NetBackup™ Web UI Backup Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)

Track backup data size on your master servers

The Usage reporting application lists the size of the backup data for the NetBackup master servers in your organization. This reporting is useful for planning when you use capacity licensing. NetBackup gathers and reports usage and trend information on a weekly basis by default.

The data for the report is gathered by the scheduled runs of the nbdeployutil utility. Scheduled runs of nbdeployutil are enabled by default. For more information, see Scheduling capacity licensing reports.

This application also includes a link to the Veritas Smart Meter. This portal allows NetBackup customers to proactively manage their license use through near real-time visibility of consumption patterns.

Table: Policy types supported for usage reporting












Provided the following requirements are met, NetBackup automatically collects data for the usage reporting.

  • You use capacity licensing. Usage reporting does not apply to the traditional licensing method.

  • Only automatic, scheduled reports display in the web UI. If you manually generate capacity license reports, the data does not display in the usage report in the NetBackupweb UI.

    The following file must exist:

    UNIX: /usr/openv/var/global/incremental/Capacity_Trend.out

    Windows: install_path\var\global\incremental\Capacity_Trend.out

  • If you want one of your master servers to gather usage reporting data for other remote master servers, additional configuration is required. You must create a trust relationship between the master servers. You must also add the local master server (where you plan to run nbdeployutil) to the Servers list on each remote master server.

    See Configure servers list for usage reporting.

    See Adding a trusted master server.

Additional information

NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume II. Details on capacity licensing, scheduling and options for capacity licensing reports, and for troubleshooting information for nbdeployutil.

Veritas Smart Meter Getting Started Guide. Details on using Smart Meter to manage your NetBackup deployment and licensing. This tool provides accurate, near real-time reporting for the total amount of data that is backed up.