NetBackup™ Web UI Backup Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)

Configure email notifications

You can configure NetBackup to send email notifications when an event that is related to a job failure occurs.

To configure email notifications

  1. At the top right, click Settings > Alerts and notification settings.
  2. Click Email notifications.
  3. Enable the Send email notifications option.
  4. Enter the email information including the recipient's email address, the sender's email address, and the email sender's name.
  5. Enter the SMTP server details including the SMTP server name and port number.

    Provide the SMTP user name and password if you have specified the credentials earlier on the SMTP server.

  6. Click Save.
Exclude specific status codes from email notifications

You can exclude specific status codes so that email notifications are not sent for these errors.

To exclude specific status codes

  1. At the top right, click Settings > Alerts and notification settings.
  2. Click Exclude status codes.
  3. Enter the status codes or a range of status codes (separated by commas) for which you do not want to receive email notifications.
  4. Click Save.

Sample email notification for an alert

An email notification for an alert contains information about master server, job, policy, schedule, and error. Emails may contain other information based on the type of job. For example, for VMware job failures, details such as vCenter Server and ESX host are present in the email notification.

Example email notification:

Master Server:

Client Name:

Job ID: 50

Job Start Time: 2018-05-17 14:43:52.0

Job End Time: 2018-05-17 15:01:27.0

Job Type: BACKUP

Parent Job ID: 49

Policy Name: Win_policy

Policy Type: WINDOWS_NT

Schedule Name: schedule1

Schedule Type: FULL

Status Code: 2074

Error Message: Disk volume is down