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Created: 20 Nov 2012 • Updated: 22 Nov 2012 | 7 comments
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How can i configure my netbackup environment running on windows to sent catalog backup status.

Netbackup version:

Master server: Windows server 2008R2 Enterprise, SP1.

Thank you.

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Mark_Solutions's picture

firsly download and install blat on your Master Server (copy blat.exe to the system32 directory and run the -install command as per the blat readme)

Next copt the nbmail,cmd file from the netbackup\bin\goodies directory to the netbackup\bin directory and rename it to mail_dr_info.cmd

Next edit that file to put the correct name of your mail server and remove the rem from the line that starts with the word blat and ends in %4

All details in the Admin Guide

Hope this helps

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ankmah's picture

Login to Master server Console.

Host Properties-master Sever-properties-global setting--

Add the MAIL id where you want to recieve mail.

Need to install blat.make sure this should be configured correctly.

This will send you all backup status details excepting 0 and 1.

Mark_Solutions's picture

You should not need to add anything in the Master Server properties for just the catalog backup - if you do you will start getting emails for all failed jobs!

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Dolly's picture

thanks all for your contribution so far. @ mark, which of the symantec admin guide?

Marianne's picture

NetBackup Admin Guide I.

Look for these topics:

Configuring the nbmail.cmd script

Installing and testing the email utility

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

Dolly's picture

Mark,  Marianne and others thank you all for your wonderful contributtions. The catalog DR settings is working like charm. I have documented below all the simples steps that made it work. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR THOSE IN US.

======Installing BLAT in Netbackup========

1. Download blat email utility from

2. Extract the files to a directory on the master server

3. Copy the blat.exe file to the windows system32 directory.

4. From a command prompt, run the following command:
   % blat -install <server addr> <sender's addr>

Where <sender addr is : Netbackup admin's email

           <server addr is: email server i.e smtp server

5. Test the installation of blat by creating a text file C:\testffile.txt with a message and emailing it to the Netbackup Administrator.
   for Example:

   % blat C:\testfile.txt -s Netbackup_DR -to <sender's address>

=========CONFIGURING THE nbmail.cmd script for DR==========

1. copy nbmail.cmd file from:
   <install path>\veritas\netbackup\bin\goodies\nbmail.cmd
   <install path>\veritas\netbackup\bin

  Note: rename a copy of nbmail.cmd to mail_dr_info.cmd in /bin

2. use a text editor to open mail_dr_info.cmd and edit the following 5 lines to below. remove the @REM:

     IF "%~4"=="" (

     blat %3 -s %2 -t %1 -i NetBackup  -server <smtp server addr>  -q
     ) ELSE (
     blat %3 -s %2 -t %1 -i NetBackup  -server <smtp server addr> -q -attach %4

Dolly's picture

Hello every one, am trying to deploy this notification on my master server windows 2003, SP1. But having problem editing and saving the .cmd extension. Does any one know how i can successfully edit and save the .cmd files? In windows 2008, this wasnt the case. Thank you.