[Veritas-bu] Fields for bppllist -allpolicies

April Kelley april.kelley at hostcentric.com
Thu Mar 31 01:37:18 CST 2005

There are two manuals, Veritas Netbackup 5.1 Commands for Unix and its counterpart Veritas Netbackup 5.1 Commands for Windows.  I have used the 4.5 and the 5.0 versions of both of these manuals as well.
Unix http://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/NetBackup_Enterprise_Server/268116.pdf page 58-64 is about bpdbjobs, and pages 63-64 state the formula on how to use the fields after 32.
Windows: http://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/NetBackup_Enterprise_Server/268194.pdf pages 59-65, and the examples are on 64-65.
I have a vbscript that every hour collects throughput data, backup size, retries, how long the job queued before running, and how long it ran.

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From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu]On Behalf Of Jeff Lightner
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 11:55 AM
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Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] Fields for bppllist -allpolicies



There have been a couple of responses saying to use the -U option.  Since I'd mentioned I'd read the man page I didn't think it was necessary to mention this didn't serve my purposes.  


Although the -U option does give SOME human readable information it does not have nearly as much information as seen in the output of the -allpolicies.   I'd really like to find what all the fields in -allpolicies output mean.  It seems silly that Veritas gives this output with no way of parsing it out for scripts which is clearly its intended purpose.


My desire for this information is I want to create a script that dumps the active policies and compares them to cron jobs we have running same to be sure that we aren't missing backups for certain DBs after they move as seems to happen here frequently.  Since I want to dump this the "active" though used as an example below is only one of the many fields I will want to use.



From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Lightner
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 11:33 AM
To: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Fields for bppllist -allpolicies


Basic question:

Where can I get a description of the fields seen for each line the output of bppllist -allpolicies?   


I'm running Netbackup DataCenter 4.5 FP 6.



When one does the above command it gives a result for each policy (class) such as:




INFO 0 0 0 0 *NULL* 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 *NULL* 1




RES sundance_L700 *NULL* *NULL* *NULL* *NULL* *NULL* *NULL* *NULL* *NULL* *NULL*


FOE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



Unfortunately neither the bppllist man page nor the Admin guide appears to detail the fields.  


By doing man on bpplinfo I did find a lot of information that seems to correspond.  Specifically it lists the INFO line seen above so it would appear the 12th field there indicates whether the policy is active/inactive.   


On looking through the archives I found confirmation for this in the post at: 



What bothers me about this is that both the original poster of that question and I are actually getting 22 total fields on this line (counting "INFO" itself as the first field).  However bpplinfo's man page only describes 21 fields (again counting "INFO").  Also the person who confirmed field 12 as the active/inactive flag gave only 20 fields in his example.  It seems there are variations the available fields for bppllist so I need to find out where I can get a definitive list to insure I'm using the correct fields as I script.  


Jeffrey C. Lightner

Unix Systems Administrator

DS Waters of North America



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