Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
bpimagelist — produce status report on NetBackup images or removable media
[-media] [-l | -L | -U | -idonly] [-tape] [-d date] [-e date] [-hoursago hours] [-keyword "keyword phrase"] [-client client_name] [-server server_name] [-backupid backup_id] [-option INCLUDE_PRE_IMPORT | INCLUDE_TIR | LIST_COMPLETE_COPIES | LIST_OLD_TO_NEW | ONLY_PRE_IMPORT | ONLY_TIR] [-policy policy_name] [-pt policy_type] [-rl retention_level] [-sl sched_label] [-st sched_type] [-class_id class_guid] [-stl_complete] [-stl_incomplete] [-stl_name storage_lifecycle_name] [-M master_server,...] [-inter-domain] [-v]
-changelog [-L | -json | -json_compact] [-min_changelog_keykey] [-d mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss] [-e mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss] [-new_images] [-updated_images] [-deleted_images]
On UNIX systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd
On Windows systems, the directory path to this command is install_path\NetBackup\bin\admincmd
bpimagelist uses a specified format to report on catalog images or the removable media that matches the attributes that are sent from the command options. bpimagelist reports on the removable media if the -media option is on the command line. If not, it reports on the catalog images.
The bpimagelist -changelog option reports on records in the image change log. You can filter the report to only new images, updated images, or deleted images.
It writes its debug log information to the following directory:
On UNIX systems: /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/admin
On Windows systems: install_path\NetBackup\logs\admin
You can use the information in this directory for troubleshooting.
The output of bpimagelist goes to standard output.
Authorized users can run this command.
For more about NetBackup authorization, see the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.
For the NetBackup Accelerator feature, bpimagelist reports the amount of data that was transferred over the network for each backup. You can also configure the command to show the transferred data in the field that normally shows the Accelerator backup image size. For details, see the Accelerator topics in the NetBackup Administrator's Guide Volume I, the NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide, and the NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide.
The following are the bpimagelist options:
- -backupid backup_id
Specifies a backup ID to use for finding applicable images (applies only to the image list).
Reports on the records from the image change log.
- -class_id class_guid
Specifies a class identifier to use to select images. The identifier represents a GUID (globally unique identifier ). The bpimagelist command reports only those images with the specified class identifier.
- -client client_name
Specifies a client name to use for finding backups or archives to list. The client name that bpimagelist searches for is case insensitive. For example, bpimagelist displays images from
CLIENT. By default, bpimagelist searches for all clients.
- -d mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss, -e mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss
Specifies the start date and end date range for the listing. If these values are not included on the command line, the default values are as follows:
The -d default is the previous midnight.
The -e default is the current date and time.
The complete format of the start date and end date is as follows:
-d specifies a start date and time for the listing. The output list shows only images in backups or the archives (or data in the change log for the -changelog option) that occurred at or after the specified date and time.
-e specifies an end date and time for the listing. The output list shows only files from backups or the archives (or data in the change log for the -changelog option) that occurred at or before the specified date and time. Use the same format as for the start date.
The valid range of dates is from 01/01/1970 00:00:00 to 01/19/2038 03:14:07.
The required date and time values format in NetBackup commands varies according to your locale. The
/usr/openv/msg/.conffile (UNIX) and the
install_path\VERITAS\msg\LC.CONFfile (Windows) contain information such as the date-time formats for each supported locale. The files contain specific instructions on how to add or modify the list of supported locales and formats.
For more about the locale of your system, see "About specifying the locale of the NetBackup installation" in the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume II.
- -hoursago hours
Includes the images that were written up to this many hours ago. This option is equivalent to a specification of a start time (-d) of the current time minus hours. hours must be 1 or greater.
Produces an abbreviated list. For an image list, the list contains the creation time, backup ID, and schedule type of each image. For instance, if the list criterion is a window of time, the image list contains the following: For each image that is created in this window, only the creation time, backup ID, and schedule type of the image.
For a media list, the list contains only the applicable media IDs. For instance, if the list criterion is a window of time, the list contains only the media IDs that are written in this window.
The following options represent the criteria that determine which images or media are selected for the report. Where images are discussed in these options, media can be substituted if the report is a media report.
Displays placeholder copies of images that have been replicated from the source and replicated images that are pending import on the target.
Prints the data in json format and spans multiple lines.
Prints the data in json format on a single line.
- -keyword "keyword_phrase"
Specifies a keyword phrase for NetBackup to use when it searches. The phrase must match the one that was previously associated with the image. For instance, the -k option of the bpbackup or the bparchive command associates a keyword with the image when the image is created.
Generates the report in Long mode. For instance, for the Media List report, the report lists the information for each media ID as a series of attribute = value pairs. The density value is provided as both a descriptive term and a number. Long mode is the default condition.
Reports in Short mode, which produces a terse listing. This option is useful for the scripts or programs that rework the listing contents into a customized report format.
- -M master_server,...
Specifies a list of one or more alternative master servers. This list is a comma-delimited list of hostnames. If this option is present, each master server in the list runs the bpimagelist command. If an error occurs for any master server, the process stops at that point.
The report is the composite of the information that all the master servers in this list return. bpimagelist queries each of these master servers. The master server returns image or media information from the image catalogs. Each master server must allow access by the system that issues the bpimagelist command.
The default is the master server for the system running bpimagelist.
Specifies that the listing reports on the removable media that are based on a set of criteria. If -media is not in the command line, the report is on images, not media.
- -min_changelog_key key
Prints records with the specified log key and newer. Newer change log entries have greater change log key values.
- [-new_images] [-updated_images] [-deleted_images]
Limits the change log report to new, updated, or deleted images. The default condition is to report all change log images.
- -option option_name,...
Specifies one or more criteria for finding images to list. option_name is one of the following character strings in uppercase or lowercase:
INCLUDE_PRE_IMPORT - Report the images that completed phase 1 of an import.
INCLUDE_TIR - Report the images that true-image-recovery backups created.
LIST_COMPLETE_COPIES - Do not report fragments of a duplicate copy that is still in process.
LIST_OLD_TO_NEW - Report images by oldest to newest date.
ONLY_PRE_IMPORT - Report only the images that completed phase 1 of an import.
ONLY_TIR - Report only the images that true-image-recovery backups created.
The default is no restrictions on the selected images.
Searches for and displays the images that may be used for Oracle Copilot Instant Recovery.
- -policy name
Searches for backups to import in the specified policy. The default is all policies.
- -pt policy_type
Specifies a policy type. By default, bpimagelist searches for all policy types.
The policy_type is one of the following character strings:
BigData DataStore DataTools-SQL-BackTrack DB2 Enterprise-Vault FlashBackup FlashBackup-Windows Hyper-V Informix-On-BAR LotusNotes MS-Exchange-Server MS-SharePoint MS-SQL-Server MS-Windows NDMP Oracle PureDisk-Export SAP Split-Mirror Standard Sybase Vault VMware
- -rl retention_level
Specifies the retention_level. The retention_level is an integer between 0 and 100. By default, bpimagelist searches for all retention levels.
If you run this command on a pre-NetBackup 8.0 media server, you can only specify a retention level between 0 and 24.
- -server server_name
Specifies the name of a NetBackup server or ALL. If -server specifies a server name, then the images or media in the report are only those that reside on that server. The images also satisfy the other criteria that bpimagelist specifies. For instance, if -hoursago 2 is specified, the media must contain an image that was created in the past two hours.
The query goes to the image catalog that resides on the local master server. The master server must allow access by the system running bpimagelist.
The default is to report all media in the image catalog on the local master server, which is equivalent to the specification of -server ALL.
- -sl sched_label
Specifies a schedule label for the image selection. The default is all schedules.
- -st sched_type
Specifies a schedule type for the image selection. The default is any schedule type. Valid values are as follows:
FULL (full backup)
INCR (differential-incremental backup)
CINC (cumulative-incremental backup)
UBAK (user backup)
UARC (user archive)
NOT_ARCHIVE (all backups except user archive)
Reports only the images that the storage lifecycle completely processed. This option cannot be used with the stl_incomplete option.
Reports only the images that the storage lifecycle has not completely processed. This option cannot be used with the stl_complete option.
- -stl_name storage_lifecycle_name
Specifies a storage lifecycle name to be used when you select images. Only images with the specified storage lifecycle name are selected.
Displays in the list only the images that have at least one fragment that resides on removable or tape-based media. Any disk-based fragments in these images are ignored. If an image has fragments on both tape and disk, this option displays only the tape-based fragments.
Generates the report in User mode. The report is formatted. It includes a banner that lists the column titles. The status is a descriptive term instead of a number.
Selects the verbose mode. This option causes bpimagelist to log additional information for debugging purposes. The information goes into the NetBackup administration daily debug log. This option is meaningful only when the debug log function is enabled; that is, when the following directory is defined:
UNIX systems: /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/admin
Windows systems: install_path\NetBackup\logs\admin
Example 1 - Show the last time the media IDs available to the server had a backup image that was written during the specified time:
# bpimagelist -media -d 01/05/2012 18:00:46 -e 01/06/2012 23:59:59 -U Media ID Last Written Server -------- ---------------- ---------- IBM000 01/06/2012 01:06 hatt AEK800 01/06/2012 03:01 hatt C0015 01/06/2012 02:01 hatt 143191 01/05/2012 23:00 hatt
Example 2 - List all images that were written today:
# bpimagelist -U Backed Up Expires Files KB C Sched Type Policy --------------- -------- -------- ------ - ------------ ---------- 01/27/2012 01:08 02/03/2012 1122 202624 N Full Backup 3590Grau 01/27/2012 01:01 02/03/2012 1122 202624 N Full Backup IBM35pol 01/27/2012 03:01 02/03/2012 531 1055104 N Full Backup DELLpol 01/27/2012 02:01 02/03/2012 961 31776 N Full Backup QUALpol 01/27/2012 01:08 02/03/2012 2063 603328 N Full Backup IBM35pol 01/27/2012 01:01 02/03/2012 2063 603328 N Full Backup 3590Grau
Example 3 - List all the images that the storage lifecycle has not completely processed that were written today:
# bpimagelist -U -stl_incomplete -idonly Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:46 PM ID: escape_1323198226 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 12:48:22 PM ID: gordito19_1323197302 INCR (1) Time: 12/6/2011 1:02:42 PM ID: louisebl8vm1_1323198162 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:28 PM ID: monterrey_1323198208 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:10 PM ID: oprahbl14vm3_1323198190 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:11 PM ID: oprahbl14vm4_1323198191 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:12 PM ID: oprahbl15vm3_1323198192 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:17 PM ID: oprahbl15vm4_1323198197 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:02:22 PM ID: oprahbl8vm5_1323198142 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:02:41 PM ID: thelmabl1vm1_1323198161 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:02:54 PM ID: thelmabl1vm2_1323198174 FULL (0) Time: 12/6/2011 1:03:01 PM ID: thelmabl2vm1_1323198181 FULL (0)
Example 4 - List all the incomplete images that were written today for the
# bpimagelist -U -stl_incomplete -policy pem_torture Backed Up Expires Files KB C Sched Type ... Policy ---------------- ---------- ----- ------- - ------------ --------- 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 86 1632 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:02 12/12/2011 12 12512 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 5 32 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 3742 95936 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 3762 95936 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 8 64 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 9 32 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:02 12/12/2011 5041 223104 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:02 12/12/2011 6 32 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:02 12/12/2011 3559 95808 N Full Backup ... pem_tort 12/06/2011 13:03 12/12/2011 5 32 N Full Backup ... pem_tort
Example 5 - List the new and updated change log entries entered since May 2, 2012:
# bpimagelist -changelog -new_images -updated_images -d 05/02/2012 10:18:00 -json Image Change Log Key: 2 Backup ID: jumpmanvm2_1335967123 Client Type: Standard (0) Image Change Log Oper. Id: Updated (2) Image Change Log Time: Wed 02 May 2012 10:39:09 AM CDT (1335973149)