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Need Help on saving Backup Logs in Activity monitor

Created: 05 Aug 2014 • Updated: 03 Sep 2014 | 9 comments
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Dear All,

We are using NBU 7.0.1 on W2k8, and as per our Client policy we need to store Backup Logs in Activity monitor for 1 Year for Audit purpose and i did the changes in registry for the same to save the Logs in Monitor. Recently we had NBDB crash for our server and we reinstalled NBU and Recovered the Catalog succesfully and recovered every thing expect Activity Monitor Logs, so for the same i explained the client and he is ok with that case.

Here the problem is where does the Logs in Activy Monitor saves in Install path ? if i backup the same Logs to my backup Tapes, in case of loss of Logs if i restore the file to same location and rename the older log and restart NBU services does NBU shows me all the Logs in Activity Monitor ? could you guys please help me on this.

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Riaan.Badenhorst's picture

Hi John,

Please take a look a this post https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/res...

I would suggest that you rather use OpsCenter as it can keep and report on all these topics for much longer than NetBackup.

Regards,

Riaan Badenhorst

You need an OpenVision to see the truth about Backups. Restores are a plus. But that's just Semantics ;)

ITs easy :)

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john@12's picture

Hi Riaan,

we are using Ops center, but in Reports tab by default its allowing me to take only 3 Months reports, and comming to reinstallted NBU Master its giving only the 1 wwek Logs(we reinstalled on 1st August).

Marianne's picture

You seem to have a need for OpsCenter Analytics.

The mere fact that there is a need for 1 year reporting should be enough motivation to justify the purchase.

You can use it to report on more than one master.

To get back to your question - Activity Monitor is reporting from jobs database. Location is ...\netbackup\db\jobs. 
Not sure if the files in this folder will be of any use in its raw format if you should decide to back it up.

The 'error' database will probably of more use. This is where reports such as 'All log entries' and 'Backup report' are drawing from. This is stored in ...\netbackup\db\error' folder. The logs in raw format is still readable.

But... you really need OpsCenter Analytics.

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

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john@12's picture

Hi Marianne,

OpsCenter Analytics ? is different feature ? do we need to purchase it ?

RamNagalla's picture

OpsCenter Analytics is the lincensed verison of Opscenter, where you will have the more custome report and no limit for number of days to keep the logs..

you just need to purchage the license and apply it to the Opscenter. to turn it as Opscenter analytics

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Nicolai's picture

A addition to Nagalla post:

http://www.symantec.com/opscenter-analytics

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

If this post answered your'e qustion -  Please mark as a soloution.

Marianne's picture

Hey Nicolai, It was me who first suggested OCA!

John, yes. OCA needs to be purchased. It is licensed per client.
See the link in Nicolai's post for features.
If you have Capacity based license, it is included.

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

Nicolai's picture

My bad laugh

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

If this post answered your'e qustion -  Please mark as a soloution.

Riaan.Badenhorst's picture

OpsCenter Analytics comes standard with platform licensing. I mean really, who buys component these days. That is so mid 2000's cheeky

Regards,

Riaan Badenhorst

You need an OpenVision to see the truth about Backups. Restores are a plus. But that's just Semantics ;)

ITs easy :)