Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
nbsnapreplicate — initiate snapshot replication on a storage server
-backupid backup_id | -Bidfile filepath -cn copy_number -rcn replicate_copy_number -slpname policy_name -stunit storage_unit [-mediaServer media_server] [-priority number] [-v]
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\
The nbsnapreplicate command allows a copy of a backup to be created.
This command can be run only on the master server.
Use nbsnapreplicate to create up to 10 copies of unexpired backups.
- -backupid backup_id
Specifies the backup ID of a single backup to replicate.
- -Bidfile file_name
file_name specifies a file that contains a list of backup IDs to be replicated. List one backup ID per line in the file. If this parameter is specified, other selection criteria are ignored.
Also, file_name is removed during the execution of that command line interface (CLI), because the NetBackup GUIs commonly use this parameter. They expect the CLI to remove the temporary file that was used for the -Bidfile option upon completion. Direct CLI users can also use the option; however, it removes the file.
- -cn copy_number
Determines the copy number to replicate. Valid values are 1 through 10. The default is 1.
- -mediaServer media_server
Specifies the media server.
- -priority number
Sets a backup policy to run at a lesser or a higher priority than disk staging duplication.
- -rcn replicate_copy_number
Specifies the copy number of the snapshot replication. The copy number is the operation index value of the storage lifecycle policy replication operation plus 100.
- -slp_name policy_name
Specifies the storage lifecycle policy name of the duplicated file.
- -stunit storage_unit
Specifies the storage unit.
Selects the verbose mode. When you specify the debug logs or progress logs, the output includes more information.
Example 1 - List backups with a copy number of 1. They were backed up by the policy that is named
stdpol, and created between July 1, 2009, and August 1, 2009.
# nbsnapreplicate -cn 1
Example 2 - Create a duplicate copy of the backup IDs in file name
plum. It duplicates copy 1 to copy 5 on storage unit Tape_stu of pool Pool1.
# nbsnapreplicate -Bidfile plum dstunit Tape_stu -dp Pool1 -cn 1 -dcn 5