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Enhancement request - /usr/openv/netbackup/include_list issues

Created: 06 Apr 2011
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UNIX (Solaris): When using an include_list and restoring using the commandline (/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp), unless your current working directory is the same as where the files listed in the include_list reside or if the Search Path is set to the directory where the files listed in the include_list reside, you will NOT see those files listed in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp -> r -> b -> s (see the example below).

According to the closed Case (600-629-053) this works if using the GUI, but we've only every used the commandline.

The Case suggested to change the Directory Depth from the default 1 to a large number. However, this will list so many files that you will give up looking for the files you need.

This flows out of a situation we had where we had to rebuild part of a server and weren't always sure what we needed to restore. We forgot about the files in the include_list because of this problem. It would be great if the commandline would be matched up with the way the GUI does it.

# cat /usr/openv/netbackup/include_list
# pwd
# /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp -> r -> b -> s
this will NOT list /usr, so you won't know that there are files there to consider to restore.

# cd /usr
# /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp -> r -> b -> s
Querying server...

No items in the database match the specified search criteria.
Please check the path, date range, and/or directory depth.

Press any key to continue

# cd /usr/local
# /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp -> r -> b -> s
now all the files beneath /usr/local are listed.