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

UNIX client processes that use legacy logging

Many UNIX client processes use legacy logging. To enable legacy debug logging on UNIX clients, create the appropriate subdirectories in the following directory.

You can use the following batch file to create all of the debug log directories at once:

Windows

Install_path\NetBackup\Logs\mklogdir.bat

UNIX

usr/openv/netbackup/logs/mklogdir

Table: UNIX client processes that use legacy logging describes the directories for the legacy debug logs that apply to UNIX clients.

Table: UNIX client processes that use legacy logging

Directory

Associated process

bp

Menu driven client-user interface program.

bparchive

Archive program. Also useful for debugging bp.

bpbackup

Backup program. Also useful for debugging bp.

bpbkar

Program that is used to generate backup images.

bpcd

NetBackup client daemon or manager.

bpclimagelist

Command-line utility that produces a status report on client NetBackup images or removable media.

bpclntcmd

Command-line utility on the clients that test NetBackup system functionality and enables Fibre Transport services.

bphdb

Program that starts a script to back up a database on a NetBackup database agent client.

See the system administrator's guide for the appropriate NetBackup database agent for more information.

bpjava-msvc

The NetBackup Java application server authentication service that inetd starts during the startup of the NetBackup Java interface applications. This program authenticates the user that started the application.

bpjava-usvc

The NetBackup program that bpjava-msvc starts upon successful logon through the logon dialog box that is presented when a NetBackup Java Backup, Archive, and Restore (BAR) interface is started. This program services all requests from the Java user interfaces on the host where bpjava-msvc is running.

bplist

Program that lists backed up and archived files. Also useful to debug bp. On pre-7.6 versions of NetBackup, the bpclntcmd command and the bpclimagelist command send their debug log messages to the bplist directory. On NetBackup 7.6, bpclntcmd and bpclimagelist send their debug log messages to the bpclntcmd and the bpclimagelist directory, respectively.

bpmount

Program that determines the local mount points and wildcard expansion for multiple data streams.

bporaexp

Command-line program on clients to export Oracle data in XML format. Communicates with bprd on the server.

bporaexp64

64-bit command-line program on clients to export Oracle data in XML format. Communicates with bprd on the server.

bporaimp

Command-line program on clients to import Oracle data in XML format. Communicates with bprd on the server.

bporaimp64

64-bit command-line program on clients to import Oracle data in XML format. Communicates with bprd on the server.

bprestore

Restore program. Also useful for debugging bp.

db_log

For more information on these logs, see the NetBackup guide for the database-extension product that you use.

mtfrd

These logs have information about the mtfrd process that is used for phase 2 imports and restores of the Backup Exec media.

tar

nbtar processing during restores.

user_ops

The user_ops directory is created during the install of NetBackup on all servers and clients. The NetBackup Java interface programs use this directory for temporary files and for job and progress log files that the Backup, Archive, and Restore program (jbpSA) generates. This directory must exist for successful operation of any of the Java programs and must have public read, write, and run permissions. This directory contains a directory for every user that uses the Java programs.

In addition, on NetBackup Java capable platforms, the NetBackup Java interface log files are written in a subdirectory that is called nbjlogs. All of the files that are in the user_ops directory hierarchy are removed according to the setting of the KEEP_LOGS_DAYS configuration option.