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NetBackup Policies - field to add a Comment/Notes viewable in the GUI

Created: 03 Aug 2012 | 6 comments
Stuart Green's picture
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A nice to have, and to supplement good documentation for auditing about policies, would be the ability to add a comment or note to a NetBackup Policy that would be viewable in the Administration Console GUI's.

I am aware there is a auditing tracking at the command level. But something more visible in the Admin Console.

This could assist describing a policy that has exclude lists or specific reasons for why this policy is implemented.

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Andy Welburn's picture

I think Bob was after something similar quite a while back - just little notes that you could add/delete etc at policy level as to why a backup is done 'this way', why that policy is deactivated etc etc etc

Similar notes at a client level could also be very useful.

***EDIT***

Here we: go https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/idea/popup...

Actually "In Review" apparently. Hmmm.....

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Stuart Green's picture

Thanks for the pointer. Well if Bob has asked in the past, must have been taken note of then!

Tip: Get overview/document your NBU environment. Run 'nbsu' and review the output.

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Andy Welburn's picture

Well it certainly got a lot of votes relatively speaking but it's from nearly 30 months ago - think I might try to shake the dust off it!

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Harpreet_Singh's picture

Hi All,

We are looking something we can extract the whole Netbackup Policy details in a excel file.

This will help us during the Audit and day to day task.

With Regards

Harpreet Singh

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Andy Welburn's picture

Don't envy you *that* task - there is an *awful* lot of information in even the most simplest of policies & as soon as you start to add schedules then the amount of information can be overwhelming.

Have a look at the output from bppllist for one of your policies .....

DOCUMENTATION: What do entries in the 'bppllist <policy> -l' command indicate?
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

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ejporter's picture

I have been wanting exactly this for years!

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