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NetBackup 7.1.x vxlogcfg error

Created: 19 Jul 2012 • Updated: 30 Jul 2012 | 7 comments
Frédéric RIGAL's picture
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Hi all,

We have a Master in with a Media Server (same version) which backup a filer in Remote NDMP.

Backups are doing well but generate logs growing very much (260 Go on a full backup from 14 To) each week.

I've tried to run following commands on Master server :

vxlogcfg -a -p 51216 -o 134 -s DebugLevel=0

vxlogcfg -a -p 51216 -o 134 -s DiagnosticLevel=0

vxlogcfg -a -p 51216 -o 134 -s LogRecycle=true

All is OK and I can see the result in the nblog.conf file.

But when I want to do the same thing on the Media Server, I've got the following message :

 v 1-8-0-5 An unknown argument -a was passed

Even if I try with -g instead of -a

I've found the following technote :

but it doesn't resolve anything.

Does someone have an idea?

Thank you

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Mark_Solutions's picture

Interesting that - perhaps NDMP logging relates only to the Master Server - dont see why though off hand

The error not accepting the -a is strange unless it is not permitted on the media server (justtryied one and it did not allow logging to be setup - but different error to yours)

My other thoughts is that it needs a patch to log to (-c) or the correct license installed on the Media Server itself

Otherthan that have you tried using ndmpagent rathe than 134?

Don't know if any of this helps - just ideas that may point somewhere

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mph999's picture

Odd.  NDMP logging is ok on media, might need a license, not sure.

But it's complaining about te command, not the log

 v 1-8-0-5 An unknown argument -a was passed

Can you try the same command but on a different log

vxlogcfg -a -p 51216 -o 222 -s DebugLevel 0



Regards,  Martin
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watsons's picture

If you do the same command for other Netbackup process, such as -o 200 (nbrmms) or others, does it work?

When running vxlog* type of command, it always check and update this file: nblog.conf

Make sure the following is in nblog.conf:

# 134. NDMP Agent

Frédéric RIGAL's picture

Hi all,

Here is the Media Server's nblog.conf file contents :

# 134. NDMP Agent

I will try with another process to check if I get the same issue.


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Marianne's picture

Please compare media server's nblog.conf with the master's file.

I have seen this file getting corrupt and causing all sorts of 'weird and wonderful' issues.

If Master and media is the same OS, just copy master's good copy to the media server.

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Frédéric RIGAL's picture

Thank you Marianne,

I will try this and let you informed.

N.B. Licenses are ok on Master and Media


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Frédéric RIGAL's picture

Thank you Marianne

the solution you gave was perfect.

However, I would like to know why vxlogcfg command doesnt' work on the media server....

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