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Easier way to add multiple clients to LiveUpdate policies for NetBackup 6.5

Created: 30 Apr 2009 • 5 comments
DavidParker's picture
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Tired of manually entering every client in my environment to the LiveUpdate policies in NetBackup, I decided to see if there was an easier way to add more than 1 client at a time.

On a hunch, and knowing that the client listing for normal policies is a text file, I poked around to see if the same was true for LiveUpdate policies.
Sure enough, /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class_internal/ had a listing for all my LiveUpdate policies!

So, I just copied and pasted my client listing from existing, "normal" policies and added them into the LiveUpdate policy client lists.
And presto!  100+ clients added in 1 shot!

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MattS's picture


I was just getting into liveupdate on my test server and thought... wow this is going to be miserable adding all my clients to the policy.  Knew i couldn't be the only one. Thx again!


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deepakf's picture

Thanks for this trick. Saved a lot of time

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Alex Stade's picture

bpplclients -noheader -allunique | while read a b c ; do bpplclients lu_all_hosts -internal -add $c $a $b ; done

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tour's picture

 how do I add multiple clients into a normal policy in netbackup?

I really need to do this since it is taking a lot of time for me to add aproximately 1000 clients into one normal policy.
Is there a way to add a bunch of clients into a normal policy in a single one shot? instead of one by one?

...............ah... and this is for windows and not for unix

please help on this


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DavidParker's picture

You can still edit the files directly under Windows too:  <install path>\NetBackup\db\class\<Policy Name>\clients

However, the files are more than just the text name of the clients; there are flags and variables attached.  But, if all your clients are identical (and I do mean IDENTICAL), you could probably copy the flags/etc as well.

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