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Netbackup command to find data backed up on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Created: 24 May 2010 | 6 comments

Can any one help me find the right combination of   "bperror -backstat ......"

so that  the output would be the data backed up on a daily , weekly and monthly basis from Netbackup 6.5

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Ed Wilts's picture

This is not a trivial problem since NetBackup by default won't keep data that long.  If you need data that old, you'll either need to collect it yourself or purchase a commercial product that will collect that for you.

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Marianne's picture

bpimagelist will be able to report on backups for as long as the images are valid (not expired).
Have a look at:
bpimagelist [-client <client-name>] -d <start-date> -e <end-date> -U

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Ed Wilts's picture

bperror -backstat is used to report on the status of the jobs.  bpimagelist will give you information on a valid image but it won't help with what the original poster wanted.

If you want to know if a job ran 60 days ago and failed, there is nothing in NetBackup out of the box that will give you that information.
If you want to know that a job successfully ran 60 days ago but the images expired 30 days ago, there is nothing in NetBackup out of the box that will give you this either.

NetBackup's built-in reporting is good enough for what's happening right now or over the last few days.  It's very bad at any sort of trending or auditing of successful/failed jobs that happened more than a few days ago.

Personally, I run Aptare's StorageConsole product.  It certainly addresses the original poster's request and a lot more.  There are other 3rd party tools that will do it too.

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Marianne's picture

Hi Ed, what the original poster asked for was, in his own words "output would be the data backed up".
I believe that bpimagelist will give exactly that.
You will agree that 'bperror - backstat' merely gives backup status...

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Cynthia Christensen's picture

If you have a Unix master server, I've got a script that will give you the total backup jobs & total volume, total volume by client, and total volume by policy.  You can set the # of hours - so you could just have three scripts, one for daily, one for weekly, one for monthly.  I cron mine and have it email me the daily report every morning.