DOCUMENTATION: How to adjust the Backup-ID column size or the Policy column size when running bpimmedia with the -L or -U options
|Article:TECH36016|||||Created: 2009-01-15|||||Updated: 2011-11-26|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH36016|
The BackupID column is being truncated when a bpimmedia report is run with the -L or -U switch (-l is fine).
By default the bpimmedia -L or bpimmedia -U commands will truncate the backup ID if it is greater than twenty characters (unlike the the -l output) . The default spacing allows for a nine character host name, one underscore and a ten digit ctime. The policy name will also be truncated if it is 10 characters or more. The column size can be adjusted by creating a SmeMsgs file on the master. This file can be used to control the number of characters NetBackup will display when running the above commands.
To duplicate this issue run the bpimmedia -L or bpimmedia -U commands. Any clients with host names larger than nine characters or policies with names larger than ten characters will be truncated.
# /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimmedia -L
Backup-ID Policy Type RL Files ...
Copy Frag KB Type Density FNum Off ...
netbackup001_1109139 my_policy INCR 1 1513 ...
1 1 320645 RMed dlt 54 495000 ...
The correct backup ID should be: netbackup001_1109139264
The final three digits are truncated due to a twelve character host name.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH36016