NetBackup™ Web UI Backup Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
Platform: Linux,UNIX,Windows

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 provides the following benefits:

  • Ability to plan for capacity licensing.

  • On a weekly basis, NetBackup gathers and reports usage and trend information.

    The nbdeployutil utility has scheduled runs to gather data for the report (enabled by default). For more information, see Scheduling capacity licensing reports.

  • A link to Smart Meter. This tool allows NetBackup customers to proactively manage their license use through near real-time visibility of consumption patterns.

  • Reporting for the following policy types.














NetBackup automatically collects data for the usage reporting, provided the following requirements are met:

  • The master server (or master servers) are at NetBackup 8.1.2 or later.

  • You use capacity licensing.

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

  • The following file exists:

    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 the servers list for usage reporting.

    See Adding a trusted master server using NetBackup CA-signed (host ID-based) certificate.

Additional information

Scheduling capacity licensing reports. Details on capacity licensing, scheduling, and options for capacity licensing reports.

Veritas Smart Meter Getting Started Guide. Details on how to use 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.