Setting up email notifications about backups

Article:HOWTO14639  |  Created: 2008-01-11  |  Updated: 2008-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO14639
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Setting up email notifications about backups

Email notifications can be sent to the client's administrator or to the global administrator, specifying that a backup was successful or unsuccessful.

The following represents the contents of a notification email:

Backup on client hostname by root was partially successful.

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C:\Documents and Settings

Before notification emails about backups are sent, the computing environment must be configured correctly.

NetBackup can send notification to specified email addresses about backups on all client or specific clients.

Choose one or both of the following notification methods:

  • Send emails about failed backups only.

    Send a message to the email address(es) of the NetBackup administrator(s) about any backup that ends in a non-zero status. (Server sends mail host property is enabled in Universal Settings.)

  • Send emails about successful and failed backups.

    Send a message to the local administrator(s) of each client about successful and unsuccessful backups. (Client sends mail host property is enabled in Universal Settings.)

Both methods require that the nbmail.cmd script be configured.

Configuring the nbmail.cmd script

Both methods require that the host properties be configured with email addresses:

Windows systems require that an application to transfer messages using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol be installed to accept script parameters. UNIX platforms have an SMTP transfer method built into the system.

See Installing the email utility.


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