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NetVault Backup 10 server sizing guide
NetVault Backup 10 server sizing guide
How to bulk remove media from NetVault Database
In NetVault's WebUI or NVGUI only one item can be selected at a time.
How to Upgrade to NetVault Backup 10.x
How to Upgrade to NetVault Backup 10.x
How to backup the NetVault Database (NVDB) NetVault Backup 10.x?
 How to backup the NetVault Database (NVDB) in NetVault Backup 10.x
How to backup the NetVault Database (NVDB) - (Video)
NVDB is the central repository for NVBU Server and configuration files. To safeguard your NVBU Server, you must perform regular backups of the NVDB. NVDB backup allows you to recover an NVBU Server in the event of a disaster. It is recommended that you schedule daily backups of the NVDB once all jobs have completed, and use specific media or media group for these backups .
Best practices for DFS backup with NetVault
What are the best practices for DFS backup with NetVault?
Changing the language of the WebUI in NetVault Backup 10.x
How to change the language of the WebUI in NetVault Backup 10.x?
NVBU 10 Web UI shows different plug-in versions from the downloaded filename
When looking at the NVBU 10 Web UI, the list of Plug-ins installed show different version numbers from the plugin file names downloaded.For instance, the latest Plug-in for Exchange downloaded from our site shows a '5-1-1-17.npk' filename.However, once installed the Web UI shows 5-1-0-1 as a version under the list of installed plug-ins.Same for the Plug-in for Oracle which is installed fro...
NetVault Backup libnv6 vulnerability for CVE-2015-4067
Integer overflow in the libnv6 module allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted template string specifiers in a serialized object, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of SYSTEM.
Upcoming Leap Seconds Are there any impacts on Netvault system?
Upcoming Leap Seconds :2015-06-30 23:59:60 Are there any impacts on Netvault system? My initial thought was that NTP (Network Time Protocol) would smooth out any leap secondshowever, Can you tell me what Dell knows needs to be done to prevent any problems and is there anything patch we need to apply?
Below is a list of the recommended software along with any documentation that will help with the install process to bring your product to the version referenced.

NetVault Backup Plug-in for SQL Server Hybrid x86-64
NetVault service does not automatically start after reboot on Linux systems using systemd init
NVBU 10.x does not start automatically after reboot on newer versions of Linux:RHEL 7, SLES 12, and latest Debian.
NetVault Backup Filesytem Plugin For Windows for Solution 157847
This hot fix resolves the following issues: Corrected an issue that prevented creation and modification of Backup Selection Sets for a Virtual Client. Bugs 29568, 29569 NOTE: If a Backup Selection Set for a Virtual Client was created using, the set cannot be modified with this hotfix. For more details please see included release notes as well as solution SOL157847 in our Know...
NetVault Backup Filesytem Plugin For Linux x86 (Pure64) for Solution 157847
This hot fix resolves the following issues: Corrected an issue that prevented creation and modification of Backup Selection Sets for a Virtual Client. Bugs 29568, 29569 NOTE: If a Backup Selection Set for a Virtual Client was created using, the set cannot be modified with this hotfix. For more details please see included release notes as well as solution SOL157847 in our Know...
NetVault Backup Filesytem Plugin For Linux x86 (Hybrid) for Solution 157847
This hot fix resolves the following issues: Corrected an issue that prevented creation and modification of Backup Selection Sets for a Virtual Client. Bugs 29568, 29569 NOTE: If a Backup Selection Set for a Virtual Client was created using, the set cannot be modified with this hotfix. For more details please see included release notes as well as solution SOL157847 in our Know...
Supported Platforms for NetVault Backup Server 10.0
What are the supported platforms supported by NetVault Backup?
NetVault Backup Hyper-V Plugin 10.5
NetVault: Backup (NVBU) Hyper-V Plugin (Hyper-V Plugin) gives you the confidence and flexibility needed to deploy Hyper-V Plugin and provide virtual machines (VMs) with protection from disasters, media failure, and wide-ranging data corruption.
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File level indexing on Linux VMs Failing
Backups of some Linux VMs are are failing at the point of File-Level Indexing on a backup(CentOS 5.11 x86_64 is one such VM with the issue)
What NetVault backups plugins use NDMP protocol for backup data transfer
What NetVault backups plugins use NDMP protocol for backup data transfer
VTL media capacity problem
Backup fails writing during backup of shareBackup failed to write to media during backup of share.  We see in the device  manger trace “Plugin down received whilst DataTransfer” . indicating that the file system plugin had problem during backup.Looking at the file system trace we see “Fatal error backing up streams of '\news\TV-Nieuws\NieuwsProductie\2015\06 Juni\19...
Restore Jobs or other non-scheduled jobs missing in Manage Job Definitions
Restore jobs or other non-scheduled jobs may get deleted after a period of time. 
Remove snapshots from previous backups
In VMware plugin version 10.0.X there is an undocumented backup option "Remove snapshots from previous backups". What does it do?
How to Power Cycle your NetVault Backup Server and Physical Tape Library
Occasionally problems can occur where the library or tape drives go offline and a full reboot of all hardware will be required.
Customizing Job Status View
Is it possible to customize the job status view in NetVault?
Failed to connect to NDMP server
When adding a NDMP Filer to NetVault Server's NDMP Client, it fails with "Failed to connect to NDMP Server"
Virtual machine fails to boot with a blue diagnostic screen
After performing a restore using BMR, the virtual machine fails to boot with a blue diagnostic screen
Backup selection set is not updated
When editing a selection set the changes do not  update the selection set.When checking the selection set the changes that were committed have not been saved
The information below represents the most common issues customers are encountering or recent resolutions to help you trouble shoot your Dell Product.

Backup schedule mismatch in middle week
User has defined four repeating schedule sets to run jobs on Mon-Fri in particular weeks of the month: Week 1&last, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 They are expecting that in a particular week, the first job in that week will be scheduled on a Monday. However, it appears that the scheduler starts counting the weeks from whenever the first of the month falls. So in May 2015, for example, week 1 runs fro...
Reports Plugin failing with errors
When running Reports in NetVault (version 9.x or 10.x), an error is thrown9.x Error:  A Plugin Died Unexpectedly10.x Error: Provider "Reports" Failed when generating reportObserving the debug from the Reports Plugin, we see this type of error below:FILE 50764 526 0 81625 FileDelete failed to delete file 'D:\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\NetVault Backup\reports\produced\2013...
Defect or Enhancement Requests Addressed in NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem
Defect or Enhancement Requests Addressed in NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem
Hyper-V backup fails with an 'Error fetching file list for image level backup for VM' error message.
NetVault Server: 9.0.1 Linux SuSE 11.0 NetVault Client: 9.0.1 Windows 2008 Hyper-V Plugin: 1.7 Hyper-V Server: Win2008 and Cluster   Even rebooting the problem VM, the following error messages still occured:1] Information   2014/01/14 07:35:44   0   Data Plugin   SRV-HV1   Volume Shadow Copy Service system writers available for use have b...
Backup to a DR4000 failed with a 'Failed to open a RDA connection to' error.
NetVault Backup Environment Details: NVS: 9.2B17 Windows 2008 R2 64Bit NVC: 9.2B17 Windows 2003 VM RDA: DR4000 SW: 2.1.0272.0 RDA Client installed on Windows 2003: DellRDA-2.1.0272.0-RDS.msi and the server was rebooted afterwards as well. Backups to a few already setup DR4000 devices run successfully. Added a new DR4000 and installed the RDA Client on the Windows 2003 VM Client and NetVault Backu...
Failed to quiesce the guest within VM
Symptoms: Vmware backup of file level backup fails with "Failed to quiesce the guest within VM"Binary log shows:Error 2010/09/30 08:43:59 166 Data Plugin DASISERV Failed to quiesce the guest within VMError subtext:Module/Thread Id Code Time MessageVMWBCKUP:01080 83 0 74359 VM is being managed by ESX server of version 260247DYNLIB :01080 2 0 74359 Error loading dynamic library: Dll cant be foundVMW...
Job completes with warnings: Failed to generate file index.
VMware plugin backup Job completes with warnings: Failed to generate file index.
Job Status progress is not consistent. Sometimes it shows 0 and sometimes it shows the actual progre
Job Status progress is not consistent. Issue with UI showing byte size of jobs in progress. When left, the size grows and then reports zero bytes when you navigate away from the job status window and go back. The job is still running though. Occurs at least once a day, but not on every job/use.
'No Error' dialog box seen when trying to browse the Exchange plugin
It is observed that a 'No Error' dialog box is seen when trying to browse the Exchange plugin
NetVault Backup fails with "RDA device is not supported on this platform"
It is observed that a backup fails with the error: "RDA device is not supported on this platform"
Version Full Support as of Limited Support as of Support Discontinued
10.0.x 5/12/2014
9.2 9/6/2013 12/15/2015 12/15/2016
9.1.x 5/17/2013 12/15/2015 12/15/2016
9.0.x 12/12/2012 12/15/2015 12/15/2016
8.6.x 10/25/2011 1/31/2014 1/31/2015
Earlier product versions not listed are considered discontinued.

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