About unified logging

Article:HOWTO33248  |  Created: 2010-10-28  |  Updated: 2011-03-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33248
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About unified logging

Unified logging and legacy logging are the two forms of debug logging used in NetBackup. Unified logging creates log file names and messages in a standardized format. All NetBackup processes use either unified logging or legacy logging.

Unlike the files that are written in legacy logging, unified logging files cannot be viewed with a text editor. The unified logging files are in binary format, and some of the information is contained in an associated resource file.

See About legacy logging.

Server processes and client processes use unified logging.

See Server processes that use unified logging.

See UNIX client processes that use unified logging.

Unlike legacy logging, unified logging does not require that you create logging subdirectories. Log files for originator IDs are written to a subdirectory with the name specified in the log configuration file. All unified logs are written to subdirectories in the following directory:





You can access logging controls in the NetBackup Administration Console. In the left pane, expand NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Servers or Media Servers. Double-click the server you want to change. In the left pane of the dialog box, click Logging.

You can also manage unified logging by using the following commands:


Modifies the unified logging configuration settings.

See Examples of using vxlogmgr to manage unified logs.


Manages the log files that are generated by the products that support unified logging.

See Examples of using vxlogcfg to configure unified logs.


Displays the logs that unified logging generates.

See Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs.

The commands vxlogcfg, vxlogmgr, vxlogvieware located in the following directory.





See About recycling unified log files

See About rolling over unified log files

See About changing the location of unified log files

See About global logging levels

See Changing the logging level

See About using the vxlogview command to view unified logs

See Types of unified logging messages

See File name format for unified logging

See Server processes that use unified logging

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