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Command line backup reports

Created: 13 Sep 2011 • Updated: 30 Oct 2012 | 8 comments
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Do you know if there is a command line binary that gives the same information that is given in the "Reports" of the Administration Console?

I want the backup time (start and end time), backup name, policy, bytes backup, etc.T

Thanks for your attention!



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Will Restore's picture

bperror -backstat  produces the Status of Backups report

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

vilhena's picture

Thanks wrobbins, but bperror -backstat doesn't give me the start and end time, neither backup size :/

I'm using bperror -U -backstat -s info, but still it lacks info!



Stuart Green's picture

DOCUMENTATION: The command line equivalents for running the NetBackup reports available in the NetBackup user interface

Tip: Get overview/document your NBU environment. Run 'nbsu' and review the output.

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vilhena's picture

All right Stuart! Thanks!

Still it lacks the elapsed time, do you know how to add that to the report?


Ricardo Vilhena

Andy Welburn's picture

the report?"

If you are still looking at the option of using bpimagelist per the T/N Stuart quoted & you want the elapsed time then, as an alternative to bpdbjobs, you could look at bpimagelist -l, but you're still going to have to do a lot of work with the output:

DOCUMENTATION: What are the different fields in "bpimagelist -l" output?

If you do want to look at the output from bpdbjobs in a UNIX environment, then maybe you could utilise COLDEFS to 'restrict' the initial output?

BPDBJOBS_COLDEFS bp.conf entries for UNIX servers

Andy Welburn's picture

You may need to do a little work to get exactly the info you want (awk/findstr)

DOCUMENTATION: In NetBackup 6.x and 7.x, what does the output of "bpdbjobs -most_columns" mean?

vilhena's picture

Thanks a lot, that will surelly give a boost on my awk skills, eheh!



Andy Welburn's picture

Yeah, there's a lot of info available but it never seems to all come in nice little parcels & frequently requires a little scripting to combine output from several commands & more than enough awks to keep you happy!