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Created: 28 Jun 2012 • Updated: 04 Jul 2012 | 9 comments
mansoor.sheik's picture
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Hi,

What is the purpose of owner in activity Monitor? Does it related with auth.conf file user?

 

 

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Yogesh9881's picture

Owner in activity monitor means that backup job was owned by that specific media server.

 

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Andy Welburn's picture

it's actually a 'user'.

Displayed as column 'Owner' in Activity Monitor & the same under 'Job Overview' within the Job Details.

"Help" describes this as "Owner: The owner of the job" which initially doesn't appear to 'help' a great deal as all our owners are root - but that's because all our backups are scheduled, if I run a 'User Backup' of my PC it shows the owner as my AD account.

- so basically it's who ran the job, but not quite as "cut-n-dried" as that: a restore of the aforementioned User Backup through the same route as the backup itself is also owned by root & not the user who instigated it (me).

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Does it related with auth.conf file user?

Not really. The auth.conf file determines which users have access to which areas of the Java Admin Console & also the rights to perform which actions within same, whereas the 'Owner' is exactly that - the owner of the job.

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Yogesh9881's picture

Thankx for correction......yes

actually i confused between Media owner & Activity monitor owner

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Andy Welburn's picture

afterall that's what most of the 'ownership' questions are about (i.e. media ownership). In all honesty I had to amend our AM column layout to actually display the 'Owner' column as it contains no useful info for us so we leave it hidden.

mansoor.sheik's picture

Hi Yogesh/ Andy,

Thanks for your info.

How can we give Role Based Access to user in netbackup operations. I am meaning that if a user 'x' start the restoration. Is it possible to monitor his work ?

 

 

 

 

Andy Welburn's picture

but you can certainly restrict a users capabilities.

e.g. from tha Admin Guide wrt Java Admin Console & the auth.conf that you've already mentioned:

Capabilities authorization in the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface enables certain parts of the user interface to allow one to perform certain tasks
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To authorize users for a subset of Backup, Archive, and Restore capabilities, use the following identifiers for the JBP keyword in the auth.conf file
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For example, to allow a user (user1) to restore but not backup up or archive files:
          user1 ADMIN=JBP JBP=ENDUSER

mansoor.sheik's picture

Hi Andy

From your examble, if I login java console via user1 and start any restoration .  What i will get in owmer colum of AM. Is root or user1 ?

From your above note i find that it will show root.Correct me if i am wrong. 

Andy Welburn's picture

For some reason the restore process appears to be owned by root. I'm sure there's a valid reason for this but I'm not aware without doing a little more research.

There are auditting facilities within NB7.x and OpsCentre. May be worth investigating those, but not something I have any experience of.

Hopefully there will be further input from the other 'gems' on the forum .... M.M.M.?

mansoor.sheik's picture

Hi Andy,

Thanks for sharing your experience. Will look for some more input from others.