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Created: 10 Dec 2012 • Updated: 30 Dec 2012 | 10 comments
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Hi ALL,

Do my Header files in the image database contains information about the storage unit and tapes being used?

What all it contains?

 

NBU 7.1.0.2

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Deepak G's picture

You will have all information about the backup image on the headers.

Please find the technote on the same.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH5584

 

 

 

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Andy2345's picture

This is my header file data.

 

 

PROTOCOL_VERSION 3
START_TIME 0
END_TIME 0
SNAP_TIME 1355148886
KBYTES 1
NUM_FRAGMENTS 1
COPIES 1
VERSION 7
CLIENT_TYPE 13
RETENTION_LEVEL 1
SCHEDULE_TYPE 0
COMPRESSION 0
ENCRYPTION 0
FILES_FILE_COMPRESSED 0
MPX 1
TIR_INFO 0
TIR_EXPIRATION 0
PRIMARY_COPY 1
IMAGE_TYPE 0
ELAPSED 20
EXPIRATION 1360505738
NUM_FILES 0
EXTENDED_SECURITY_INFO 0
REQUEST_PID 0
IND_FILE_RESTORE_FROM_RAW 0
IMAGE_DUMP_LEVEL 0
FILE_SYSTEM_ONLY 0
PREV_BLOCK_INCR_TIME 0
BLOCK_INCR_FULL_TIME 0
STREAM_NUMBER 12
CATARC 0
BACKUP_COPY 0
BACKUP_STATUS 0
JOB_ID 167
NUM_RESUMES 0
RESUME_EXPIRATION 0
PFI_TYPE 0
IMAGE_ATTRIBUTE 0
SS_COMPLETED 0
NUM_DR_MEDIAS 0
# FRAG: c# f# K rem mt den fn id/path host bs off md dwo f_flags f_unused1 exp mpx rl chkpt rsm_nbr seq_no media_subtype keep_date copy_date i_unused1
FRAGMENT 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 E:\BACKUP\\dell-PC_1355148938_C1_F1 dell-pc 262144 0 0 -1 0 dell-pc 1360505738 0 65537 0 0 0 1 0 1355148958 0
BACKUP_ID dell-PC_1355148938
CREATOR NetBackup
SCHED_LABEL FULL
FILES_FILE pol_1355148938_FULL.f
FILES_FILE_SIZE 347
HISTO_INFO -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
ESTIMATED_KBYTES 1
VM_TYPE 0
 
 
Above log does not show my storage unit details.
 
So header files have st.unit and media info?
Deepak G's picture

E:\BACKUP\\dell-PC_1355148938_C1_F1 = is the storage unit details.

The backup's seems to be configured on a local drive on dell-pc server.

 

 

 

Marianne's picture

Although image header files are in text format, they are not meant to be opened or read 'as is'.

Use bpimagelist with -l  (in conjunction with Deepak's TN) or with  -L option to give humanly readable output.

Please do this: run 'bpimagelist -L -backupid <backup_id>'

Carefully look at all of the output, then come back and tell if you found your answers.

 

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Deepak G's picture

This is the header output from one of my site. I used Puredisk and it list the media as aaabA (Default), media server VCB09  and the appliance used to back it up.

# FRAG: c# f# K rem mt den fn id/path host bs off md dwo f_flags desc exp mpx rl chkpt rsm_nbr seq_no media_subtype keep_date copy_date i_unused1
FRAGMENT 1 1 19460418 0 0 0 0 @aaabA vcb09 524288 0 0 -1 4 1;PureDisk;n5020-03;N5020-03_PD;PureDiskVolume;0 1346327123 0 65536 0 0 0 6 0 1345722878 0
BACKUP_ID vcb09_1345722323

mph999's picture

"E:\BACKUP\\dell-PC_1355148938_C1_F1 = is the storage unit details.

The backup's seems to be configured on a local drive on dell-pc server.

"

 

No, this is the media details, not the storage unit.

As was shown later, this field on another backup header showed @aaabA, which is clearly not a STU.

In the case of the backup going to tape, this would show the media id.

 

Andy2345,  

You need to read whay you ask.

You showed your header file and explained you do not see the STU details.

Then you ask ...

 

"Above log does not show my storage unit details.
So header files have st.unit and media info?"
 
Well, very clearly if you do not see the STU in there, it's not contained in the header file.
I am not sure why you ask what you have already explained ?
 
Martin

 

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

Agreed and Thumbs up  to  Martin.

even my understanding is same.. its shows only the media ID not the storage unit name.

Marianne's picture

.... and coincidently the exact same Server name and backup destination:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/when-i-am-taking-backup-my-laptopit-failing

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mph999's picture

Eh, so Nikhil has a basic disk storage unit path E:\dell-PC and Andy has a basic disk STU path E:\dell-PC as well ... fancy that  ...

I wonder if they both have policies called win23 ???

 

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