You can use the NetBackup Administration Console to configure Vault. Alternatively, you can use the Vault Administration menu user interface on UNIX systems (initiated by the vltadm command from a terminal window). These instructions describe using the NetBackup Administration Console to configure Vault.
In some circumstances, you may have to use the Vault Administration menu interface to configure Vault, as follows:
The NetBackup master server is installed on a UNIX host that does not support the NetBackup Administration Console and your computing environment does not have a system from which you can run the NetBackup Administration Console. (The NetBackup Administration Console that runs on UNIX systems is a Java-based application.)
You have to connect to the UNIX system on which the NetBackup master server is installed from a remote system that does not have the NetBackup Administration Console. For example, if you have to connect to your network by using a dial-up connection over a telephone line, you may have to use a terminal window and use the Vault Administration interface.
The NetBackup Vault Manager (nbvault) manages Vault activity and arbitrates access to the Vault robot, vault, and profile configuration information. The NetBackup Vault Manager must be running at all times so Vault will function correctly. Because NetBackup Vault Manager arbitrates access, you can run more than one instance of the NetBackup Administration Console; if one instance of an administration interface or Vault command tries to change configuration information while another instance is changing information, Vault prompts the user to reload the information by using the Refresh option.