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

Setting up the KMS database for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption

Setting up the KMS database is the first task in the process of configuring the NetBackup Key Management Service by using NetBackup commands.

To set up the KMS database

  1. On the NetBackup master server, create the KMS database by running the nbkms command with the -createemptydb option, as follows:

    UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbkms -createemptydb

    Windows: install_path\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\nbkms.exe -createemptydb

    The following prompt appears:

    Enter the Host Master Key (HMK) passphrase (or hit ENTER to use a 
    randomly generated HMK). The passphrase will not be displayed on 
    the screen.
    Enter passphrase :
  2. Enter a pass phrase for the host master key (HMK) or press Enter to create a randomly generated key.

    After you enter the Host Master Key pass phrase, the following prompt appears:

    An ID will be associated with the Host Master Key (HMK) just 
    created. The ID will assist you in determining the HMK associated 
    with any key store.
    Enter HMK ID : 
  3. Enter an ID for the HMK. This ID can be anything descriptive that you want to use to identify the HMK.

    After you enter the Host Master Key ID, the following prompt appears:

    Enter the Key Protection Key (KPK) passphrase (or hit ENTER to 
    use a randomly generated KPK). The passphrase will not be 
    displayed on the screen.
    Enter passphrase :
  4. Enter a pass phrase for the Key Protection Key or press Enter to create a randomly generated key.

    After you enter the Key Protection Key pass phrase, the following prompt appears:

    An ID will be associated with the Key Protection Key (KPK) just 
    created. The ID will assist you in determining the KPK associated 
    with any key store.
    Enter KPK ID :
  5. Enter an ID for the KPK. The ID can be anything descriptive that you want to use to identify the KPK.
  6. Start the NetBackup Key Management Service on the master server. You can do so in the Activity Monitor of the NetBackup Administration Console.

    After you start the service, the initial database setup is complete.

  7. After you set up the database, create key groups for the volumes in the disk pool.

    See Creating a KMS key group for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption.