Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Administrator's Guide

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  • Product(s): Appliances (3.1 (5340), 3.1 (5330), 3.1 (5240), 3.1 (5230), 3.1 (5220))
  1. Overview
    1.  
      About NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      About the Master Server role
    3.  
      About the Media Server role
    4. About accessing the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      1.  
        Web browsers supported by the appliance
      2.  
        Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox
    5. About the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      1.  
        Logging on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      2.  
        Limitations of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      3.  
        Command limitations on appliances that are not configured
    6. About appliance console components
      1.  
        About using the links on the title bar
      2.  
        Accessing and using help
      3.  
        About using Web browser bookmarks
      4.  
        Avoiding CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)
    7.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance Web Console login page
    8.  
      NetBackup appliance home page
    9.  
      Common tasks in NetBackup appliance
    10.  
      About the NetBackup appliance documentation
  2. Monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    1.  
      About monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    2. About hardware monitoring and alerts
      1. Monitor > Hardware options
        1.  
          Hardware components that are monitored
      2.  
        About Email notification from a NetBackup appliance
    3. About Symantec Data Center Security on the NetBackup appliance
      1.  
        Monitor > SDCS Events
      2.  
        Viewing SDCS audit log details
      3.  
        Filtering SDCS audit logs
      4.  
        Setting the SDCS audit log retention specification
      5. About Symantec Data Center Security Downloads
        1.  
          Downloading the IPS and IDS policies from the NetBackup appliance
      6.  
        Connecting to the SDCS server
      7.  
        Revert SDCS to unmanaged mode on a NetBackup appliance
  3. Managing a NetBackup appliance from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1.  
      About the Manage views
    2. About storage configuration
      1.  
        Manage > Storage
      2.  
        Manage > Storage > Shares
      3.  
        Manage > Storage > Universal Shares
      4.  
        Checking partition details
      5.  
        Resizing a partition
      6.  
        Resize dialog
      7.  
        Troubleshooting resize-related issues
      8.  
        Moving a partition
      9.  
        Move <partition> dialog
      10.  
        Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
      11.  
        Scanning storage devices from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      12.  
        Adding the storage space from a newly available disk
      13.  
        Removing an existing storage disk
      14.  
        Monitoring the progress of storage manipulation tasks
      15.  
        Scanning storage devices using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      16. About Copilot functionality and Share management
        1.  
          About Optimized Shares and the Optimized Share Reserve
        2.  
          Creating a Share
        3.  
          Editing a Share
        4.  
          Deleting a Share
        5.  
          Moving a Share
        6.  
          Creating the Optimized Share Reserve
        7.  
          Deleting the Optimized Share Reserve
        8.  
          Viewing Share information from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        9.  
          NFS export options
        10.  
          Mounting a Universal Share
      17. About viewing storage space information using the Show command
        1.  
          Viewing all storage information
        2.  
          Viewing disk information
        3.  
          Viewing partition information
        4.  
          Viewing the partition distribution on disks
      18.  
        About storage email alerts
    3. About appliance supported tape devices
      1.  
        Adding external robots to the NetBackup appliance
    4. About configuring Host parameters for your appliance
      1.  
        Manage > Host > Data Buffer options
      2.  
        Configuring data buffer parameters
      3.  
        Manage > Host > Lifecycle options
      4.  
        Configuring lifecycle parameters
      5. About configuring deduplication solutions
        1.  
          Adding the deduplication solution to a 5230 media appliance
        2.  
          Manage > Host > Deduplication
        3.  
          Configuring deduplication parameters
      6. About BMR integration
        1.  
          Manage > Host > Advanced options
        2.  
          Enabling BMR from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      7. Manage > Host > IPMI options
        1.  
          Resetting the IPMI
    5. Manage > Appliance Restore
      1. About creating an appliance checkpoint
        1.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint
        2.  
          Checkpoint creation status
        3.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      2. About rollback to a checkpoint
        1.  
          About appliance rollback
        2.  
          About appliance rollback validation
        3.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        4.  
          About checkpoint rollback status
        5.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      3. About NetBackup appliance factory reset
        1.  
          Factory reset best practices
        2.  
          Starting a factory reset from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        3.  
          About factory reset status
        4.  
          Starting a factory reset from the appliance shell menu
    6. Manage > License
      1.  
        Managing license keys on the NetBackup appliance
      2.  
        Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    7. About the Migration Utility
      1.  
        Manage > Migration Utility > Configure Migration
      2.  
        Manage > Migration Utility > Migration Status
      3.  
        Configuring a new migration task
      4.  
        Viewing the migration task status
      5.  
        Best practices for migration utility
    8. Software release updates for NetBackup Appliances
      1.  
        Manage > Software Updates
      2. Methods for downloading appliance software release updates
        1.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        2.  
          Downloading software updates directly to a NetBackup appliance
        3.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using a client share
      3.  
        Installing a NetBackup appliance software update using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      4.  
        Appliance servers to upgrade
      5.  
        Software Updates Installation Status
    9. About installing an EEB
      1.  
        Installing an EEB
    10. About installing NetBackup Administration Console and client software
      1.  
        Installing NetBackup client software through CIFS and NFS shares
      2.  
        Downloading NetBackup client packages to a client from a NetBackup appliance
      3.  
        Downloading the NetBackup Administration Console to a Windows computer from a NetBackup appliance
    11. Manage > Additional Servers
      1.  
        Managing additional servers to the appliance
    12.  
      Manage > Certificates
    13. Manage > High Availability
      1.  
        Monitoring a high availability configuration from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
  4. Managing NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Expanding the bandwidth on the NetBackup appliance
    2.  
      About configuring the maximum transmission unit size
    3. About OpenStorage plugin installation
      1.  
        Installing OpenStorage plugin
      2.  
        Uninstalling OpenStorage plugin
    4. About mounting a remote NFS
      1.  
        Mounting a remote NFS drive
      2.  
        Unmounting an NFS drive
    5. About running NetBackup commands from the appliance
      1. About NetBackup administrator capabilities
        1.  
          Running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
        2. Creating a NetBackup touch file from the NetBackup appliance
          1.  
            Loading the NetBackup notify scripts
        3.  
          About NetBackup operating system commands
        4.  
          Best practices for running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
        5.  
          Known limitations of running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
      2. Creating NetBackup administrator user accounts
        1.  
          Logging on as a NetBackup administrator
        2.  
          Managing NetBackup administrator user account passwords
        3.  
          Auditing NetBackup administrator accounts
      3.  
        Deleting NetBackup administrator user accounts
      4.  
        Viewing NetBackup administrator user accounts
    6. About Auto Image Replication between appliances
      1. About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          Adding a trusted master server
        2.  
          Prerequisites for Auto Image Replication
        3. Configuring a replication target
          1.  
            Determining the appliance deduplication password
      2.  
        About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances and deduplication appliances
    7. About forwarding logs to an external server
      1.  
        Uploading certificates for TLS
      2.  
        Enabling log forwarding
      3.  
        Changing the log forwarding interval
      4.  
        Viewing the log forwarding configuration
      5.  
        Disabling log forwarding
    8. About high availability configuration
      1.  
        Checking the status
      2.  
        Getting the asset tag
      3.  
        Switching the services over
      4.  
        Removing a node
    9. About the non-certified disk erasure
      1.  
        Configuring the non-certified disk erasure
      2.  
        Viewing the non-certified disk erasure status
      3.  
        Aborting the non-certified disk erasure
  5. Understanding the NetBackup appliance settings
    1.  
      About modifying the appliance settings
    2. Settings > Notifications
      1. Settings > Notifications > Alert Configuration
        1.  
          Configuring Alert Configuration settings
        2. About SNMP
          1.  
            About the Management Information Base (MIB)
        3. About Call Home
          1.  
            Enabling and disabling Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          2.  
            Configuring a Call Home proxy server from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          3.  
            Understanding the Call Home workflow
          4.  
            About the Product Improvement Program
      2. Settings > Notifications > Login Banner
        1.  
          Creating the appliance login banner
        2.  
          Removing the appliance login banner
      3. Settings > Notification > Registration
        1.  
          About AutoSupport
    3. Settings > Network
      1.  
        VLAN configuration for NetBackup Appliances
      2. Settings > Network > Network Settings
        1.  
          NetBackup 5330 compute node Ethernet port configurations
        2. About WAN Optimization
          1.  
            How to enable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network interface port bond
          2.  
            How to disable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network bond
          3.  
            Viewing the WAN optimization status
        3.  
          Network and VLAN configuration guidelines
        4.  
          Creating a bond
        5.  
          Tagging VLAN
        6.  
          Adding static route
      3. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
        1.  
          About the HBA port mode configuration table
        2.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport media sever settings
        3.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        4.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      4. Settings > Network > Host
        1.  
          Changing DNS and Host Name Resolution (non-DNS) configuration settings
      5.  
        About IPv4-IPv6-based network support
    4.  
      Settings > Date and Time
    5. Settings > Authentication
      1. About configuring user authentication
        1.  
          Generic user authentication guidelines
      2. About authorizing NetBackup appliance users
        1.  
          NetBackup appliance user role privileges
      3.  
        Settings > Authentication
      4. Settings > Authentication > LDAP
        1.  
          Adding an LDAP server configuration
        2.  
          Importing an LDAP server configuration
        3.  
          Setting the SSL certification
        4.  
          Exporting an LDAP configuration
        5.  
          Unconfiguring LDAP user authentication
        6.  
          Enabling the LDAP server configuration
        7.  
          Disabling the LDAP server configuration
        8.  
          Deleting LDAP configuration parameters
        9.  
          Adding LDAP configuration parameters
        10.  
          Adding an LDAP attribute mapping
        11.  
          Deleting an LDAP attribute mapping
      5. Settings > Authentication > Active Directory
        1.  
          Adding an Active Directory server configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Active Directory user authentication
      6. Settings > Authentication > Kerberos-NIS
        1.  
          Adding a Kerberos-NIS authentication configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Kerberos-NIS user authentication
      7. Settings > Authentication > User Management
        1.  
          Adding appliance users
        2.  
          Deleting appliance users
        3.  
          Adding appliance user groups
        4.  
          Deleting appliance user groups
        5.  
          Granting roles to users and user groups
        6.  
          Revoking roles from users and user groups
        7.  
          Synchronizing the user groups
    6.  
      Settings > Password Management
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Viewing log files using the Support command
    2.  
      Where to find NetBackup appliance log files using the Browse command
    3. About disaster recovery
      1.  
        Recover a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore
    4.  
      Gathering device logs with the DataCollect command
  7. Deduplication pool catalog backup and recovery
    1.  
      Deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    2.  
      Automatic configuration of the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    3.  
      Manually configuring the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    4.  
      Manually updating the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    5.  
      Recovering the deduplication pool catalog

Recover a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore

This section details how to recover a NetBackup appliance master server using the NetBackup catalog restore function.

The following information is mandatory to complete this task:

  • Copy of the NetBackup catalog from the affected master server.

    Note:

    Make sure to set the passphrase for the NetBackup catalog backup policy. The passphrase is needed for a catalog recovery.

  • Storage configuration from the affected master server.

  • Host name of the affected master server.

  • Network configuration, if a re-image is needed.

  • Time zone of the affected master server.

Note:

This procedure requires that you have a copy of your NetBackup catalog stored on a separate server or computer. You need the catalog backup to recover the affected master server.

Recover a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore

  1. Perform one of the following actions depending on the state of your master server:
    • If you can log on to the master server, perform a factory reset and retain the network settings. You can elect to delete all images and reset the storage configuration.

    • If you cannot log on to the master server, perform a re-image of the server using the same network settings as before the disaster event.

  2. Once you have completed the factory reset or re-image operation, log on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu on the master server and create an NetBackup CLI user.

    Main_Menu > Manage > NetBackupCLI > Create

  3. Copy the NetBackup catalog files that were stored off-site onto the master server.
  4. Log out of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu, then log on as the NetBackup CLI user you created earlier.
  5. Run bp.kill_all.
  6. Run nbhostidentity -import -infile with the package file of the .drpkg
  7. Run bp.start_all, then verify that the token, certifications, and security settings have been restored.
  8. Configure the role on the factory state appliance as a master server.

    Note:

    Make sure to keep the same host name, time zone, and storage settings of the master as before the disaster.

  9. Run bpsetconfig to add the line: MEDIA_SERVER=<media_server_name> and register it on the new master server. Use Ctrl + D to exit and save this entry.

  10. Run nbemmcmd to add the media server's record to the EEM database manually:

    nbemmcmd -addhost -machinename <media_server_name> -machinetype media -masterserver <master_server_name> -operatingsystem linux -netbackupversion <NetBackup_version>

  11. Create the media server AdvancedDisk storage information using the following commands:

    nbdevconfig -creatests -storage_server <media_server_name> -stype AdvancedDisk -media_server <media_server_name> -st 5

    nbdevconfig -createdp -dp dp_adv_<media_server_name> -stype AdvancedDisk -storage_servers <media_server_name> -dvlist dvlist.txt

    bpstuadd -label stu_adv_<media_server_name> -dp dp_adv_<media_server_name> -cj 20 -odo 1 -okrt 0 -nodevhost -M <master_server_name>

  12. Restore the NetBackup catalog by performing one of the following actions:
    • Run the bprecover -wizard command.

    • Use the NetBackup Catalog Recovery Wizard in the NetBackup Administrator's Console.

  13. Run bp.kill_all and bp.restart_all to finish recovering the master server.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
    1.  
      About NetBackup appliances
    2.  
      About the Master Server role
    3.  
      About the Media Server role
    4. About accessing the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      1.  
        Web browsers supported by the appliance
      2.  
        Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox
    5. About the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      1.  
        Logging on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      2.  
        Limitations of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      3.  
        Command limitations on appliances that are not configured
    6. About appliance console components
      1.  
        About using the links on the title bar
      2.  
        Accessing and using help
      3.  
        About using Web browser bookmarks
      4.  
        Avoiding CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)
    7.  
      About the NetBackup Appliance Web Console login page
    8.  
      NetBackup appliance home page
    9.  
      Common tasks in NetBackup appliance
    10.  
      About the NetBackup appliance documentation
  2. Monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    1.  
      About monitoring the NetBackup appliance
    2. About hardware monitoring and alerts
      1. Monitor > Hardware options
        1.  
          Hardware components that are monitored
      2.  
        About Email notification from a NetBackup appliance
    3. About Symantec Data Center Security on the NetBackup appliance
      1.  
        Monitor > SDCS Events
      2.  
        Viewing SDCS audit log details
      3.  
        Filtering SDCS audit logs
      4.  
        Setting the SDCS audit log retention specification
      5. About Symantec Data Center Security Downloads
        1.  
          Downloading the IPS and IDS policies from the NetBackup appliance
      6.  
        Connecting to the SDCS server
      7.  
        Revert SDCS to unmanaged mode on a NetBackup appliance
  3. Managing a NetBackup appliance from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    1.  
      About the Manage views
    2. About storage configuration
      1.  
        Manage > Storage
      2.  
        Manage > Storage > Shares
      3.  
        Manage > Storage > Universal Shares
      4.  
        Checking partition details
      5.  
        Resizing a partition
      6.  
        Resize dialog
      7.  
        Troubleshooting resize-related issues
      8.  
        Moving a partition
      9.  
        Move <partition> dialog
      10.  
        Moving the MSDP partition from a base disk to an expansion disk for optimum performance
      11.  
        Scanning storage devices from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      12.  
        Adding the storage space from a newly available disk
      13.  
        Removing an existing storage disk
      14.  
        Monitoring the progress of storage manipulation tasks
      15.  
        Scanning storage devices using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      16. About Copilot functionality and Share management
        1.  
          About Optimized Shares and the Optimized Share Reserve
        2.  
          Creating a Share
        3.  
          Editing a Share
        4.  
          Deleting a Share
        5.  
          Moving a Share
        6.  
          Creating the Optimized Share Reserve
        7.  
          Deleting the Optimized Share Reserve
        8.  
          Viewing Share information from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
        9.  
          NFS export options
        10.  
          Mounting a Universal Share
      17. About viewing storage space information using the Show command
        1.  
          Viewing all storage information
        2.  
          Viewing disk information
        3.  
          Viewing partition information
        4.  
          Viewing the partition distribution on disks
      18.  
        About storage email alerts
    3. About appliance supported tape devices
      1.  
        Adding external robots to the NetBackup appliance
    4. About configuring Host parameters for your appliance
      1.  
        Manage > Host > Data Buffer options
      2.  
        Configuring data buffer parameters
      3.  
        Manage > Host > Lifecycle options
      4.  
        Configuring lifecycle parameters
      5. About configuring deduplication solutions
        1.  
          Adding the deduplication solution to a 5230 media appliance
        2.  
          Manage > Host > Deduplication
        3.  
          Configuring deduplication parameters
      6. About BMR integration
        1.  
          Manage > Host > Advanced options
        2.  
          Enabling BMR from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
      7. Manage > Host > IPMI options
        1.  
          Resetting the IPMI
    5. Manage > Appliance Restore
      1. About creating an appliance checkpoint
        1.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint
        2.  
          Checkpoint creation status
        3.  
          Creating an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      2. About rollback to a checkpoint
        1.  
          About appliance rollback
        2.  
          About appliance rollback validation
        3.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        4.  
          About checkpoint rollback status
        5.  
          Rollback to an appliance checkpoint from the appliance shell menu
      3. About NetBackup appliance factory reset
        1.  
          Factory reset best practices
        2.  
          Starting a factory reset from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        3.  
          About factory reset status
        4.  
          Starting a factory reset from the appliance shell menu
    6. Manage > License
      1.  
        Managing license keys on the NetBackup appliance
      2.  
        Adding a permanent license key if an evaluation license key expires
    7. About the Migration Utility
      1.  
        Manage > Migration Utility > Configure Migration
      2.  
        Manage > Migration Utility > Migration Status
      3.  
        Configuring a new migration task
      4.  
        Viewing the migration task status
      5.  
        Best practices for migration utility
    8. Software release updates for NetBackup Appliances
      1.  
        Manage > Software Updates
      2. Methods for downloading appliance software release updates
        1.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
        2.  
          Downloading software updates directly to a NetBackup appliance
        3.  
          Downloading software updates to a NetBackup appliance using a client share
      3.  
        Installing a NetBackup appliance software update using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
      4.  
        Appliance servers to upgrade
      5.  
        Software Updates Installation Status
    9. About installing an EEB
      1.  
        Installing an EEB
    10. About installing NetBackup Administration Console and client software
      1.  
        Installing NetBackup client software through CIFS and NFS shares
      2.  
        Downloading NetBackup client packages to a client from a NetBackup appliance
      3.  
        Downloading the NetBackup Administration Console to a Windows computer from a NetBackup appliance
    11. Manage > Additional Servers
      1.  
        Managing additional servers to the appliance
    12.  
      Manage > Certificates
    13. Manage > High Availability
      1.  
        Monitoring a high availability configuration from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
  4. Managing NetBackup appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    1.  
      Expanding the bandwidth on the NetBackup appliance
    2.  
      About configuring the maximum transmission unit size
    3. About OpenStorage plugin installation
      1.  
        Installing OpenStorage plugin
      2.  
        Uninstalling OpenStorage plugin
    4. About mounting a remote NFS
      1.  
        Mounting a remote NFS drive
      2.  
        Unmounting an NFS drive
    5. About running NetBackup commands from the appliance
      1. About NetBackup administrator capabilities
        1.  
          Running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
        2. Creating a NetBackup touch file from the NetBackup appliance
          1.  
            Loading the NetBackup notify scripts
        3.  
          About NetBackup operating system commands
        4.  
          Best practices for running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
        5.  
          Known limitations of running NetBackup commands from the NetBackup appliance
      2. Creating NetBackup administrator user accounts
        1.  
          Logging on as a NetBackup administrator
        2.  
          Managing NetBackup administrator user account passwords
        3.  
          Auditing NetBackup administrator accounts
      3.  
        Deleting NetBackup administrator user accounts
      4.  
        Viewing NetBackup administrator user accounts
    6. About Auto Image Replication between appliances
      1. About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances
        1.  
          Adding a trusted master server
        2.  
          Prerequisites for Auto Image Replication
        3. Configuring a replication target
          1.  
            Determining the appliance deduplication password
      2.  
        About Auto Image Replication between NetBackup appliances and deduplication appliances
    7. About forwarding logs to an external server
      1.  
        Uploading certificates for TLS
      2.  
        Enabling log forwarding
      3.  
        Changing the log forwarding interval
      4.  
        Viewing the log forwarding configuration
      5.  
        Disabling log forwarding
    8. About high availability configuration
      1.  
        Checking the status
      2.  
        Getting the asset tag
      3.  
        Switching the services over
      4.  
        Removing a node
    9. About the non-certified disk erasure
      1.  
        Configuring the non-certified disk erasure
      2.  
        Viewing the non-certified disk erasure status
      3.  
        Aborting the non-certified disk erasure
  5. Understanding the NetBackup appliance settings
    1.  
      About modifying the appliance settings
    2. Settings > Notifications
      1. Settings > Notifications > Alert Configuration
        1.  
          Configuring Alert Configuration settings
        2. About SNMP
          1.  
            About the Management Information Base (MIB)
        3. About Call Home
          1.  
            Enabling and disabling Call Home from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          2.  
            Configuring a Call Home proxy server from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
          3.  
            Understanding the Call Home workflow
          4.  
            About the Product Improvement Program
      2. Settings > Notifications > Login Banner
        1.  
          Creating the appliance login banner
        2.  
          Removing the appliance login banner
      3. Settings > Notification > Registration
        1.  
          About AutoSupport
    3. Settings > Network
      1.  
        VLAN configuration for NetBackup Appliances
      2. Settings > Network > Network Settings
        1.  
          NetBackup 5330 compute node Ethernet port configurations
        2. About WAN Optimization
          1.  
            How to enable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network interface port bond
          2.  
            How to disable WAN optimization for a network interface port or a network bond
          3.  
            Viewing the WAN optimization status
        3.  
          Network and VLAN configuration guidelines
        4.  
          Creating a bond
        5.  
          Tagging VLAN
        6.  
          Adding static route
      3. Settings > Network > Fibre Transport
        1.  
          About the HBA port mode configuration table
        2.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport media sever settings
        3.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport to other NetBackup appliances
        4.  
          Configuring Fibre Transport on a target appliance for optimized duplication and replication
      4. Settings > Network > Host
        1.  
          Changing DNS and Host Name Resolution (non-DNS) configuration settings
      5.  
        About IPv4-IPv6-based network support
    4.  
      Settings > Date and Time
    5. Settings > Authentication
      1. About configuring user authentication
        1.  
          Generic user authentication guidelines
      2. About authorizing NetBackup appliance users
        1.  
          NetBackup appliance user role privileges
      3.  
        Settings > Authentication
      4. Settings > Authentication > LDAP
        1.  
          Adding an LDAP server configuration
        2.  
          Importing an LDAP server configuration
        3.  
          Setting the SSL certification
        4.  
          Exporting an LDAP configuration
        5.  
          Unconfiguring LDAP user authentication
        6.  
          Enabling the LDAP server configuration
        7.  
          Disabling the LDAP server configuration
        8.  
          Deleting LDAP configuration parameters
        9.  
          Adding LDAP configuration parameters
        10.  
          Adding an LDAP attribute mapping
        11.  
          Deleting an LDAP attribute mapping
      5. Settings > Authentication > Active Directory
        1.  
          Adding an Active Directory server configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Active Directory user authentication
      6. Settings > Authentication > Kerberos-NIS
        1.  
          Adding a Kerberos-NIS authentication configuration
        2.  
          Unconfiguring the Kerberos-NIS user authentication
      7. Settings > Authentication > User Management
        1.  
          Adding appliance users
        2.  
          Deleting appliance users
        3.  
          Adding appliance user groups
        4.  
          Deleting appliance user groups
        5.  
          Granting roles to users and user groups
        6.  
          Revoking roles from users and user groups
        7.  
          Synchronizing the user groups
    6.  
      Settings > Password Management
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Viewing log files using the Support command
    2.  
      Where to find NetBackup appliance log files using the Browse command
    3. About disaster recovery
      1.  
        Recover a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore
    4.  
      Gathering device logs with the DataCollect command
  7. Deduplication pool catalog backup and recovery
    1.  
      Deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    2.  
      Automatic configuration of the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    3.  
      Manually configuring the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    4.  
      Manually updating the deduplication pool catalog backup policy
    5.  
      Recovering the deduplication pool catalog

Recover a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore

This section details how to recover a NetBackup appliance master server using the NetBackup catalog restore function.

The following information is mandatory to complete this task:

  • Copy of the NetBackup catalog from the affected master server.

    Note:

    Make sure to set the passphrase for the NetBackup catalog backup policy. The passphrase is needed for a catalog recovery.

  • Storage configuration from the affected master server.

  • Host name of the affected master server.

  • Network configuration, if a re-image is needed.

  • Time zone of the affected master server.

Note:

This procedure requires that you have a copy of your NetBackup catalog stored on a separate server or computer. You need the catalog backup to recover the affected master server.

Recover a NetBackup appliance master server using NetBackup catalog restore

  1. Perform one of the following actions depending on the state of your master server:
    • If you can log on to the master server, perform a factory reset and retain the network settings. You can elect to delete all images and reset the storage configuration.

    • If you cannot log on to the master server, perform a re-image of the server using the same network settings as before the disaster event.

  2. Once you have completed the factory reset or re-image operation, log on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu on the master server and create an NetBackup CLI user.

    Main_Menu > Manage > NetBackupCLI > Create

  3. Copy the NetBackup catalog files that were stored off-site onto the master server.
  4. Log out of the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu, then log on as the NetBackup CLI user you created earlier.
  5. Run bp.kill_all.
  6. Run nbhostidentity -import -infile with the package file of the .drpkg
  7. Run bp.start_all, then verify that the token, certifications, and security settings have been restored.
  8. Configure the role on the factory state appliance as a master server.

    Note:

    Make sure to keep the same host name, time zone, and storage settings of the master as before the disaster.

  9. Run bpsetconfig to add the line: MEDIA_SERVER=<media_server_name> and register it on the new master server. Use Ctrl + D to exit and save this entry.

  10. Run nbemmcmd to add the media server's record to the EEM database manually:

    nbemmcmd -addhost -machinename <media_server_name> -machinetype media -masterserver <master_server_name> -operatingsystem linux -netbackupversion <NetBackup_version>

  11. Create the media server AdvancedDisk storage information using the following commands:

    nbdevconfig -creatests -storage_server <media_server_name> -stype AdvancedDisk -media_server <media_server_name> -st 5

    nbdevconfig -createdp -dp dp_adv_<media_server_name> -stype AdvancedDisk -storage_servers <media_server_name> -dvlist dvlist.txt

    bpstuadd -label stu_adv_<media_server_name> -dp dp_adv_<media_server_name> -cj 20 -odo 1 -okrt 0 -nodevhost -M <master_server_name>

  12. Restore the NetBackup catalog by performing one of the following actions:
    • Run the bprecover -wizard command.

    • Use the NetBackup Catalog Recovery Wizard in the NetBackup Administrator's Console.

  13. Run bp.kill_all and bp.restart_all to finish recovering the master server.

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