Article:HOWTO43679  |  Created: 2011-03-07  |  Updated: 2011-03-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO43679
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bppllist — list policy information


bppllist [policyname] [-L | -l | -U] [-allpolicies] [-inventory] [-M master_server,...] [-hwos] [-byclient client] [-keyword "keyword phrase"] [-verbose] [generation -generation]

On UNIX and Linux systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/

On Windows systems, the directory path to this command is <install_path>\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\


bppllist lists policies within the NetBackup database.

Any authorized users can initiate this command.

For more information about NetBackup authorization, refer to the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.



Lists all policies.


Lists possible hardware and the operating system.


Displays a full (long) listing.


Displays the information in raw output mode.

-M master_server,...

Lists the policy information for one or more specified master.


Displays information in user list mode. This listing is similar to the long-type list, but it has fewer entries.

-byclient client

Lists the policy information for all policies that contain the client indicated.


Creates an inventory of the current NetBackup policies and compares it to the previously created inventory. You can create touch file LOG_CLASS_QUERIES in /usr/openv/netbackup to log changes to policies.

The changes are logged in /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/PolicyQueries.log. The customer is responsible for the administration of the log file (periodic truncation, etc.).

-keyword "keyword phrase"

The value is associated with all backups created by using this policy. The keyword phrase can be used to link related policies. It can also be used during restores to search only for the backups that have the keyword phrase association.


Specifies the policy in the NetBackup database.


Selects verbose mode for logging.

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