NetBackup™ Web UI Cloud Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.1)
  1. Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
    1.  
      About the NetBackup web UI
    2.  
      Terminology
    3.  
      Sign in to the NetBackup web UI
    4.  
      Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
  2. Monitoring NetBackup
    1.  
      The NetBackup dashboard
    2.  
      Monitoring jobs
    3.  
      Filter jobs in the job list
  3. Managing and protecting cloud assets
    1.  
      About protecting cloud assets
    2.  
      Limitations and considerations
    3. Configure CloudPoint servers in NetBackup
      1.  
        Configure a third-party CA certificate
      2.  
        Add a CloudPoint server
      3. Add a cloud provider for a CloudPoint server
        1.  
          IAM Role for AWS Configuration
      4.  
        Associate media servers with a CloudPoint server
      5.  
        Discover assets on CloudPoint server
      6.  
        Edit a CloudPoint server
      7.  
        Enable or disable a CloudPoint server
      8.  
        (Optional) Add the CloudPoint extension
    4. Managing intelligent cloud groups
      1.  
        Create an intelligent cloud group
      2.  
        Delete an intelligent cloud group
    5. Protecting cloud assets or intelligent cloud groups
      1.  
        Customize or edit protection for cloud assets or intelligent groups
      2.  
        Remove protection from cloud assets or intelligent groups
    6.  
      AWS and Azure government cloud support
    7. About protecting Microsoft Azure resources using resource groups
      1.  
        Before you begin
      2.  
        Limitations and considerations
      3. About resource group configurations and outcome
        1.  
          Examples of resource group configurations
      4.  
        Troubleshoot resource group permissions
    8.  
      Configuring backup schedule for cloud workloads
    9.  
      Backup options for cloud workloads
    10.  
      Configure snapshot replication
    11.  
      Protect applications in-cloud with application consistent snapshots
  4. Recovering cloud assets
    1.  
      Recovering cloud assets
    2.  
      Perform rollback recovery of cloud assets
  5. Performing granular restore
    1.  
      About granular restore
    2.  
      Supported environment list
    3.  
      List of supported file systems
    4.  
      Before you begin
    5.  
      Limitations and considerations
    6.  
      Restoring files and folders from cloud virtual machines
    7.  
      Restoring volumes on cloud virtual machines
    8.  
      Troubleshooting
  6. Troubleshooting protection and recovery of cloud assets
    1.  
      Troubleshoot cloud workload protection issues

Discover assets on CloudPoint server

After you configure your cloud providers with a CloudPoint server, automatic discovery is triggered to discover assets from the cloud. During periodic discovery, NetBackup pulls the assets data from CloudPoint every two hours whereas CloudPoint pulls the asset data from cloud provider configurations every one hour. If you disable a CloudPoint server, all the assets associated with that server are no longer protected or synced with NetBackup.

You can also manually trigger the cloud asset discovery if required, using the Discover option for individual cloud provider configurations, or you can trigger a discovery on a CloudPoint server to fetch the assets data available on the CloudPoint server.

From version 9.0 onwards, after the first full discovery, NetBackup subsequently performs periodic incremental discovery of assets for the configured CloudPoint servers. It only detects the changes, such as addition, removal, or modification of assets, that occurred between the last and current discovery.

Note:

For the accurate incremental discovery, ensure that the time is set correctly on the NetBackup master server and the CloudPoint server, according to the time-zones they are located in, to avoid any issues with the discovery.

The following procedure describes how to perform discovery at the CloudPoint server level, which does not actually discover the assets from the Cloud, but only fetches the point-in-time data from CloudPoint Server.

To discover assets on CloudPoint server

  1. On the left, click Cloud.
  2. Click on the CloudPoint server tab
  3. From the menu next to the CloudPoint server, click Discover.

The following procedure describes how to perform discovery at the configuration level, which triggers a deep discovery of assets and fetches the point-in-time state of the assets detecting any additions, modifications, or deletion of assets in the Cloud.

To discover assets for a cloud provider configuration

  1. On the left, click Cloud.
  2. Click on the CloudPoint server tab
  3. Click the CloudPoint server IP or hostname for which to view the cloud providers.
  4. Click on the provider tab for which to view the configurations.
  5. From the menu next to the configuration name, click Discover.

Note:

If the discovery on cloud provider configurations takes more than 30 minutes, the discovery operation times out. But the subsequent operation continues which syncs the NetBackup assets with the CloudPoint server assets.

Controlling asset discovery interval for CloudPoint servers

This option controls how often NetBackup scans the CloudPoint servers to discover cloud assets to display in NetBackup.

Table: CLOUD_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL information

Usage

Description

Where to use

On NetBackup master servers.

How to use

Use the nbgetconfig and the nbsetconfig commands to view, add, or change the option.

Note:

These commands require administrator privilege on the NetBackup master server. For assistance, contact the NetBackup administrator.

The default is 2 hours. The minimum is 2 hours, the maximum 1 year.

Use the following format:

CLOUD_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL = number of seconds

For example:

CLOUD_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL = 100000

This entry should appear only once in the configuration file.

Note:

After changing this option, stop and restart the NetBackup services.