Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (3.1.2)
Platform: 5230,5240,5330,5340
  1. Overview
    1.  
      About NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      About the Master Server role
    3.  
      About the Media Server role
    4. About accessing the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      1.  
        Web browsers supported by the appliance
      2.  
        Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox
    5. About the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      1.  
        Logging on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      2.  
        Limitations of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      3.  
        Command limitations on appliances that are not configured
    6. About appliance console components
      1.  
        About using the links on the title bar
      2.  
        Accessing and using help
      3.  
        About using Web browser bookmarks
      4.  
        Avoiding CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)
    7.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance Web Console login page
    8.  
      NetBackup appliance home page
    9.  
      Common tasks in NetBackup appliance
    10.  
      About the NetBackup appliance documentation
  2. Monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    1.  
      About monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    2. About hardware monitoring and alerts
      1. Monitor > Hardware options
        1.  
          Hardware components that are monitored
      2.  
        About Email notification from a NetBackup appliance
    3. About Symantec Data Center Security on the NetBackup appliance
      1.  
        Monitor > SDCS Events
      2.  
        Viewing SDCS audit log details
      3.  
        Filtering SDCS audit logs
      4.  
        Setting the SDCS audit log retention specification
      5. About Symantec Data Center Security Downloads
        1.  
          Downloading the IPS and IDS policies from the NetBackup appliance
      6.  
        Connecting to the SDCS server
      7.  
        Revert SDCS to unmanaged mode on a NetBackup appliance
  3. Managing a NetBackup appliance from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1.  
      About the Manage views
    2. About storage configuration
      1.  
        Manage > Storage
      2.  
        Manage > Storage > Shares
      3.  
        Manage > Storage > Universal Shares
      4.  
        Checking partition details
      5.  
        Resizing a partition
      6.  
        Resize dialog
      7.  
        Troubleshooting resize-related issues
      8.  
        Moving a partition
      9.  
        Move <partition> dialog
      10.  
        Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
      11.  
        Scanning storage devices from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      12.  
        Adding the storage space from a newly available disk
      13.  
        Removing an existing storage disk
      14.  
        Monitoring the progress of storage manipulation tasks
      15.  
        Scanning storage devices using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      16. About Copilot functionality and Share management
        1.  
          About Optimized Shares and the Optimized Share Reserve
        2.  
          Creating a Share
        3.  
          Editing a Share
        4.  
          Deleting a Share
        5.  
          Moving a Share
        6.  
          Creating the Optimized Share Reserve
        7.  
          Deleting the Optimized Share Reserve
        8.  
          Viewing Share information from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        9.  
          NFS export options
        10.  
          Mounting a Universal Share
      17. About viewing storage space information using the Show command
        1.  
          Viewing all storage information
        2.  
          Viewing disk information
        3.  
          Viewing partition information
        4.  
          Viewing the partition distribution on disks
      18.  
        About storage email alerts
    3. About appliance supported tape devices
      1.  
        Adding external robots to the NetBackup appliance
    4. About configuring Host parameters for your appliance
      1.  
        Manage > Host > Data Buffer options
      2.  
        Configuring data buffer parameters
      3.  
        Manage > Host > Lifecycle options
      4.  
        Configuring lifecycle parameters
      5. About configuring deduplication solutions
        1.  
          Adding the deduplication solution to a 5230 media appliance
        2.  
          Manage > Host > Deduplication
        3.  
          Configuring deduplication parameters
      6. About BMR integration
        1.  
          Manage > Host > Advanced options
        2.  
          Enabling BMR from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      7. Manage > Host > IPMI options
        1.  
          Resetting the IPMI
    5. Manage > Appliance Restore
      1. About creating an appliance checkpoint
        1.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint
        2.  
          Checkpoint creation status
        3.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      2. About rollback to a checkpoint
        1.  
          About appliance rollback
        2.  
          About appliance rollback validation
        3.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        4.  
          About checkpoint rollback status
        5.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      3. About NetBackup appliance factory reset
        1.  
          Factory reset best practices
        2.  
          Starting a factory reset from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        3.  
          About factory reset status
        4.  
          Starting a factory reset from the appliance shell menu
    6. Manage > License
      1.  
        Managing license keys on the NetBackup appliance
      2.  
        Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    7. About the Migration Utility
      1.  
        Manage > Migration Utility > Configure Migration
      2.  
        Manage > Migration Utility > Migration Status
      3.  
        Configuring a new migration task
      4.  
        Viewing the migration task status
      5.  
        Best practices for migration utility
    8. Software release updates for NetBackup Appliances
      1.  
        Manage > Software Updates
      2. Methods for downloading appliance software release updates
        1.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        2.  
          Downloading software updates directly to a NetBackup appliance
        3.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using a client share
      3.  
        Installing a NetBackup appliance software update using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      4.  
        Appliance servers to upgrade
      5.  
        Software Updates Installation Status
      6.  
        Installing NetBackup PSF add-ons using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    9. About installing an EEB
      1.  
        Installing an EEB
    10. About installing NetBackup Administration Console and client software
      1.  
        Installing NetBackup client software through an NFS share
      2.  
        Downloading NetBackup client packages to a client from a NetBackup appliance
      3.  
        Downloading the NetBackup Administration Console to a Windows computer from a NetBackup appliance
    11. Manage > Additional Servers
      1.  
        Managing additional servers to the appliance
    12.  
      Manage > Certificates
    13. Manage > High Availability
      1.  
        Monitoring a high availability configuration from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
  4. Managing NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Expanding the bandwidth on the NetBackup appliance
    2.  
      About configuring the maximum transmission unit size
    3. About OpenStorage plugin installation
      1.  
        Installing OpenStorage plugin
      2.  
        Uninstalling OpenStorage plugin
    4. About mounting a remote NFS
      1.  
        Mounting a remote NFS drive
      2.  
        Unmounting an NFS drive
    5. About running NetBackup commands from the appliance
      1. About NetBackup administrator capabilities
        1.  
          Running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
        2. Creating a NetBackup touch file from the NetBackup appliance
          1.  
            Loading the NetBackup notify scripts
        3.  
          About NetBackup operating system commands
        4.  
          Best practices for running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
        5.  
          Known limitations of running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
      2. Creating NetBackup administrator user accounts
        1.  
          Logging on as a NetBackup administrator
        2.  
          Managing NetBackup administrator user account passwords
        3.  
          Auditing NetBackup administrator accounts
      3.  
        Deleting NetBackup administrator user accounts
      4.  
        Viewing NetBackup administrator user accounts
    6. About Auto Image Replication between appliances
      1. About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          Adding a trusted master server using NetBackup CA-signed (host ID-based) certificate
        2.  
          Prerequisites for Auto Image Replication
        3. Configuring a replication target
          1.  
            Determining the appliance deduplication password
      2.  
        About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances and deduplication appliances
    7. About forwarding logs to an external server
      1.  
        Uploading certificates for TLS
      2.  
        Enabling log forwarding
      3.  
        Changing the log forwarding interval
      4.  
        Viewing the log forwarding configuration
      5.  
        Disabling log forwarding
    8. About high availability configuration
      1.  
        Checking the status
      2.  
        Getting the asset tag
      3.  
        Switching the services over
      4.  
        Removing a node
    9. About data erasure
      1.  
        Configuring the data erasure
      2.  
        Viewing the data erasure status
      3.  
        Aborting the data erasure
  5. Understanding the NetBackup appliance settings
    1.  
      About modifying the appliance settings
    2. Settings > Notifications
      1. Settings > Notifications > Alert Configuration
        1.  
          Configuring alert settings
        2. About SNMP
          1.  
            About the Management Information Base (MIB)
        3. About Call Home
          1.  
            Enabling and disabling Call Home from the appliance shell menu
          2.  
            Configuring a Call Home proxy server from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          3.  
            Understanding the Call Home workflow
          4.  
            About the Product Improvement Program
      2. Settings > Notifications > Login Banner
        1.  
          Creating the appliance login banner
        2.  
          Removing the appliance login banner
      3. Settings > Notification > Registration
        1.  
          About AutoSupport
    3. Settings > Network
      1.  
        VLAN configuration for NetBackup Appliances
      2. Settings > Network > Network Settings
        1.  
          NetBackup 5330 compute node Ethernet port configurations
        2. About WAN Optimization
          1.  
            How to enable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network interface port bond
          2.  
            How to disable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network bond
          3.  
            Viewing the WAN optimization status
        3.  
          Network and VLAN configuration guidelines
        4.  
          Creating a bond
        5.  
          Tagging VLAN
        6.  
          Adding static route
      3. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
        1.  
          About the HBA port mode configuration table
        2.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport media server settings
        3.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        4.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      4. Settings > Network > Host
        1.  
          Changing DNS and Host Name Resolution (non-DNS) configuration settings
      5.  
        About IPv4-IPv6-based network support
    4.  
      Settings > Date and Time
    5. Settings > Authentication
      1. About configuring user authentication
        1.  
          Generic user authentication guidelines
      2. About authorizing NetBackup appliance users
        1.  
          NetBackup appliance user role privileges
      3.  
        Settings > Authentication
      4. Settings > Authentication > LDAP
        1.  
          Adding an LDAP server configuration
        2.  
          Importing an LDAP server configuration
        3.  
          Setting the SSL certification
        4.  
          Exporting an LDAP configuration
        5.  
          Unconfiguring LDAP user authentication
        6.  
          Enabling the LDAP server configuration
        7.  
          Disabling the LDAP server configuration
        8.  
          Deleting LDAP configuration parameters
        9.  
          Adding LDAP configuration parameters
        10.  
          Adding an LDAP attribute mapping
        11.  
          Deleting an LDAP attribute mapping
      5. Settings > Authentication > Active Directory
        1.  
          Adding an Active Directory server configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Active Directory user authentication
      6. Settings > Authentication > Kerberos-NIS
        1.  
          Adding a Kerberos-NIS authentication configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Kerberos-NIS user authentication
      7. Settings > Authentication > User Management
        1.  
          Adding appliance users
        2.  
          Deleting appliance users
        3.  
          Adding appliance user groups
        4.  
          Deleting appliance user groups
        5.  
          Granting roles to users and user groups
        6.  
          Revoking roles from users and user groups
        7.  
          Synchronizing the user groups
    6.  
      Settings > Password Management
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Viewing log files using the Support command
    2.  
      Where to find NetBackup appliance log files using the Browse command
    3. About disaster recovery
      1.  
        Recovering a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore
    4.  
      Gathering device logs on a NetBackup appliance
  7. Deduplication pool catalog backup and recovery
    1.  
      Deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    2.  
      Automatic configuration of the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    3.  
      Manually configuring the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    4.  
      Manually updating the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    5.  
      Recovering the deduplication pool catalog

Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance

If all or a part of your Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) partition resides on the appliance base unit (base disk), it is recommended that you move the MSDP partition to an expansion disk. This recommendation applies to 52xx appliances and is needed for optimum performance.

The following procedures explain how to move the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk. The base disk resides on the appliance base unit. The expansion disk resides on a storage shelf that is attached to the appliance. A 5230 or a 5240 appliance can have up to four expansion disks.

Consider the following scenarios:

  • Scenario 1 - The MSDP and AdvancedDisk partitions are configured on the base disk. The expansion units are physically attached to the appliance but have not been added yet.

  • Scenario 2 - The MSDP partition exists on the base disk. The expansion units are configured and partitions exist on them.

Select the scenario that applies to you and follow the appropriate procedure outlined below.

Scenario 1 - To move the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk

  1. Log on to the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.
  2. Click Manage > Storage and go to Disks section. Check the partitions that are on the Base disk. Suppose that you have MSDP, MSDP Catalog, AdvancedDisk, NetBackup Catalog, and Configuration partitions on the base disk.
  3. Ensure that the base disk is fully allocated by resizing the non-MSDP partitions (like AdvancedDisk). To ensure that the base disk is full, resize the AdvancedDisk partition to a value that is just below the maximum value.
    • In the Partition section, click AdvancedDisk partition to open the partition details page.

    • On the partition details page, click Resize in the Partition Distributions on Disk section. Enter a size in the New Size field that is slightly below the maximum value.

    Click Resize to resize. In this example, the AdvancedDisk partition is being resized to 22.9 GB. The maximum value that it can be resized to is 23 GB.

    Click OK after the resize operation is complete. The page is refreshed automatically and reflects the updated size.

  4. In the Disks section, click the Add link. Click Yes to confirm the addition and OK when it finishes. Repeat this process for the second expansion unit.

    Note that the Unallocated space increases.

  5. Check the space occupied by MSDP partition and how the MSDP partition is distributed across disks..

    In the Partition section, click the MSDP link to open the MSDP partition detail page.

    On MSDP partition detail page, check the Partition Distributions on Disk section.

    In this example, all of the MSDP partition resides on the base disk and occupies 5 GB.

    Note that the expansion disk must have at least 5 GB of unallocated space when you move the MSDP partition to the expansion disk at a later point.

  6. Click Move in the Partition Distributions on Disk section.
  7. The Move Partition window is displayed. Select the target disk from the drop-down list to which you want to move the partition.

    In this example, all of the MSDP partition that resides on the base disk is moved to one expansion disk.

  8. Click Move to move the partition.

    Note:

    The partition size and the workload on the system determine the time it takes to move a partition.

  9. Dialogs in the Move Partition displays the progress details and status of the move operation. Click OK once the operation is complete. The MSDP detail page is automatically refreshed.
  10. On the MSDP detail page, check the Partition Distributions on Disk section. The MSDP partition resides on the expansion disk.

The following procedure explains how to move the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk when the expansion disk has partitions configured on it.

Scenario 2 - To move the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk

  1. Log on to the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.
  2. Click Manage > Storage .

    In the Partition area, click MSDP to go to the MSDP detail page.

  3. On the MSDP partition detail page, check the Partition Distributions on Disk section.

    If the Type is Base for any of the disks, all or a part of the MSDP partition resides on the base disk. In this example, the MSDP partition is located on the base disk as well as the expansion disk.

    If the type is Expansion for all the disks, the MSDP partition doesn't exist on the base disk. In this case, you do not need to move the MSDP partition. You can ignore the rest of the procedure.

  4. Click Move in the Partition Distributions on Disk section.
  5. The Move Partition window is displayed. Select the target disk from the drop-down list to which you want to move the partition.

    The target disk must be an expansion disk.