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Created: 01 Jul 2014 • Updated: 16 Jul 2014 | 8 comments
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How to add some additional drive in current backup policy?

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NBU_nbu's picture

bpplinclude -help
USAGE: bpplinclude policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -L|-l
      bpplinclude policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -add path_name ...
      bpplinclude policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -add -f filename
      bpplinclude policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -delete path_name ..
      bpplinclude policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...] -delete -f filename
      bpplinclude policy_name [-v] [-M master_server,...]
         -modify {old_path_name new_path_name} ...

Unix

bpplinclude new_policy -add /usr/openv/

windows

bpplinclude new_policy -add C:\program*

FYI

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

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NBU_nbu's picture
UNIX and Linux systems:
# bpplinclude mkbpolicy -add /yap /y*
# bpplinclude mkbpolicy -L
     Include: yap
     Include: /y*
# bpplinclude mkbpolicy -delete /y*
# bpplinclude mkbpolicy -L
     Include: /yap
Windows systems:
# bpplinclude mkbpolicy -add C:\yap C:\y*
# bpplinclude mkbpolicy -L
     Include: C:\yap
     Include: C:\y*/y*

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Marianne's picture

Have you tried to open the policy in the GUI and add the additional path?

Please always mention or select OS on the master server.
Command line assistance is a lot easier if we know which OS.

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puneetagg's picture

OS - 2008 server ent.

I have not tried. Can you please arrange snapshot for this addition.

Marianne's picture

I do not have access to a NBU server at the moment.

Newer versions of NBU manuals no longer have screenshots, but I managed to find detailed steps as well as screenshots in NBU 6.5 Admin Guide I: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH52803 

See page 168.

1 In the NetBackup Administration window, expand NetBackup Management > Policies. 
2 Double-click the policy where you want to change the backup selections list. The Change Policy dialog  appears. 
3 Click the Backup Selections tab. 
4 To add an entry, at the end of the list, click under the last entry in the backup selections list, then click New. An edit box appears.
......

(See manual for screenshots and instructions.)

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Marianne's picture

Yes. It will work for all NetBackup versions.

The only reason why I mentioned the 6.5 manual, is because these detailed steps and screenshots are no longer included in newer manuals.

The only thing that you have to remember with W2008 is to always open the NetBackup Admin Console with right-click, run as Administrator. (Best to disable UAC.)

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