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

Saving a record of the KMS key names for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption

Veritas recommends that you save a record of the encryption key names and tags. The key tag is necessary if you need to recover or recreate the keys.

See Configuring key management for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption.

To save a record of the key names

  1. To determine the key group names, use the following command on the master server:

    UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbkmsutil -listkgs

    Windows: install_path\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\nbkmsutil.exe -listkgs

    The following is example output:

    Key Group Name        : UX_Host.example.com:backups
    Supported Cipher      : AES_256
    Number of Keys        : 1
    Has Active Key        : Yes
    Creation Time         : Tues Oct 01 01:00:00 2013
    Last Modification Time: Tues Oct 01 01:00:00 2013
    Description           : -
    FIPS Approved Key     : Yes
    Key Group Name        : Win_Host.example.com:
    Supported Cipher      : AES_256
    Number of Keys        : 1
    Has Active Key        : Yes
    Creation Time         : Tues Oct 01 01:05:00 2013
    Last Modification Time: Tues Oct 01 01:05:00 2013
    Description           : -
    FIPS Approved Key     : Yes
  2. For each key group, write all of the keys that belong to the group to a file. Run the command on the master server. The following is the command syntax:

    UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbkmsutil -listkeys -kgname key_group_name > filename.txt

    Windows: install_path\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\nbkmsutil.exe -listkeys -kgname key_group_name > filename.txt

    The following is example output:

    nbkmsutil.exe -listkeys -kgname UX_Host.example.com:backups > encrypt_keys_UX_Host.example.com_backups.txt

    Key Group Name        : UX_Host.example.com:backups
    Supported Cipher      : AES_256
    Number of Keys        : 1
    Has Active Key        : Yes
    Creation Time         : Tues Oct 01 01:00:00 2013
    Last Modification Time: Tues Oct 01 01:00:00 2013
    Description           : -
    FIPS Approved Key     : Yes
    
      Key Tag               : 867d710aa7f4c64dcdd2cec6...cce
                              d0c831c1812c510acd05
      Key Name              : AdvDisk_Key
      Current State         : ACTIVE
      Creation Time         : Tues Oct 01 01:05:00 2013
      Last Modification Time: Tues Oct 01 01:05:00 2013
      Description           : -
      FIPS Approved Key    : Yes
    
    Number of Keys: 1
  3. Include in the file the pass phrase that you used to create the key record.
  4. Store the file in a secure location.