Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
bpgetconfig — get configuration information
-M master [-x | -X | -d | -D] [config_item ...]
[-u | -h] [-x | -X | -d | -D] [config_item ...]
-g server [-L | -U | -l] [-c] [-A]
-s server [-L | -U | -l] [-c] [-A]
-i | -e filename client [policy [schedule]]
On UNIX systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/
On Windows systems, the directory path to this command is <install_path>\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\
bpgetconfig can be used as a stand-alone program or as a helper program for the backuptrace and the restoretrace commands to obtain configuration information. This command is available for all NetBackup server platforms. It displays the configuration information of a specified server in various formats.
bpgetconfig also retrieves general host information from a specified host server by using the -g or -s option.
You must have administrator privileges to run this command.
Displays all available system information. The -A option can be used only with the -g or -s option.
Displays the ciphers, one per line, that are appended to the -g or -s option output. The -c option can be used only with the -g or -s option.
- -D | -d
The -D option returns a listing of configuration entry names, the existing configuration values in brackets, and the default configuration values in parentheses. This operation can be performed locally or remotely. The remote machine with an identical version of NetBackup is installed. The -D and -d options may be combined with the -M, -h, and -u options.
The following is a portion of a full display of all configuration items:
... REQUEST_DELIVERY_TIMEOUT  (300) DISABLE_SCSI_RESERVE [NO] (NO) Time_Overlap  (60) Buffer_Size  (16) Use_Archive_Bit [YES] (YES) Perform_Default_Search [YES] (YES) Accumulate_Files [NO] (NO) ...
The -d option functions like the -D option, except -d displays only the entries that are changed from the configuration defaults. The following is an example display:
... PEM_VERBOSE [-1] (0) JM_VERBOSE [-1] (0) RB_VERBOSE [-1] (0) CONNECT_OPTIONS [**configured**] () Exclude [**configured**] () Browser [host1.min.vrts.com] () AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN [**not configured**] () VXSS_NETWORK [**not configured**] () PREFERRED_NETWORK [**not configured**] () ...
- -e filename server [class [schedule]]
exclude_listfile from server and writes it to the location specified by filename. The policy and schedule qualifiers allow the
exclude_list.policyfile and the
exclude_list.policy.schedule to be retrieved. The files in the exclude list are excluded from being backed up.
This option applies only to UNIX.
- -g server
Selects the host server (server) for which the following general NetBackup information appears:
Master or Client
NetBackup Client Platform
NetBackup Client Protocol Level
Installed Path for NetBackup Bin
Installed OS for host server
Displays the default local host configuration.
- -i filename server [class [schedule]]
include_listfile from server and writes it to the location specified by filename. The class (policy) and schedule qualifiers allow the
include_list.classfile and the
include_list.class.schedule to be retrieved. The files in the include list are the exceptions to the exclude list. They are therefore included in a backup operation.
This option applies only to UNIX.
Displays a long, user-readable list. The -L option can be used only with the -g or -s option.
Displays a compact, machine-readable list. The -l option can be used only with the -g or -s option.
- -M master
Specifies the master server (master) whose host configuration appears.
- -s server
Selects the host server (server) for which bpgetconfig outputs the following field information:
Field 1 = Server type (master, media, or client)
Field 2 = OS type of the specified server
Field 3 = NetBackup client protocol level
Field 4 = NetBackup product type (e.g., NetBackup)
Field 5 = NetBackup version name (e.g., 7.5)
Field 6 = NetBackup version number (e.g., 750000)
Field 7 = Installation path to the NetBackup bin on the server
Field 8 = Installed OS for host server
Displays the tier information, one item per line, that is appended to the -s option output. The -t option can be used only with the -g or -s option.
Displays a brief, user-readable list (default). The -U option can be used only with the -g or -s option.
Displays the current user configuration.
Lists all configuration items by default. The -x and -X options may be combined with the -M, -h, and -u options. The -x and -X options have no effect if one or more configuration items are specified on the command line.
If config_item is specified, it appears on the specified configuration items.
Excludes the items not explicitly listed in the configuration.
Example 1 - Retrieve the VERSIONINFO option setting from the bp.conf file.
# bpgetconfig VERSIONINFO VERSIONINFO = "SunOS" "5.9" "Unknown" "NetBackup" "7.0" 700000
Example 2 - Retrieve all available system information and display a long, user-readable list.
# bpgetconfig -s hagar -A -L Client/Master = Master NetBackup Client Platform = Solaris9 NetBackup Client Protocol Level = 7.5 Product = NetBackup Version Name = 7.5 Version Number = 750000 NetBackup Installation Path = /usr/openv/netbackup/bin Client OS/Release = SunOS 5.9 Cipher = Patch Level = 7.0
Example 3 - On a UNIX system, retrieve the file
exclude_list from client
sun01 and write it to
sun01_exclude_list in directory
# bpgetconfig -e /usr/openv/netbackup/lists/sun01_exclude_list sun01