Veritas NetBackup™ Logging Reference Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.0)
  1. Using logs
    1.  
      About logs
    2.  
      About UNIX system logs
    3.  
      About log retention in NetBackup
    4.  
      About limiting the size of unified and legacy logs
    5. About unified logging
      1.  
        Gathering unified logs for NetBackup
      2.  
        Types of unified logging messages
      3.  
        File name format for unified logging
      4.  
        Originator IDs for the entities that use unified logging
      5.  
        About changing the location of unified log files
      6.  
        About rolling over unified log files
      7.  
        About recycling unified log files
      8.  
        About using the vxlogview command to view unified logs
      9.  
        About query strings used with the vxlogview command
      10.  
        Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs
      11.  
        Examples of using vxlogmgr to manage unified logs
      12.  
        Examples of using vxlogcfg to configure unified logs
    6. About legacy logging
      1.  
        UNIX client processes that use legacy logging
      2.  
        PC client processes that use legacy logging
      3.  
        File name format for legacy logging
      4.  
        Directory names for legacy debug logs for servers
      5.  
        Directory names for legacy debug logs for media and device management
      6.  
        How to control the amount of information written to legacy logging files
      7.  
        About limiting the size and the retention of legacy logs
      8.  
        Configuring the legacy log rotation
    7. About global logging levels
      1.  
        Changing the logging level
      2.  
        Changing the logging level on Windows clients
      3.  
        Setting Media Manager debug logging to a higher level
    8.  
      Setting retention limits for logs on clients
    9.  
      Logging options with the Windows Event Viewer
    10. Troubleshooting error messages in the NetBackup Administration Console
      1.  
        About extra disk space required for logs and temporary files
      2.  
        Enabling detailed debug logging
  2. Backup process and logging
    1.  
      Backup process
    2. NetBackup process descriptions
      1.  
        Backup and restore startup process
      2.  
        Backup and archive processes
      3.  
        Backups and archives - UNIX clients
      4.  
        Multiplexed backup process
    3.  
      About backup logging
    4.  
      Sending backup logs to Veritas Technical Support
  3. Media and device processes and logging
    1.  
      Media and device management startup process
    2.  
      Media and device management process
    3.  
      Shared Storage Option management process
    4.  
      Barcode operations
    5.  
      Media and device management components
  4. Restore process and logging
    1.  
      Restore process
    2.  
      UNIX client restore
    3.  
      Windows client restore
    4.  
      About restore logging
    5.  
      Sending restore logs to Veritas Technical Support
  5. Advanced Backup and Restore Features
    1.  
      SAN Client Fiber Transport backup
    2.  
      SAN Client Fiber Transport restore
    3.  
      Hot catalog backup
    4.  
      Hot catalog restore
    5. Synthetic backups
      1.  
        Creating legacy log directories to accompany problem reports for synthetic backup
      2.  
        Logs to accompany problem reports for synthetic backups
  6. Storage logging
    1.  
      NDMP backup logging
    2.  
      NDMP restore logging
  7. NetBackup Deduplication logging
    1.  
      Deduplication backup process to the Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)
    2.  
      Client deduplication logging
    3.  
      Deduplication configuration logs
    4.  
      Media server deduplication/pdplugin logging
    5.  
      Disk monitoring logging
    6.  
      Logging keywords
  8. OpenStorage Technology (OST) logging
    1.  
      OpenStorage Technology (OST) backup logging
    2.  
      OpenStorage Technology (OST) configuration and management
  9. Snapshot technologies
    1.  
      Snapshot Client backup
    2.  
      VMware backup
    3.  
      Snapshot backup and Windows open file backups
  10. Locating logs
    1.  
      acsssi logging
    2.  
      bpbackup logging
    3.  
      bpbkar logging
    4.  
      bpbrm logging
    5.  
      bpcd logging
    6.  
      bpcompatd logging
    7.  
      bpdbm logging
    8.  
      bpjobd logging
    9.  
      bprd logging
    10.  
      bprestore logging
    11.  
      bptm logging
    12.  
      daemon logging
    13.  
      ltid logging
    14.  
      nbemm logging
    15.  
      nbjm logging
    16.  
      nbpem logging
    17.  
      nbproxy logging
    18.  
      nbrb logging
    19.  
      NetBackup web services logging
    20.  
      NetBackup web server certificate logging
    21.  
      PBX logging
    22.  
      reqlib logging
    23.  
      robots logging
    24.  
      tar logging
    25.  
      txxd and txxcd logging
    26.  
      vnetd logging
  11. Java-based administration console logging
    1.  
      About the Java-based administration console logging
    2.  
      Java-based administration console logging process flow
    3.  
      Setting up a secure channel between the Java-based administration console and bpjava-*
    4.  
      Setting up a secure channel between the Java-based administration console and either nbsl or nbvault
    5.  
      Java-based administration console logging configuration on NetBackup servers and clients
    6.  
      Java-based remote administration console logging on a Windows computer where NetBackup is not installed
    7.  
      Configuring and gathering logs when troubleshooting Java GUI issues
    8.  
      Undo logging

OpenStorage Technology (OST) configuration and management

The OpenStorage Technology (OST) technology uses a plug-in architecture, similar to a software driver, that lets the third-party vendors direct the NetBackup data streams and metadata into their devices. The plug-in is developed and created by the OST partner and it resides on the media server for use by NetBackup. NetBackup depends on the OST plug-in for a path to the storage server.

Communication to the storage server is through the network; name resolution on the media server and the storage server must be configured correctly. All supported vendor plug-ins can communicate over a TCP/IP network and some can also communicate to the disk storage on a SAN network.

To determine the capabilities of a disk appliance, NetBackup uses the plug-in to query the storage appliance. The capabilities can include deduplicated storage, optimized off-host duplication, and synthetic backups.

Each OST vendor may report different log messages. A review of the bptm log and/or plug-in log for a backup or a restore job is the best way to understand the specific calls made to the storage server through the plug-in.

The basic steps include the following:

  • Claim the resource

  • sts open_server

  • Create the image

  • write

  • close

  • sts close_server

The example of calls in a vendor plug-in log are as follows:

2016-03-14 09:50:57 5484: --> stspi_claim
2016-03-14 09:50:57 5484: --> stspi_open_server
2016-03-14 09:50:57 5484: <-- stspi_write_image SUCCESS
2016-03-14 09:50:57 5484: --> stspi_close_image
2016-03-14 09:50:59 5484: <-- stspi_close_server SUCCESS

To display the plug-in version, use the following commands:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpstsinfo -pi

  • Windows: install dir\netbackup\bin\admincmd\bpstsinfo -pi

To test the basic communication to the storage server, use the following commands:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpstsinfo -li -storage_server storage server name -stype OST_TYPE

  • Windows: install dir\netbackup\bin\admincmd\bpstsinfo -li -storage_server storage server name -stype OST_TYPE

To display the configured storage servers, use the following commands:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbdevquery -liststs -stype OST_TYPE -U

  • Windows: install dir\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nbdevquery -liststs -stype OST_TYPE -U

To show the configured disk pools, use the following commands:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbdevquery -listdp -stype OST_TYPE -U

  • Windows: install dir\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nbdevquery -listdp -stype OST_TYPE -U

To show the configured disk volumes, use the following commands:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbdevquery -listdv -stype OST_TYPE -U

  • Windows: install dir\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nbdevquery -listdv -stype OST_TYPE -U

Review the flags in the diskpool information, for example:

  • CopyExtents - supports optimized duplications

  • OptimizedImage - supports optimized synthetics and accelerator

  • ReplicationSource - supports AIR (replication)

  • ReplicationTarget - supports AIR (imports)

After the initial configuration of the diskpools, you must run the nbdevconfig -updatedp command as follows to recognize any new flag that the vendor added:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbdevconfig -updatedp -stype OST_TYPE -dp diskpool -M master

  • Windows: install dir\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nbdevconfig -updatedp -stype OST_TYPE -dp diskpool -M master

To manually add the supported flags, you can use the following commands:

  • nbdevconfig -changests -storage_server storage server name -stype OST_TYPE -setattribute OptimizedImage

  • nbdevconfig -changedp -stype OST_TYPE -dp diskpool name -setattribute OptimizedImage

You should also review the following flag for the storage server:

  • OptimizedImage - supports accelerator

To list the OpenStorage credentials for all of the media servers, use the following commands:

  • UNIX/Linux: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -dsh -all_hosts

  • Windows: install dir\volmgr\bin\tpconfig -dsh -all_hosts