key group name and the KMS key name. They are required to recover the keys.

    See Saving a record of the KMS key names for NetBackup cloud storage encryption.

  8. After NetBackup creates the disk pool, a wizard panel describes the successful action.

    The following is an example of the wizard panel: