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monitor backup process

Created: 02 Jul 2013 • Updated: 25 Aug 2013 | 9 comments
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I wanted to monitor backup progress. sometimes, backup jobs are stuck without any progres in amount of data written. I wanted monitor such instances and send out notification. can anyone tell me how to design solution for this

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inn_kam's picture

DOCUMENTATION: How to configure email notifications for Windows clients using BLAT and nbmail.cmd in Veritas NetBackup (tm)

Article:TECH24110  |  Created: 2010-01-14  |  Updated: 2011-04-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH24110
inn_kam's picture
How to configure Symantec NetBackup (tm) to send email notification only when a job fails
Article:TECH18724  |  Created: 2002-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-05-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH18724
somesh_p's picture

That is when backup job fails. But, I wanted to see the progress of backup. if the amount of data written is progressing or not. sometimes, I notice backup job is in running without actually writing anything to media. how can i detect such scenarios. Or is there any nbu timeout parameter that we can set so that job fails immediately with in reasonable time out period if there is progress in backup

Nicolai's picture

OpsCenter may help to a certain extend - try it out. If you have specific issues you want to monitor you have to write custom scripts.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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somesh_p's picture

yeah..wanted to write custom scripts. what commands can I use to see the active jobs list in activity monitor

Nicolai's picture

try "bpdbjobs"

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO72644

The output from bpdbjobs -all_columns is scripting frindly. If you can write scripts in Perl it will be a no-brainer. Bash/Ksh with awk/sed can do the same.

field2=backup

field3=active

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Marianne's picture

See this recent post for a script that will report on jobs that are active for more than 24 hours:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/we-have-1500-clients-our-backup-rotation#/comment-8874651

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

Nicolai's picture

There is a perl version of the same script mentioned by Marianne here:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/email-alert-backup-running-longer-time

Maybe I should post it as a blog entry ???

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Marianne's picture

Please do!!!

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