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Help identfying log to show tape scratch reassignment

Created: 12 Mar 2014 • Updated: 12 Mar 2014 | 7 comments
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Can somebody help me identify which log(s) show the expiration process of a tape and it's reassignment back to the scratch pool?

I was looking in the media manger logs (OID 111) but nothing jumped out at me.  I'm wondering if I don't have the verbosity set high enough.

Thanks,

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Andy Welburn's picture

Not sure but someone will!

I could be totally wrong here, but, the regular cleanup that NetBackup runs employs bpexpdate and looking at the man page for that indicates it may welll log such info in /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/admin.

Now checking the logs in there does show that bpexpdate is being run, but unfortunately we no longer employ tape media so I cannot verify one way or the other whether it will provide the exact info that you require.

Running bpexpdate -deassignempty manually does notify you of the media - maybe the log will too?

mph999's picture

I would start with  admin log, bpdbm and nbemm

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

Not easy to slog through but it gets logged to :

C:\program files\veritas\netbackup\db\error\log_13232333 (unix time name)

Entries such as:

1393441956 1 2 4 servername 0 0 0 servername bpexpdate Deassigned media-id DA0001 on host servername

Hope that helps

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Nathan Kippen's picture

Never would have guessed ....

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Andy Welburn's picture

Told ya someone would know!

Never would have guessed ....

..... that it would be in a folder called "error"?

Mark_Solutions's picture

I didnt know either - just dug around everywhere until i found it - LOL!

Fortunately my laptop doesn't tend to be too busy so the logs weren't huge!

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mph999's picture

Blimey, I didn't know that either ...  learn someting everyday ...

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