General tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows

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General tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows

The properties on the General tab apply to selected Windows master servers. The tab appears on the Client Attributes dialog box.

Figure: General tab of Client Attributes dialog box

General tab of Client Attributes dialog box

The General tab contains the following properties.

Table: General tab properties

Property

Description

Offline Until:

Makes the specified clients in the General tab unavailable for backups. By default, clients are online and included in the policies in which they are listed.

When Offline Until: is selected for a client, no jobs are scheduled for that client. Since the client is not part of any job, no backup status will be listed for the client.

After enabling the Offline Until: option, indicate the date and time when the clients are to be online again. The default setting is infinity, or approximately January 18, 2038, depending on the locale setting.

Note:

Changes to this property do not appear in the audit report.

See About NetBackup auditing on Windows.

The ability to take clients offline is useful in a number of situations.

See Offline option usage considerations and restrictions on Windows.

Maximum data streams

Specifies the maximum number of jobs that are allowed at one time for each selected client. (This value applies to the number of jobs on the client, even if multistreaming is not used.)

To change the setting, select Maximum data streams. Then scroll to or enter a value up to 99.

The Maximum data streams property interacts with Maximum jobs per client and Limit jobs per policy as follows:

  • If the Maximum data streams property is not set, the limit is either the one indicated by the Maximum jobs per client property or the Limit jobs per policy property, whichever is lower.

  • If the Maximum data streams property is set, NetBackup ignores the Maximum jobs per client property. NetBackup uses either Maximum data streams or Limit jobs per policy, whichever is lower.

    See Global Attributes properties on Windows

    See Limit jobs per policy (policy attribute) on Windows

Browse and restore ability

Specifies the client permissions to list and restore backups and archives. Select the client(s) in the General tab of the Client Attributes dialog box and choose a Browse and restore ability property.

To use the Global client attributes settings, select Use global settings.

  • To allow users on the selected clients to both browse and restore, select Allow both.

  • To allow users on the selected clients to browse but not restore, select Allow browse only.

  • To prevent users on the selected clients from the ability to browse or restore, select Deny both.

Free browse

This property applies to the privileges that are allowed to a non-Windows administrator who is logged into the client. This property also applies to the users that do not have backup and restore privileges.

Specifies whether the clients can list and restore from scheduled backups. (This setting does not affect user backups and archives.)

Windows administrators can list and restore from scheduled backups as well as user backups regardless of the Free browse setting.

Deduplication

Specifies the deduplication action for clients if you use one of the following NetBackup deduplication options:

  • NetBackup Deduplication Option

  • PureDisk Deduplication Option

For a description of the client direct deduplication options and their actions:

See Where deduplication should occur on Windows.

See Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See Offline option usage considerations and restrictions on Windows.

See Connect Options tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See Windows Open File Backup tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See Backlevel and upgraded clients that use Windows Open File Backup on Windows.

See About the Host Properties on Windows


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