Veritas NetBackup™ Logging Reference Guide
- Using logs
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- About global logging levels
- Troubleshooting error messages in the NetBackup Administration Console
- Backup process and logging
- Media and device processes and logging
- Restore process and logging
- Advanced Backup and Restore Features
- Storage logging
- NetBackup Deduplication logging
- OpenStorage Technology (OST) logging
- Snapshot technologies
- Locating logs
- Java-based administration console logging
About legacy logging
Legacy logging and unified logging are the two forms of debug logging used in NetBackup. All NetBackup processes use either unified logging or legacy logging.
These top-level directories can contain a directory for each NetBackup process that uses legacy logging. By default, NetBackup creates only a subset of all of the possible log directories. For example, the following directories are created by default on UNIX servers:
To enable logging for all of the NetBackup processes that use legacy logging, you must create the log file directories that do not already exist, unless you use the Logging Assistant. For more information about the Logging Assistant, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I. The guide is available at the following location:
You can use the following batch files to create all of the debug log directories at once:
See the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide for a complete description about the mklogdir command. The guide is available at the following location:
After the directories are created, NetBackup creates log files in the directory that is associated with each process. A debug log file is created when the process begins. Each log file grows to a certain size before the NetBackup process closes it and creates a new log file.
As an alternative, you can restart vmscd after creating the directory.