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How to change retention of a NetWorker Saveset to forever and viceversa

Change to forever

[root@ddc240-rtp1-vm-networker ~]# mminfo -av -r ssid,ssretent

ssid retent

4285471686 03/21/2020

[root@ddc240-rtp1-vm-networker ~]# nsrmm -e forever -S 4285471686 -y

[root@ddc240-rtp1-vm-networker ~]# mminfo -av -r ssid,ssretent

ssid retent

4285471686 forever

Change Forever to something else

[root@ddc240-rtp1-vm-networker ~]# nsrmm -e 03/21/2019 -S 4285471686 -y

[root@ddc240-rtp1-vm-networker ~]# mminfo -av -r ssid,ssretent

ssid retent

4285471686 03/21/2019

[root@ddc240-rtp1-vm-networker ~]#

Hope it helps!!

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Copying Networker backups to a hosted data domain from on premises data domain

We are in the process of getting a hosted data domain from a service provider.

This data domain will become the primary target for backups.

The plan is to add this new data domain to EMC networker and then copy data from on premises data domain to the one on the service provider side.

There is a pre-existing link from our organisation to the service provider which was setup for some other project and we will be leveraging the same 10 GB link.

I have few questions in regards to the copying process:

– Which ports I need to open from on premises networker server/storage nodes/clients to the new hosted data domain?

– What is the best way of copying data – Networker clone or mtree replication or some other way?

– With mtree replication how does Networker know about these backups in the replicated mtree?

– What sort of speeds I can predict with both these methods as I need to give estimated time frame for the project?

– We have different devices setup on the on premises data domain for different policies. Should we do the same on the service provider’s hosted data domain?

– Any other best practices to keep in mind?

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NetWorker Module for Microsoft 18.2 Product Documentation Index

NetWorker SharePoint BLOB Backup and Recovery by using NetWorker Module for Microsoft and Metalogix StoragePoint

These technical notes contain supplemental information about backup and recovery of SharePoint Binary Large Objects (BLOB) by using NetWorker Module for Microsoft (NMM) and Metalogix StoragePoint.



NetWorker Module for Microsoft: Performing Exchange Server Granular Level Recovery (GLR) by using EMC NetWorker Module for Microsoft with Ontrack PowerControls

These technical notes contain supplemental information about using NetWorker Module for Microsoft with Ontrack PowerControls to perform Granular Level Recovery (GLR) of deleted Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes, public folders, and public folder mailboxes.



NetWorker Configuring SQL VDI AlwaysOn Availability Group backups in Multi-homed (Backup LAN) Network by using NetWorker Module for Microsoft

These technical notes provide the information that you need to perform Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group (AAG) backups by using EMC® NetWorker® Module for Microsoft (NMM) release 9.0 in a multihomed environment. NMM Supports SQL Server AAG backup from the SQL Standalone Server.



NetWorker Performing Backup and Recovery of SharePoint Server by using NetWorker Module for Microsoft SQL VDI Solution

These technical notes describe the procedures to perform backup and recovery of a SharePoint Server by using the SQL Server Virtual Device Interface (VDI) technology and the SharePoint VSS Writer with NetWorker Module for Microsoft (NMM).

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NetWorker 18.2



NetWorker 18.2 Administration Guide

Describes how to configure and maintain the NetWorker software.

NetWorker 18.2 Cluster Integration Guide

Describes how to install and administer the NetWorker software on cluster servers and clients.

NetWorker 18.2 Command Reference Guide

Provides reference information for NetWorker commands and options.



NetWorker 18.2 Snapshot Management Integration Guide

Describes how to catalog and managesnapshot copies of production data that are created by using mirror technologies on EMC storage arrays.



NetWorker 18.2 Snapshot Management for NAS Integration Guide

Describes how to catalog and managesnapshot copies of production data that are created by using replication technologies on NASdevices.



NetWorker 18.2 Performance Optimization Planning Guide

Contains basic performance sizing, planning, and optimizing information for NetWorker environments.



NetWorker 18.2 Error Message Guide

Provides information on common NetWorker error messages.



NetWorker 18.2 Security Configuration Guide

Provides an overview of securityconfigurationsettings available in NetWorker, secure deployment, and physical securitycontrols needed to ensure the secure operation of the product.



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NVP-vProxy: File Level Recovery Failing with the error: Could not mount VMDKs … ServerFaultCode: A general system error occurred: vix error codes = (3016, 0)

Article Number: 502995 Article Version: 4 Article Type: Break Fix



NetWorker 9.1,NetWorker 9.1.1,NetWorker 9.2,NetWorker 9.2.1

vProxy based File Level Recovery failing with an error stating one or more of the disks were unable to be mounted on the Target VM:

159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2017/07/19 14:54:17 ERROR: [@(#) Build number: 160] Could not mount VMDKs [[FLR TMP Datastore name] Source_vm-MoREF##-disk-key-####.vmdk onto VM ‘FLR Target VM Name‘ (Target vm-MoREF#) filesystems: ListProcesses() failed: ServerFaultCode: A general system error occurred: vix error codes = (3016, 0).

The FLR process is unable to mount the listed disks because it is unable to contact the VMWare tools on the Target VM. According to the VMWare Vixapi programming guide the error 3016 indicates the VMWare tools are not running:

https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/vix17_reference/errors/errors.html

3016 – VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING

Guest tools is not running.


This error message can appear for a number of reasons:

  1. The VMware tools are installed but are not currently running on the target VM.
  2. The VMware tools are installed but are out of date on the Target VM.
  3. The VMware tools are timing out on the target VM causing the mounts to fail.
  4. The VMware tools are reporting an error on the target VM and are unable to complete the mount requests.

To identify and resolve the issue please check the following:

  1. Check the target VM you are attempting to recover files to and verify the VMware tools are: Installed, up-to-date, and are currently running.
  2. Check logs on the target VM for any instances of errors or warnings from the VMware tools.
– On Windows VMs the VMware tools will log to the Windows Event Logs

– On Linux VMs you can review the tools log for any reported issues. The location for the logs can be found in the tools.conf file located in: /etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf


If the VMware tools are timing out or posting errors please open a support case with VMWare Technical Support for assistance.

NOTE: The vProxy FLR timings were increased to allow the VMware tools more time to complete the disk mount requests during FLR recoveries.

BUG 294105 vProxy Increase tolerance for VM hang during FLR mount 

For NetWorker 9.1.x – vProxy version 2.0.2-39 and beyond

For NetWorker 9.2.x – vProxy version 2.1.1-44 and beyond

Workaround:

  1. You can perform a Virtual Disk Recovery to another VM and manually copy the required files to the target VM.
  2. You can perform a Virtual Machine Recovery and copy the files from the recovered VM to the target VM.

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Re: Is smtpmail distributed as standard with Networker? (specifically 7.6.2.1)

Bit of an odd scenario, so apologies in advance!

I’m investigating one of our servers which has a few scheduled tasks running on it, attempting to make use of a ‘smtpmail.exe’. The only reference to any smtpmail executable I could find with the same argument syntax, is the one in EMC networker (as seen in this thread), and there just happens to be an installation of EMC networker on this particular server, with the ‘Legato/nsr/bin’ directory in the PATH. Which seems a pretty good indicator that the intention was for these tasks to be using smtpmail from networker.

However, there is no smtpmail executable in the bin directory, and never having heard of EMC networker until today, I don’t know if it’s something that is actually part of EMC networker and has somehow been removed from this particular installation, or it’s something non-standard and the above thread is just a bit of a red-herring.

Thanks in advance for any insights!

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Is smtpmail distributed as standard with Networker? (specifically 7.6.2.1)

Bit of an odd scenario, so apologies in advance!

I’m investigating one of our servers which has a few scheduled tasks running on it, attempting to make use of a ‘smtpmail.exe’. The only reference to any smtpmail executable I could find with the same argument syntax, is the one in EMC networker (as seen in this thread), and there just happens to be an installation of EMC networker on this particular server, with the ‘Legato/nsr/bin’ directory in the PATH. Which seems a pretty good indicator that the intention was for these tasks to be using smtpmail from networker.

However, there is no smtpmail executable in the bin directory, and never having heard of EMC networker until today, I don’t know if it’s something that is actually part of EMC networker and has somehow been removed from this particular installation, or it’s something non-standard and the above thread is just a bit of a red-herring.

Thanks in advance for any insights!

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NVP-vProxy: فشل إجراء النسخ الاحتياطي فورًا مقترنًا برسالة “لم يتم تعيين حجم البيانات التي تم إسنادها إلى الوكيل”

يتم تكوين تكامل NetWorker VMware Protection مع جهاز vProxy. ويفشل التنفيذ الأولي لسير عمل VMware مباشرةً بعد بدء التشغيل. وتعرِض تفاصيل إجراء النسخ الاحتياطي وسجل إجراءات النسخ الاحتياطي

لوحدة التحكم في إدارة NetWorker (NMC):

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS [VM_NAME]: Searched all savesets, no complete saveset found. Perform full backup.

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS [VM_NAME]: Using backup mode ‘VSS’.

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS [VM_NAME]: Started backup with job ID ‘98641’ for save-set ID ‘8ae632f3-00000006-7f67e5fc-5a67e5fc-0382f4ec-501ec3bb’ on vProxy ‘[VPROXY_NAME]’.

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS The size of proxied data written has not been set.

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS Save-set ID ‘2120738300’ (client ‘[VCENTER_NAME]’: save-set ‘vm:5250eaf1-a2b0-9f56-947e-e78320b34298:[VCENTER_NAME]’) is aborted.

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS [VM_NAME]: Downloaded vProxy Session log file ‘C:win32appnsrlogspolicyVM ProtectionStaticVBA_DR98641-[VM_NAME]-2018-1-24-14-48-51.log’ under savejob 98641.

MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS [VM_NAME]: Backup failed.

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Re: Networker NetApp SaveSet Syntax

Hi all – I know this should be simple information to find, but I’m just not finding it in all the places I look. I have a NetApp Filer and I want to back it up of course. I have everything setup in Networker to do so, except the SaveSet syntax.

In my EMC days this was something like /root_vdm_1/volume/ etc, but I need to know the syntax for NetApp. I’ve tried many different combinations to try to get it to work, but the backups tell me there is no such file/directory.


Does anyone out there use Networker to protect a NetApp filer, and if so, could you share your saveset box with me so I can mimmick the syntax?

Thanks all

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