Using the NetBackup Database Administration utility

Article:HOWTO34623  |  Created: 2010-10-29  |  Updated: 2011-03-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO34623
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Using the NetBackup Database Administration utility

The NetBackup Database Administration utility is a stand-alone application (NbDbAdmin.exe) and is located in the following directory:

InstallPath\VERITAS\NetBackup\bin\NbDbAdmin.exe

To use the utility, you must be an administrator with administrator privileges.

When you start the NetBackup Database Administration utility, you must enter the DBA password. If you use the default password that was used during the NetBackup installation (nbusql), you are encouraged to change the password.

The NetBackup Database Administration utility displays the following information:

Table: NetBackup Database Administration properties

Property

Description

Database name and status

Select either the NBDB or the BMRDB database to administer.

The list of possible databases is derived from the vxdbms.conf file. The vxdbms.conf file is located in the directory that is specified in the bp.conf file or in the Windows registry parameter VXDBMS_NB_DATA.

The database must reside on the same computer where the NetBackup Database Administration console runs.

One of the following status reports display for the selected database:

  • If the database is available, the screen displays Alive and well.

  • If the database is unavailable, the screen displays Not available.

Stop

Shuts down the selected database.

Start

Starts the selected database.

General tab

Contains information about database utilization.

See About the General tab of the NetBackup Database Administration utility.

Tools tab

Contains a variety of tools to administer the selected database.

See About the Tools tab of the NetBackup Database Administration utility.

Drive Space

Displays the amount of free space and used space on a drive. If the database files are on multiple drives, this view is useful to see which drive has more free space available.

The Drive Space dialog displays the following information:

  • Drive

  • Capacity

  • Used space

  • Free space

  • % Utilized

  • Space

Close

Closes the Database Administration utility.

Help

Provides additional assistance in the console.

See About the General tab of the NetBackup Database Administration utility

See About the Tools tab of the NetBackup Database Administration utility


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