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Created: 06 Jan 2013 • Updated: 18 Feb 2013 | 4 comments
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Hi All,

I am new for Netbackup, And we are using Netbackup 6.5 server running in AIX, And i need to generate a report for the monthly backup  for current month and the last month report, using bpdbjobs command.

can any one help to extract the report for last 2 month using bpdbjobs,  or is there any alternate way to find it.

thank you.

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RamNagalla's picture


you may not find the months ago info from the bpdbjobs.

just use reports option in GUI


you can find different type of reports there, based on your requirement you can generate those for a specific time period.

PS:- Do you aware Netbackup 6.5 is out of support.

Ashish-Sharma's picture


I agree above comments

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Manjunath Rajanna's picture

First chek for how many days th keep log option is set in GUI.

Check Host Properties -> Master Server -> Clean-Up -> Keep Logs.

If it is more than 1 month option is set than you can generate the report for those many days using below command

bpdbjobs -report -M master_servers -most_columns -file pathname

Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

bpdbjobs get infromation from job DB, and retention period of records in job DB is defined by other settings - KEEP_JOBS_HOURS and KEEP_JOBS_SUCCESSFUL_HOURS. Both are set to 78 hours by default.

If "Keep Logs" is set large enough, use "bperror -backstat -U -hoursago <hours>" instead.

BTW, if you have to make log term report, it is better to deploy NetBackup Operations Manager(replaced by OpsCenter) or Veritas Backup Reporter(replaced by OpsCenter Analytics). But first thing you have to do is to upgrate your NetBackup to 7.x. 

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