About the Breakup Jobs option

Article:HOWTO43272  |  Created: 2011-03-06  |  Updated: 2011-03-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO43272
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About the Breakup Jobs option

This section describes the NetBackup-specific Breakup Jobs option that you can set in Symantec OpsCenter Analytics while adding a master server. The Breakup Jobs functionality was earlier available in Veritas Backup Reporter (VBR). With the Breakup Jobs option, detailed file-level information like size and backup file count for each backup selection (associated with a NetBackup job) is collected and displayed as a part of custom reports in Symantec OpsCenter Analytics. The Breakup Jobs functionality is most effective if you have multiple backup selection lists in the NetBackup policy.

You can either enable or disable the breakup job option for master servers. When the Breakup Jobs option is enabled, OpsCenter collects a greater level of job detail at a file-system level. In addition to other job attributes, OpsCenter collects job attributes like size, file count, and directory name from the master server. For example, when the Breakup Jobs option is enabled, you can see how much data was backed up per file system.

You can enable or disable the Breakup Jobs functionality for master server versions earlier than 7.1. The Breakup Jobs option can be enabled or disabled while adding a master server from Settings > Configuration > NetBackup. To enable the Breakup Jobs functionality for master server versions earlier than 7.1, select the Enable Breakup Job data collection option from the Advanced Data Collection Properties section.

More information on how to enable or disable the Breakup Jobs functionality for master server versions earlier than 7.1 is available.

See Settings > Configuration > NetBackup > Add Master Server options.

The Breakup Jobs functionality is disabled by default for 7.1 master servers. To enable the Breakup Jobs functionality for 7.1 master servers, you must configure the scl.conf file.

More information on how you can enable the Breakup Jobs functionality for 7.1 master servers is available.

See Configuring the Breakup Jobs option for master servers.

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Enabling the Breakup Jobs option increases the load on the master server, the load on the Agent (applicable for master servers earlier than 7.1), and the time it takes to gather and load data in OpsCenter.

You can also configure the jobs for which you want to collect breakup job information. The job selection is based on the maximum number of files that a job backs up. By default, breakup job information is not collected for jobs whose file count is greater than 1000000. This applies to all master server versions.

See Configuring the Breakup Jobs option for master servers.

Review the following considerations with respect to the Breakup Jobs functionality:

  • The Breakup Jobs functionality is specific to NetBackup and does not apply to any other product.

  • The Breakup Jobs functionality supports the NetBackup master server versions starting from 6.5. This includes NetBackup 6.5, 6.5.*, 7.0, 7.0.1, and 7.1 master servers.

    Note that the Breakup Jobs functionality is not supported for NetBackup 6.0 MPx master servers (like 6.0 MP7, 6.0 MP5 etc.).

  • The Breakup Jobs data collection only happens for the jobs that are collected after you upgrade to Symantec OpsCenter Analytics 7.1. The breakup jobs data is not collected for the jobs that already exist in the OpsCenter database.

  • The Breakup Jobs data collection happens through image ID's. Symantec recommends that you enable image data collection for the master server if you want to collect the breakup jobs data. For 7.1 master servers, the image data collection happens automatically by NBSL.

    For NetBackup master servers before 7.1, you can enable image data collection while adding a master server.

    See Adding a master server in the OpsCenter console.

  • The Breakup Jobs option is only valid for the backup jobs and Archive jobs whose Job State is Done.

  • For NetBackup 7.1 master servers, the breakup jobs data is collected directly from the master server by NBSL.

    For NetBackup master servers earlier than 7.1, the OpsCenter Agent collects the breakup jobs data from the NetBackup master server. Hence if you have a master server version earlier than 7.1 (like 7.0, 7.0.1 etc.) and want to collect breakup jobs data for the master server, you must install the OpsCenter Agent. The OpsCenter Agent uses the bplist command to collect data from the NetBackup master server.

    More information about deploying the OpsCenter Agent is available.

    See About OpsCenter Agent deployment.

  • Data for the breakup jobs is collected from NetBackup after every 15 minutes.

  • The Breakup Jobs functionality applies to Symantec OpsCenter Analytics only. The Breakup Jobs functionality cannot be used with Symantec OpsCenter (free version).

  • If you upgrade from VBR to Symantec OpsCenter Analytics 7.1, the breakup job information from VBR is migrated to the OpsCenter database.

See Configuring the Breakup Jobs option for master servers

See Viewing the data collection status for breakup jobs

See About viewing breakup jobs data in custom reports

See About breakup jobs considerations


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