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Netbackup/Opscenter restore additional information

Created: 19 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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Two weeks ago I opened a question at symantec forum about reporting on restore information. (https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/rep...)

Every job of restore type has policy name field as 'UNKNOWN'.

Job ID

Server Name

Job Type

Job Status

Policy Name

Schedule Name

Start Time

Duration

Volume(KB)

Number of Files

Throughput (KB/sec)

Job ID

Server Name

Job Type

Job Status

Policy Name

Schedule Name

Start Time

Duration

Volume(KB)

Number of Files

Throughput (KB/sec)

10088  sn02001-bkp  Restore  UNKNOWN  UNKNOWN  Nov 28, 2012 7:18:43 PM  00:04:00  1,016,704  51 

People wrote many reasons for job type restore not storing policy name information. Some of the reasons pointed by people:

1) "As you say you *can* specify which backup to do the restore from, but you can *also* select multiple backups - maybe it's because of the latter potential that NB does not report which policy/schedule it's restoring from i.e. it cannot report if restoring from multiple policies/schedules therefore the coding is not present to allow it to report if restoring from a single policy/schedule."

2) "The files backed up exist as a result of a policy that ran but the restore job does not use a policy, it is just a user directed activity and so as such the restore job does not have a policy - so i would say that a restore job would not have an associated policy."

It all started because my need of creating some a restore report grouped by policy name. For example I would like to know all the restores database machines have done lately, all restores network machines have done and so on.

Maybe the case of selecting multiple backups could be solved storing multiples policies names.

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mansoor.sheik's picture

Hi Idias,

Agreeing with you. It would be good if we have a Policy Name in Restore job too.

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