Veritas NetBackup™ AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.1, 8.1)
  1. Introducing AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      About the AdvancedDisk storage option
  2. Licensing AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      About the AdvancedDisk license
    2.  
      Licensing AdvancedDisk
  3. Configuring AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      Configuring the AdvancedDisk option
    2.  
      About AdvancedDisk file system requirements
    3.  
      Configuring credentials for CIFS storage and disk storage units
    4.  
      About AdvancedDisk storage servers
    5.  
      About AdvancedDisk data movers
    6.  
      About AdvancedDisk preferred or required read servers
    7.  
      About data encryption for AdvancedDisk storage
    8.  
      About key management for encryption of NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage
    9. Configuring key management for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      1.  
        Setting up the KMS database for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      2.  
        Creating a KMS key group for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      3.  
        Creating a KMS key for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      4.  
        Saving a record of the KMS key names for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
    10. Configuring an AdvancedDisk storage server
      1.  
        AdvancedDisk storage server configuration options
    11.  
      About AdvancedDisk disk pools
    12.  
      Configuring a CIFS disk volume for AdvancedDisk encryption
    13. Configuring an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      1.  
        NetBackup nbdevconfig command options for AdvancedDisk disk pools
      2.  
        AdvancedDisk disk pool properties
    14. Configuring an AdvancedDisk storage unit
      1.  
        AdvancedDisk storage unit properties
      2. About AdvancedDisk storage unit recommendations
        1.  
          About configuring a favorable client-to-server ratio
        2.  
          About throttling traffic to the media servers
    15.  
      About storage lifecycle policies
    16. Creating a storage lifecycle policy
      1.  
        Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box settings
    17.  
      Creating a backup policy
    18.  
      Resilient Network properties
    19.  
      Specifying resilient connections
  4. Managing AdvancedDisk
    1. Managing AdvancedDisk storage servers
      1.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk storage servers
      2.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk storage server state
      3.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk storage server attributes
      4.  
        Removing AdvancedDisk storage server attributes
      5.  
        Removing an AdvancedDisk storage server from disk pool access
      6.  
        Deleting an AdvancedDisk storage server
    2. Managing AdvancedDisk disk pools
      1.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk disk pools
      2.  
        About changing the AdvancedDisk disk pool size
      3.  
        Adding volumes to an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      4.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk pool properties
      5.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk disk pool state
      6.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk pool state
      7.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk disk volume state
      8.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk volume state
      9.  
        Merging AdvancedDisk disk pools
      10.  
        Removing a volume from an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      11.  
        Inventorying a NetBackup disk pool
      12.  
        Deleting an AdvancedDisk disk pool
    3.  
      About monitoring AdvancedDisk storage capacity and usage
    4.  
      Monitoring NetBackup disk activity
    5.  
      Viewing AdvancedDisk disk reports
    6. Displaying detailed AdvancedDisk storage usage information
      1.  
        NetBackup disk volume capacity and usage reference
    7.  
      Displaying KMS key information for AdvancedDisk encryption
  5. Toubleshooting AdvancedDisk
    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 AdvancedDisk
    3.  
      NetBackup AdvancedDisk log files
    4.  
      AdvancedDisk troubleshooting
    5.  
      Resolving an incorrect storage type problem

Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box settings

The New Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box and the Change Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box contain the following settings.

Figure: Storage Lifecycle Policy tab

Storage Lifecycle Policy tab

Table: Storage Lifecycle Policy tab

Setting

Description

Storage lifecycle policy name

The Storage lifecycle policy name describes the SLP. The name cannot be modified after the SLP is created.

Data classification

The Data classification defines the level or classification of data that the SLP is allowed to process. The drop-down menu contains all of the defined classifications as well as the Any classification, which is unique to SLPs.

The Any selection indicates to the SLP that it should preserve all images that are submitted, regardless of their data classification. It is available for SLP configuration only and is not available to configure a backup policy.

The Data classification is an optional setting.

One data classification can be assigned to each SLP and applies to all operations in the SLP.

If a data classification is selected (other than Any), the SLP stores only those images from the policies that are set up for that data classification. If no data classification is indicated, the SLP accepts images of any classification or no classification.

The Data classification setting allows the NetBackup administrator to classify data based on relative importance. A classification represents a set of backup requirements. When data must meet different backup requirements, consider assigning different classifications.

For example, email backup data can be assigned to the silver data classification and financial data backup may be assigned to the platinum classification.

A backup policy associates backup data with a data classification. Policy data can be stored only in an SLP with the same data classification.

Once data is backed up in an SLP, the data is managed according to the SLP configuration. The SLP defines what happens to the data from the initial backup until the last copy of the image has expired.

Priority for secondary operations

The Priority for secondary operations option is the priority that jobs from secondary operations have in relationship to all other jobs. The priority applies to the jobs that result from all operations except for Backup and Snapshot operations. Range: 0 (default) to 99999 (highest priority).

For example, you may want to set the Priority for secondary operations for a policy with a gold data classification higher than for a policy with a silver data classification.

The priority of the backup job is set in the backup policy on the Attributes tab.

Operations

Use the Add, Change, and Remove buttons to create a list of operations in the SLP. An SLP must contain one or more operations. Multiple operations imply that multiple copies are created.

The list also contains the columns that display information about each operation. Not all columns display by default.

For column descriptions, see the following topic:

Arrows

Use the arrows to indicate the indentation (or hierarchy) of the source for each copy. One copy can be the source for many other copies.

Active

and

Postponed

The Active and Postponed options appear under State of Secondary Operation Processing and refer to the processing of all duplication operations in the SLP.

Note:

The Active and Postponed options apply to duplication operations that create tar-formatted images. For example, those created with bpduplicate. The Active and Postponed options do not affect the images that are duplicated as a result of OpenStorage optimized duplication, NDMP, or if one or more destination storage units are specified as part of a storage unit group.

  • Enable Active to let secondary operations continue as soon as possible. When changed from Postponed to Active, NetBackup continues to process the images, picking up where it left off when secondary operations were made inactive.

  • Enable Postponed to postpone the secondary operations for the entire SLP. Postponed does not postpone the creation of duplication jobs, it postpones the creation of images instead. The duplication jobs continue to be created, but they are not run until secondary operations are active again.

    All secondary operations in the SLP are inactive indefinitely unless the administrator selects Active or until the Until option is selected and an activation date is indicated.

Validate Across Backup Policies button

Click this button to see how changes to this SLP can affect the policies that are associated with this SLP. The button generates a report that displays on the Validation Report tab.

This button performs the same validation as the -conflict option performs when used with the nbstl command.