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
About configuring a backup policy for migration
To create a NetBackup backup policy for an Enterprise Vault migration
- Log on to the master server as administrator. Start the NetBackup Administration Console.
- If your site has more than one master server, select the one where you want to add the policy.
Add a new policy by making the appropriate selection:
In the left pane, right-click Policies. Select New Policy (Windows interface).
In the left pane, click Policies. In the All Policies pane, right-click the master server and click New Policy (Java interface).
- In the Add a New Policy dialog box, in the Policy name field, type a unique name for the new policy.
You can specify any name that you want. However, make a note of this name because you may use it again when you configure Enterprise Vault in a later step.
- Uncheck the Use Backup Policy Configuration Wizard check box.
By default, this option is checked. When this check box is checked, the Backup Policy Configuration wizard appears and guides you through the backup policy creation process. To manually create a new policy, uncheck this check box.
- Click OK.
- On the Attribute tab of the Add a New Policy dialog box, select the DataStore policy type from the Policy type drop-down list.
- Complete the entries on the Attributes tab.
Continue by creating a schedule for the policy with the following attributes:
Enter the name of the schedule. The name must be
The name of the schedule is not configurable and is expected to be
Set the type of backup to Application Backup.
Set the retention period to infinity (level 9).
When you specify the retention level as infinity (level 9), you allow Enterprise Vault to have full control on the life cycle of migrated data. When Enterprise Vault wants to delete a migrated file, NetBackup is explicitly notified to delete it.
- Specify backup window of schedule. Click the Start Window tab to define the period of time during which the backup starts and ends.
The schedules should be set to allow backups and restores to happen at any time. The Vault Store Partition configuration controls the Enterprise Vault migration (backup) times.
- Click OK.
- Specify a NetBackup client for the policy. In the Policy dialog box, click the Clients tab.
You should use the name of the Enterprise Vault server whose data is to be migrated in the NetBackup client for the policy.
To access the Policy dialog box, double-click the policy name in the client list in the NetBackup Administration Console.
- Click OK.
You do not need to specific policy directives because the file names are passed automatically between Enterprise Vault and NetBackup.
NetBackup administrators may find the following notes helpful when they configure a NetBackup policy for the Enterprise Vault migrator:
You should take additional tape drives and storage slots into consideration when you use the NetBackup migrator feature to store Enterprise Vault data.
If tapes are removed from the library, timeouts can occur and you may not be able to automatically retrieve your data.
Timeouts can occur if all tape drives are in use when an Enterprise Vault user or application accesses the data that resides in a library.
Timeouts can occur if a migration occurs (writing to the tape) while data on the same tape is accessed for a retrieval.