About the Universal Settings properties

Article:HOWTO14647  |  Created: 2008-01-11  |  Updated: 2008-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO14647
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About the Universal Settings properties

The Universal Settings properties apply to selected master servers, media servers, and clients.

Figure: Universal Settings dialog box

Universal Settings dialog box

The Universal Settings dialog box contains the following options:

Restore retries

This property specifies the number of attempts a client can try to restore after a failure. (The default is 0; the client does not attempt to retry a restore. The client can try up to 3 times.) Change Restore retries only if problems are encountered.

A checkpointed job is retried from the start of the last checkpointed file rather than at the beginning of the job.

If a job fails after the maximum number of retries, the job goes into an incomplete state. The job remains in the incomplete state as determined by the Move restore job from incomplete state to done state property.

Checkpoint restart for restores allows a NetBackup administrator to resume a failed restore job from the Activity Monitor.

Browse timeframe for restores

This property specifies how long ago NetBackup searches for files to restore. For example, to limit the browse range to one week before the current date, clear the Last full backup check box and specify 7.

This limit is specified on the master server and applies to all NetBackup clients. A limit can be specified on an individual client to reduce the size of the search window. The client setting cannot make the browse window larger.

By default, NetBackup includes files from the time of the last-full backup through the latest backup for the client. If the client belongs to more than one policy, then the browse starts with the earliest of the set of last-full backups.

Last full backup

This property indicates whether NetBackup includes all backups since the last successful full backup in its browse range. This property must be disabled to enter a value for the Browse timeframe for restores property. The default is that this property is enabled.

Use specified network interface

This property specifies the network interface that NetBackup uses to connect to another NetBackup client or server. A NetBackup client or server can have more than one network interface. To force NetBackup connections to be made on a specific network interface, use this entry to specify the network host name of that interface. By default, the operating system determines the one to use.

Use preferred group for enhanced authorization

This property specifies the domain group name that this computer passes to the server when NetBackup-user authorization is used.

However, NetBackup encourages the use of Symantec Product Authentication and Authorization for NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) instead of legacy security implementations.

For information about the Use preferred group for enhanced authorization property, see the NetBackup 6.0 documentation.

For information on Symantec Product Authentication and Authorization, see the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.

Allow server file writes

This property specifies whether a NetBackup server can create or modify files on the NetBackup client. For example, enable this property to prevent server-directed restores and remote changes to the client properties.

After the Allow server file writes property is applied, it can be cleared only by modifying the client configuration. The default is that server writes are allowed.

Logging the status of a redirected restore

No progress log is produced for a redirected restore if the requesting server is not included in the server list for the server that performs the restore. (A progress log is an entry in the Task Progress tab of the Backup, Archive, and Restore client interface.)

Without the entry in the server list, the restoring server has no access to write the log files to the requesting server.

Consider the following solutions:

  • To produce a progress log, add the requesting server to the server list and log into the requesting server. In the NetBackup Administration Console, expand NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Servers > Double-click on master server > Servers. Add the restoring server to the server list.

  • Log in to the restoring server. Check the Activity Monitor to determine the success of the restore operation.

Accept connections on non reserved ports

This property specifies whether the NetBackup client service (bpcd) can accept remote connections from nonprivileged ports. (Nonprivileged ports have port numbers of 1024 or greater.) The default is that this property is enabled.

If this property is enabled, the server that connects to the host must also be configured to use non-reserved ports for the client. Select Accept connections from non reserved ports on the server properties Client attributes tab.

If the property is disabled (unchecked), bpcd requires remote connections to come from privileged ports. (Privileged ports have port numbers that are less than 1024.) Accept connections on non reserved ports is useful when NetBackup clients and servers are on opposite sides of a firewall.

When disabled, the source ports for connections to bpcd use reserved ports as well.

Enable performance data collection (Windows server only)

This property specifies whether NetBackup updates disk and tape performance object counters. (Applies only to Windows master and media servers. Use the Windows Performance Monitor utility (perfmon) to view the NetBackup performance counters. The default is that this property is enabled.

Client sends mail

This property specifies whether the client sends an email to the address that is specified in the Universal Settings properties. If the client cannot send email, select Server sends mail. The default is that this property is enabled.

Server sends mail

This property specifies whether the server sends an email to the address that is specified in the Global Attributes properties. Enable this property if the client cannot send mail and you want an email notification. The default is that this property is disabled.

Client administrator’s email

This property specifies the email address of the administrator on the client. This address is where NetBackup sends backup status reports for the client. By default, no email is sent. To enter multiple addresses or email aliases, separate entries with commas.



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