When using Backup History to set the date range on a NetBackup Java console, status code 144 may be reported.

Article:TECH208236  |  Created: 2013-07-05  |  Updated: 2013-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH208236
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A NetBackup Java console is unable to browse Backup History (Backup, Archive and RestoreActions menu > Set Date RangeBackup History...) on master servers running earlier 7.5.0.x versions.  When trying to do so, a status 144 error (invalid command usage) is reported.


bpclimagelist: unrecognized option
                -first_fragment (Status 144)


Running the java console on NetBackup servers talking to older versions of NetBackup


The -first_fragment command line switch was added in NetBackup, but this switch should not be used with bpclimagelist and bplist commands called by Java console processes if the master server queried is at a version prior to - if it happens, status 144 is returned.


The formal resolution for this issue (Etrack 3245359) is included in the following release:

  • NetBackup 7.5 Maintenance Release 7 (

NetBackup is now available - download links and more information can be found in the Related Article linked below.

If this issue is experienced and immediate upgrade is not an available option, please contact Symantec technical support, referencing this document and Etrack 3245196 to obtain an Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) containing a fix for this issue.

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Description Java console unable to browse Backup History on master servers running earlier 7.5 versions

SourceError Code

invalid command usage

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