Veritas NetBackup™ Vault™ Operator's Guide

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About storage administration responsibilities

Figure: Summary of storage administration responsibilities shows the various responsibilities that are involved when you vault media.

Figure: Summary of storage administration responsibilities

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Storage administration involves the following tasks:

Install Vault

Storage administration installs Vault on a NetBackup master server.

See the NetBackup Vault Administrator's Guide.

Configure Vault

Storage administration provides configuration information in profiles, that contain the rules Vault uses to select images to duplicate or eject from the robot. Storage administration accesses Vault through the NetBackup Administration Console or through the Vault Administration menu user interface (vltadm).

See the NetBackup Vault Administrator's Guide.

Monitor Vault

Storage administration monitors Vault activity by using the NetBackup Administration Console and by reading the session log files for information about vault sessions. If email notification is enabled in the profile, session information is sent to the appropriate personnel.

Administer media

Storage administration determines which volume pools and volume groups hold the media and must allocate sufficient media for vaulting needs.

See the NetBackup Vault Administrator's Guide.

Notify operations of change in status

Storage administration must report any change in daily run status to operations. In most situations, Vault jobs are scheduled to run each day. If duplications are ever postponed, storage administration notifies operations of the job status.