About NetBackup administrator capabilities

Article:HOWTO94411  |  Created: 2013-11-26  |  Updated: 2015-01-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO94411
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About NetBackup administrator capabilities

NetBackup administrators have superuser privileges and share a common home directory within a restricted shell. From this restricted shell, the NetBackup administrators can do the following:

  • Use a base command name, an absolute or a relative path, or a shell script as a way to execute NetBackup commands.

  • Have full NetBackup logging capabilities.

The following list shows the NetBackup commands that a NetBackup administrator can run with superuser privileges and the directories that contain the NetBackup commands.

  • /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/*

  • /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/*

  • /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/*

  • /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/*

  • /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/goodies/*

  • /usr/openv/pdde/pdag/bin/mtstrmd

  • /usr/openv/pdde/pdag/bin/pdcfg

  • /usr/openv/pdde/pdag/bin/pdusercfg

  • /usr/openv/pdde/pdconfigure/pdde

  • /usr/openv/pdde/pdcr/bin/*


Because there are NetBackup commands on a NetBackup appliance, it is possible that some of the command arguments are not supported.

The following list shows the commands and scripts that you cannot run from the directories:

  • Library files - The files that end with the .so or .so64 extensions.

  • Notify scripts - Scripts that contain notify string within the file name.

  • File list files - The files that end with the .filelist extension.

See About running NetBackup commands from the appliance.

See About running NetBackup commands.

See Creating NetBackup administrator user accounts .

See Deleting NetBackup administrator user accounts .

See Viewing NetBackup administrator user accounts.

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