OpsCenter may not collect all job data during its initial sync with a NetBackup master server, leading to inaccurate reporting.

Article:TECH212136  |  Created: 2013-11-01  |  Updated: 2013-12-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH212136
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Article Type
Technical Solution


Subject

Issue



Article History:
December 3, 2013: Initial publication
December 18, 2013: Article updated to reflect availability versions containing resolution

In OpsCenter, some job data may not be collected during the initial sync phase of NetBackup job data collection.

This initial sync phase starts after restarting (or disabling and then re-enabling) data collection from a NetBackup master server.

When collection of data is missed, it may result in inaccurate reporting in OpsCenter.


Environment



This issue affects the following products:

  • NetBackup OpsCenter 7.0 through 7.1.0.4
  • NetBackup OpsCenter 7.5 through 7.5.0.6

Note: It has been determined that this issue does not affect any release in the OpsCenter 7.6.0.x line.


Solution



The formal resolution for this issue (Etrack 3286282) is included in the following releases:

  • NetBackup 7.5 Maintenance Release 7 (7.5.0.7)

NetBackup 7.5.0.7 is now available - more information and download links can be found in the Related Article linked below.

In future versions, there is a change in the behavior of how nbsl communicates with the OpsCenter server such that if there is a break in communication, the data collectors will resync to the correct point in time to ensure that no job data is missed.

Workaround:
If it is unfeasible to upgrade to a release containing a resolution for this issue, please contact Symantec technical support, referencing this document ID and Etracks 3286233 and 3298566 to obtain Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) replacements containing fixes for this issue for NetBackup OpsCenter 7.5.0.6.

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Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value3286282
Description

dbvalidate shows no jobs for master server in OpsCenter



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