Setting up email notifications about backups

Article:HOWTO14655  |  Created: 2008-01-11  |  Updated: 2008-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO14655
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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 uses the mail transfer agent sendmail to send email notifications.

Install it from the following Web site and configure your environment accordingly:

http://www.sendmail.org/releases

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 host properties be configured with email addresses:


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