Creating a Vault policy

Setting up a Vault policy differs from setting up a regular policy in NetBackup, as follows:


Include one Vault command only in a Vault policy. If you use more than one command, the first command is initiated and the successive commands are interpreted as parameters to the first command. Failure may occur and images may not be duplicated or vaulted.

For more information about the vlteject and the vltrun commands, see the NetBackup Commands for UNIX or NetBackup Commands for Windows manual.

For more information about creating NetBackup policies, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.


If you create a vault policy by copying a regular NetBackup policy that has a client list configured, delete all the clients in the client list before you run the policy. If you do not, Vault creates one vault job for every client in the list even though the client is not used by the Vault job. The first vault job operates as a normal vault session; the rest terminate with a status 275 (a session is already running for this vault).

To create a Vault policy

  1. In the NetBackup Administration window, expand NetBackup Management > Policies.

  2. Click the New Policy button.

  3. In the Add a New Policy dialog box, enter a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the Add a New Policy dialog box, on the Attributes tab, select Vault as the policy type.

  6. On the Schedules tab, click New to create a new schedule.

    The type of backup defaults to Automatic Vault.

  7. Complete the schedule.

  8. On the Backup Selections tab, enter the appropriate Vault command for the policy.

  9. Click OK.

More Information

Ejecting media by using a Vault policy