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

About rolling over unified log files

To prevent log files from becoming too large, or to control when or how often logs are created, you can set a log rollover option. When a file size or time setting is reached, the current log file is closed. New log messages for the logging process are written or "rolled over" to a new log file.

See About log retention in NetBackup.

You can set log file rollover to occur based on file size, time of day, or elapsed time. Set the conditions by using the vxlogcfg command with the options described in Table: vxlogcfg options that control the rollover of the unified log files.

Table: vxlogcfg options that control the rollover of the unified log files

Option

Description

MaxLogFileSizeKB

Specifies the maximum size that is allowed for the log file (in kilobytes) before rollover occurs, if the RolloverMode is set to FileSize.

RolloverAtLocalTime

Specifies the time of day at which the log file is rolled over, if the RolloverMode is set to LocalTime.

RolloverPeriodInSeconds

Specifies a period of time in seconds after which the log file is rolled over, if the RolloverMode is set to Periodic.

MaxLogFileSizeKB or RolloverAtLocalTime

Specifies that the log file rollover occurs whenever the file size limit or the local time limit is reached, whichever is first.

An example of the command:

vxlogcfg -a -p 51216 -g Default 
MaxLogFileSizeKB=256  
RolloverAtLocalTime=22:00

MaxLogFileSizeKB or RolloverPeriodInSeconds

Specifies that the log file rollover occurs whenever the file size limit or the periodic time limit is reached, whichever is first.

A complete description of vxlogcfg is in the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.

By default, log file rollover is based on a file size of 51200 KB. When a log file reaches 51200 KB in size, the file closes and a new log file opens.

The following example sets the NetBackup (prodid 51216) rollover mode to Periodic.

# vxlogcfg -a --prodid 51216 --orgid 116 -s RolloverMode=Periodic 
    RolloverPeriodInSeconds=86400

The previous example uses the vxlogcfg command with the RolloverMode option. It sets rollover mode for nbpem (originator ID 116) to Periodic. It also sets the interval until the next nbpem log file rollover to 24 hours (86400 seconds).

In the following example, the file names show the log file rollover with the rotation ID incremented:

    /usr/openv/logs/nbpem/51216-116-2201360136-041029-0000000000.log
    /usr/openv/logs/nbpem/51216-116-2201360136-041029-0000000001.log
    /usr/openv/logs/nbpem/51216-116-2201360136-041029-0000000002.log

In addition, you can use log file rotation with the following: