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How to get Services State for all MediaServers

Created: 26 Jul 2013 • Updated: 30 Jul 2013 | 8 comments


Does netbackup give us a way to get the state of the running services for the masterserver and the mediaservers ?

The view "Services " from Activity monitor is perfect, but i need to export that data into a monitoring tool so im looking for a command which could do that.

In the case it dosnt exist at all, i will need to check on all mediaservers the state of the services (from the masterserver with WMI), do you have a list of all services that MUST be running on a mediaserver and on a masterserver ?

Thx !

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ChAmp35's picture


installpath/veritas/netbackup/bin/bpps -s

or -S or -l

timmqlos's picture

I only get services running on my masterserver if I use bpps

Marianne's picture

It's all relative based on the role of the media server - OST, tape drives, MSDP, etc.

See these 2 TN's : 



Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

Anshu Pathak's picture

Creating a static script or tool to monitor the status of services is not a good idea. WIth every version of NetBackup there are new services which gets added.

Anshu Pathak

timmqlos's picture

I agree with you but seems the only solution i got since no command exists from NB to return directly the services and not the processes

Omar Villa's picture

For a more complete monitoring tool I will recomend u to use NBU OpsCenter is way more stable ok n this days and haves a very complete list of monitorig policies at different levels and multiple masters can be monitored from the same OC box.


Omar Villa

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timmqlos's picture

Ye were using OpsCenter but ye now will use Splunk to centralize all informations

Maybe there is a way to export that information from a OpsCenter report easily ?