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  • Symantec NetBackupVault Operator's Guide

    UNIX, Windows, and Linux

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  • Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Chapter 1 About NetBackup Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9About storage administration and operation .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9About vaulting media ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9About storage administration and operations tasks ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10About storage administration responsibilities ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    Chapter 2 About NetBackup Vault operationalprocedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Vault Operator Menu interface ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13About Vault operational procedures ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Processing Vault reports ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16About removing tapes from a library .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Vault report options .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Sending reports and tapes to the off-site vendor .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Comparing received tapes to your reports ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Rerunning reports ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20About injecting tapes into a robot ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Contents

  • Contents8

  • About NetBackup Vault

    This chapter includes the following topics:

    About storage administration and operation

    About vaulting media

    About storage administration and operations tasks

    About storage administration responsibilities

    About storage administration and operationThis topic explains how to vault media as part of two major task areas:administration and operation. At some sites, different personnel do the differenttasks; at other sites, the same personnel do all the tasks. Your site may assign theresponsibilities differently than they are discussed in this guide.

    The storage administration tasks are summarized in this topic. Operationalprocedures are performe

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