NetBackup™ Web UI Microsoft SQL Server Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 8.3)
  1. Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
      About the NetBackup web UI
      Sign in to the NetBackup web UI
      Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
  2. About NetBackup for SQL Server
      Overview of NetBackup for SQL Server
  3. Managing Microsoft SQL Server
    1. About discovery of SQL Server objects
        Discover advanced or basic availability groups on demand
        Discover databases on demand
        Discover read-scale availability groups
      Browse Microsoft SQL Server assets
    3. Select or add credentials to SQL Server instances or replicas
        About Microsoft SQL Server credentials
        Configuring the NetBackup services for SQL Server backups and restores
        Configuring local security privileges for SQL Server
      Manage Microsoft SQL Server credentials
      Remove SQL Server instances
      Manually add a SQL Server instance
  4. Protecting Microsoft SQL Server
      Protect Microsoft SQL Server assets
    2. Edit protection settings for a asset
        Schedules and retention
        Performance tuning and configuration options
        Using copy-only snapshot backups to affect how differentials are based
        Snapshot methods
      View the protection status of databases, instances, or availability groups
      Remove protection from SQL Server assets
  5. Restoring Microsoft SQL Server
      Perform a complete database recovery
      Recover a single recovery point
      Options for Microsoft SQL Server restores
      Restore a SQL Server availability database to a secondary replica
      Restore a SQL Server availability database to the primary and the secondary replicas
  6. Instant access
    1. Prerequisites when you configure an instant access SQL Server database
        Hardware configuration requirement of instant access
      Things to consider before you configure an instant access database
      Configure an instant access database
      View the livemount details of an instant access database
      Delete an instant access database
      Options for NetBackup for SQL Server instant access
      NetBackup for SQL Server terms
      Frequently asked questions

About the NetBackup web UI

The NetBackup web user interface provides the following features:

  • Ability to access the master server from a web browser, including Chrome and Firefox.

    For details on supported browsers for the web UI, see the NetBackup Software Compatibility List.

  • A dashboard that displays a quick overview of the information that is important to you.

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) that lets the administrator configure user access to NetBackup and to delegate the tasks such as security, backup management, or workload protection.

  • Management of NetBackup security settings, certificates, API keys, and user sessions.

  • Protection of assets is achieved through protection plans, job management, and visibility of the protection status of assets. Alternatively, policy management is also available for a limited number of policy types.

  • Workload administrators can subscribe assets to the protection plans that meet the SLO, monitor protection status, and perform self-service recovery of virtual machines. The web UI supports the following workloads:

    • Cloud

    • Microsoft SQL Server

    • Oracle

    • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    • VMware

  • Usage reporting tracks the size of backup data on your master servers. You can also easily connect to Veritas Smart Meter to view and manage NetBackup licensing.


The NetBackup web UI is best viewed at a 1280x1024 or higher screen resolution.

Access control in the NetBackup web UI

NetBackup uses role-based access control to grant access to the web UI. Access control is accomplished through roles.

  • A role defines the operations that a user can perform and the access that the user has to any workload assets, protection plans, or credentials. A user can have multiple roles, allowing for full and flexible customization of user access.

  • RBAC is only available for the web UI and the APIs.

    Other access control methods for NetBackup are not supported for the web UI and APIs, with the exception of Enhanced Auditing (EA). You cannot use the web UI if you have NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) enabled.

Monitor NetBackup jobs and events

The NetBackup web UI lets administrators more easily monitor NetBackup operations and events and identify any issues that need attention.

  • The dashboard displays an overview of NetBackup jobs, certificates, tokens, security events, and usage reporting.

    The dashboard widgets that display depend on a user's RBAC role and permissions.

  • Email notifications can be configured so administrators receive notifications when job failures occur. NetBackup supports any ticketing system that can receive inbound email.

Protection plans: One place to configure schedules, storage, and storage options

Protection plans offer the following benefits:

  • In addition to schedules for backups, a protection plan can also include a schedule for replication and long-term retention.

  • When you select from your available storage, you can see any additional features available for that storage.

  • With the necessary RBAC permissions, a workload administrator can create and manage protection plans, including the backup window and retention.

    See NetBackup Web UI Administrator's Guide for details on the roles permissions.

  • A workload administrator can select the protection plans to use to protect assets or intelligent groups.

Self-service recovery

The NetBackup web UI makes it easy for a workload administrator to recover VMs or databases. For the workloads that support the instant access feature, users can mount a snapshot for immediate access to a VM's files or to a database.