About the Breakup Jobs option
|Article:HOWTO43272|||||Created: 2011-03-06|||||Updated: 2011-03-06|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO43272|
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 . To enable the Breakup Jobs functionality for master server versions earlier than 7.1, select the option from the Advanced Data Collection Properties section.
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.
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 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.
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