Veritas NetBackup™ for Enterprise Vault™ Agent Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup Enterprise Vault
- About NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent installation requirements
- Configuration requirements for upgrading the Enterprise Vault agent
- About features provided by Enterprise Vault for a backup provider
- Performing backups of Enterprise Vault
- Performing restores of Enterprise Vault
- About restoring Enterprise Vault SQL databases
- Disaster recovery
- Enterprise Vault Agent support for Enterprise Vault
- Policy configuration for Enterprise Vault
- Notes about Enterprise Vault 10.0 backups
- About Enterprise Vault agent backups
- About Enterprise Vault agent restores
- Enterprise Vault agent functionality and support for Enterprise Vault
- About NetBackup status-related troubleshooting information
- Appendix A. NetBackup Enterprise Vault Migrator
- Restoring Enterprise Vault migrated data from NetBackup
- Troubleshooting the Enterprise Vault migrator
- About troubleshooting issues with the migrator
- About Log Collection
Enterprise Vault agent features
The Enterprise Vault agent is tightly integrated with NetBackup. For example, it provides you with the ability to perform online backups, save data to a variety of storage devices, automated backups, and so forth.
Table: NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent features lists the Enterprise Vault agent features.
Table: NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent features
Certain online backups require NetBackup to put Enterprise Vault or specific Enterprise Vault components in read-only mode. When your backup involves an Open partition or an Index location component, NetBackup must put Enterprise Vault into read-only mode before the backup takes place.
Only the particular vault store or index location is placed into read-only mode. All other Enterprise Vault components are not placed in read-only mode.
Enterprise Vault backup schedules
The NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent supports full, differential-incremental, and cumulative-incremental backups. These types of backups are configured in an Enterprise Vault policy that the user creates through the NetBackup Administration Console. The user can then specify which Enterprise Vault components to backup by selecting predefined directives in the backup policy.
Tight NetBackup integration
Tight integration with NetBackup means the following:
Enterprise Vault agent backups are saved to a wide variety of storage devices that NetBackup supports.
Administrators can configure policies and schedule automatic, unattended backups for local or remote clients across the network. These backups are managed entirely by the NetBackup server from a central location.
In addition, the administrator can manually back up Enterprise Vault archived data and Enterprise Vault configuration data (database) that is stored on different locations.
An administrator who uses the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface can browse Enterprise Vault backups and select the ones to restore.
The Enterprise Vault agent supports redirected (alternate) restore for the file system data and the SQL Server databases. This feature enables you to rename or redirect the backup objects for the file system data. For SQL Server objects, this feature supports redirected restores and it supports the renaming of an Enterprise Vault SQL Server database name. However, this feature does not support the renaming of the physical files that are associated with an SQL Server database.
Local media server
The Enterprise Vault agent supports the use of a local media server as the primary media server during a backup. However, the configuration of the local media server for Enterprise Vault agent is different than what a NetBackup configuration uses.