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Created: 22 Apr 2013 • Updated: 31 May 2013 | 6 comments
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Hello,

I was looking at the output of the bpplclients command and I'm seeing some odd stuff. My question is how much does the information in the OS and Hardware colums matter? For example I see Items in the OS such as winLonghorn64Guest and windows7Server64Guest. No workstations are being backed up. Only Solaris 10, Windows 2008 R2, RHEL 5 and SELS 11 SP2 are backed up. I have changed some of the host info via the GUI. Other items don't match what is in the GUI.

My main question is do I need to fix this stuff, or is this not so important? How can this affect my backups?

 

Servers OS being used.
Solaris 10 (1 master server, 1 media server)
Windows 2008R2 ( 1 meda server, all other servers are VMs -ESXi)
SUSIE 11 SP2 (all servers are VMs -ESXi)
RHEL 5 (all servers are VMs -ESXi)
 

I have removed the hostnames because I'm not allowed to post them.

< sudo /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpplclients

Hardware         OS                       Client

---------------  -----------------------  --------------

Solaris          Solaris10               
Solaris          Solaris10               
Solaris          Solaris10             
Solaris          Solaris10              
Solaris          Solaris10              
Solaris          Solaris10                
Solaris          Solaris10                
Windows-x64      Windows2008            
Windows-x64      Windows2008             
Solaris          Solaris10                
Solaris          Solaris10                
Linux            SuSE2.6.16              
vmx-07           winLonghorn64Guest     
vmx-07           winLonghorn64Guest       
Windows-x64      Windows2008           
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008             
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Solaris          Solaris10                
Linux            SuSE2.6.16               
Linux            SuSE2.6.16               
Solaris          Solaris10               
vmx-07           other26xLinux64Guest    
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest  
Windows-x64      WindowsVista            
Windows-x64      WindowsVista            
Windows-x64      Windows2008             
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest   
Windows-x64      Windows2008             
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest   
Windows-x86      Windows2008             
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008            
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008           
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest   
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest    
vmx-07           winNetStandardGuest      
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest    
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest    
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest    
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest    
Windows-x64      Windows2008              
Windows-x64      Windows2008            
Windows-x64      Windows2008             
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest   
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest    
vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest   
Solaris          Solaris10               
Solaris          Solaris10               
Solaris          Solaris10               
Linux            SuSE2.6.16             
Solaris          Solaris10               
Solaris          Solaris10              
Solaris          Solaris10               
Solaris          Solaris10               
NDMP             NDMP                  
Linux            SuSE2.6.16               
Solaris          SunOS                   
Solaris          Solaris10            

Operating Systems:

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mph999's picture

I'm thinking that we only really use this info if doing a push install of the client software out to the server, but there could be a reason I haven't yet thought of ...

That said ....

Do the backups work

Do restores work 

If the answer is yes to both, then it would be reasonable to suggest that the important bits work, and if there is anything I haven't thought of, it is perhaps not too important.

If I think of anything, I'll report back ...

martin

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
Dyneshia's picture

I would have to agree with mph999.  In addtion vmx-07  is vmware. 

Please see http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44451

 

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

 

Abhishek Tomar's picture

OS does not matter in backup and restore. Its policy type and client name .

Hope it helps!

 

cyberninja's picture

mph999,

I was looking at this file because we just updated NetBackup from 7.1 to 7.5. Are backups work for the most part. Some of the Windows servers that fail offten, also have wrong info in the above command. For example list below and some of the servers that act up and what they are.

vmx-07           windows7Server64Guest  sqlserver
vmx-07           winLonghorn64Guest  exchange server

Dyneshia,

I'm reading the links you posted. Thanks

LucSkywalker1957's picture

I pretty much only use it to install and update client software.

mph999's picture

I still haven't thought of anything else.

A while back I configured a test server from the command line, I couldn't remember the exact syntax for 'linux' when configuring a client so just stuck it as solaris, it worked.

Hence my suggestion that I don't think it matters.

Howabout you correct a couple of the servers that fail, do they then work ?  ... I certainly don;t mind being proved wrong if it gets the issue fixed.

What is the error that these clients fail with ?

I just noticed you said these clients 'fail often' - that would suggest they sometimes work.  I would image that if this slight config issue was having an effect, they would fail 100% of the time.

Martin

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
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