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How can i check a backup since a netbackup client

Created: 14 Jan 2013 | 7 comments

Hello

I search a soluce to check a backup activity but since a netbackup client ? Is it possible because i can't use the command bpdbjobs to find it.

Best regards

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Marianne's picture

Are you looking for a command-line to check for Active backup for specific Client?

If so, Which NBU version? Which OS on Master?

On Unix/Linix, you can use something like this:
bpdbjobs |grep Active |grep <client-name>

If Windows, try 'findstr' instead of grep.

Else use filters in Activity Monitor.

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caribou90's picture

It's for NETBACKUP 7.1 on a UNIX client and a UNIX MASTER.

i know bpdbjobs but this can't use since Client ! and i don't find a command in NBU admin guide for a client.

Genericus's picture

Use GUI canned reports =

Reports

Client Backups

Set date ranges and Client name

Use filtering to get what you need

I suggest for some polices you use naming to separate parent from child schedules, makes filtering for parent jobs much easier!

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Genericus's picture

I am unsure of what you are seeking - you can also check the install\db\images\clientname directories

and find backups there.

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Genericus's picture

are you seeking to use wildcards in your searches?

On my unix master, /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images has a directory for every client with an existing backup, you can search that using wildcards, then run the bpjob command against all the results.

You should be able to grep for the client in the bpjobs, since the client name is part of the backupid ...

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Genericus's picture

Marianne is correct for active job, just use filter in console GUI.

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acsls 8.3.0
SL500 & SL8500 LTO5

Marianne's picture

Seems we all misunderstood.

OP wants to monitor backup from the client.
bpdbjobs is master server command only.

The only way monitor client activity is to check the process table using OS commands (like ps on Unix/Linux or Task Manager on Windows) and monitor log file (e.g. bpbkar for filesystem backup or dbclient log for database backup).
This will only tell you what is happening on Client, no Master or Media server activity.
You need Activity Monitor (or bpdbjobs) on the master server to get the 'full' picture.

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