Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
nbrbutil — configures the NetBackup Resource Broker (
[-cancel GUID] [-changePriority requestID] [-changePriorityClass requestID] [-changesettings name=value [,name=value],...] [-deleteSetting settingname] [-disablePerfMon] [-dump] [-dumptables -f filename] [-enablePerfMon] [-listActiveJobs] [-listActiveDriveJobs] [-listActiveMediaJobs] [-listActivePoolJobs] [-listActiveStuJobs] [-listOrphanedDrives] [-listOrphanedMedia] [-listOrphanedPipes] [-listOrphanedStus] [-listSettings] [-release GUID] [-resetAll] [-releaseAllocHolds] [-releaseDrive drive] [-releaseMDS ID] [-releaseMedia mediaID] [-releaseOrphanedDrive drivekey] [-releaseOrphanedMedia mediakey] [-releaseOrphanedPipes] [-releaseOrphanedStu name] [-resetMediaServer mediaserver] [-reportInconsistentAllocations] [-resume] [-setDriveGroupUnjoinable] [-setMediaGroupUnjoinable] [-suspend] [-syncAllocations]
- listPipes [-verbose] [-jobid jobid][-pipe pipeid][-pipeState PIPE_AVAILABLE | PIPE_UNALLOCATED | PIPE_CLIENT_ORHPANED | PIPE_SERVER_ORPHANED | PIPE_ORPHANED | PIPE_ACTIVE | PIPE_SHUTDOWN_REQUEST | PIPE_SHUTDOWN_READ | PIPE_SHUTDOWN_WRITE]
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\
The NetBackup Resource Broker utility sets up the following Resource Broker functionality:
List the allocations that the Resource Broker has handed out.
Release an allocation.
View the list of orphaned resources.
Display the jobs that use a particular resource (drive, media, storage unit)
Cancel a request that has not been allocated.
Set the Resource Broker tuning parameters.
Suspend and resume the process.
List all Fibre Transport pipes.
- -cancel GUID
Cancels the allocation request within the given identifier.
- -changePriority requestID -priority priority
Changes the request priority.
- -changePriorityClass requestID -priorityClass priorityClass
Changes the request priority class.
- -changesettings name=value [,name=value]...
Adds or changes the nbrb configuration settings.
The following describes all the -changesettings parameters:
RB_DO_INTERMITTENT_UNLOADS - When this parameter is set to true (default), nbrb initiates unloads of the drives that have exceeded the media unload delay. Drives become available more quickly to jobs that require different media servers or different media than the job that last used the drive. However, the loaded media or drive pair may not be available for jobs with less priority in the prioritized evaluation queue that can use the drive or media without unload.
RB_ENABLE_OPTIMIZATION - When this parameter is set to true, it serves as a performance tuning parameter for the Intelligent Resource Manager. This entry instructs NBRB to cache states of resource requests.
RB_RESPECT_REQUEST_PRIORITY - Possible values for this parameter are true or false.
When RB_RESPECT_REQUEST_PRIORITY is set to false (default), nbrb continues to evaluate jobs in the prioritized job queue. As a result, a job is likely to reuse a drive more quickly after the drive has been released. However, some lower priority jobs may receive drives before higher priority jobs.
When the parameter is set to true, nbrb restarts its evaluation queue at the top of the prioritized job queue after resources have been released.
RB_BREAK_EVAL_ON_DEMAND - When a high priority request appears, nbrb immediately interrupts the evaluation cycle. The request can be a tape span request, a subsequent request for a synthetic or a duplication job, or a read request for an optimized duplication. If required, nbrb releases and unloads drives before the evaluation cycle begins again.
If the RB_BREAK_EVAL_ON_DEMAND parameter is set to true (default), interruptions of high priority jobs are not allowed and the evaluation cycle continues.
RB_MAX_HIGH_PRIORITY_QUEUE_SIZE - Spanning requests and additional resources for an active duplication job are put in a special queue for priority processing. The RB_MAX_HIGH_PRIORITY_QUEUE_SIZE parameter sets the maximum number of requests that NetBackup allows in that queue. (Default: 100 requests.)
RB_RELEASE_PERIOD - This parameter indicates the interval that NetBackup waits before it releases a resource. (Default: 180 seconds.)
RB_CLEANUP_OBSOLETE_DBINFO - This parameter indicates the number of seconds that can elapse between the cleanup of obsolete information in the nbrb database. (Default: 60 seconds.)
RB_MPX_GROUP_UNLOAD_DELAY - This parameter indicates the number of seconds that nbrb waits for a new job to appear before a tape is unloaded. (Default: 10 seconds.)
This setting can help avoid unnecessary reloading of tapes and applies to all backup jobs. During user backups, nbrb uses the maximum value of RB_MPX_GROUP_UNLOAD_DELAY and the Media mount timeout host property setting when nbrb unmounts the tape.
RB_RETRY_DELAY_AFTER_EMM_ERR - This parameter indicates how long NetBackup waits after an EMM error before it tries again. The error must be one where a retry is possible. For example, if a media server is down. (Default: 60 seconds.)
RB_REEVAL_PENDING - This parameter indicates the number of seconds that can elapse between evaluations of the pending request queue. For example, a pending request queue can include, jobs awaiting resources. (Default: 60 seconds.)
RB_REEVAL_PERIOD - This parameter indicates the time between evaluations if an outstanding request is not satisfied, and if no other requests or resources have been released. (Default: Five minutes must pass before the initial request is reevaluated.)
- -deleteSetting settingname
Deletes the nbrb configuration setting identified by the settingname value.
Disables the Performance Monitoring.
Dumps all nbrb allocation and request lists.
- -dumptables -f filename
Enables the Resource Broker (nbrb) to log its internal state in the specified file name.
Enables the Performance Monitoring.
- -jobid jobid
Restricts the output listing of Fibre Transport pipes to only those used for the specified jobid.
Lists all the active jobs.
Lists all the active jobs for a drive.
Lists all the active jobs for a media ID (disk or tape).
Lists all the active jobs for a volume pool.
Lists all the active jobs for a storage unit or a storage unit group.
Lists the drives that are reserved in EMM but have no corresponding allocation in the Resource Broker.
Lists the media that is reserved in EMM but has no corresponding allocation in the Resource Broker.
Lists the orphaned Fibre Transport pipes.
Lists the storage units that are reserved in EMM but have no corresponding allocation in the Resource Broker.
Lists the information about Fibre Transport pipes.
Lists the NBRB configuration settings.
- -pipe pipeID
Restricts the output of Fibre Transport pipes to only those with the matching pipeID value.
- -pipeState state
Restricts the output listing of Fibre Transport pipes to only the pipes in specified state.
- -release GUID
Releases the allocation with the given identifier.
Resets all nbrb allocations, requests, and persisted states.
Releases allocation holds caused by allocation errors for drives and media.
- -releaseDrive drive
Releases all allocations for the specified drive.
- -releaseMDS ID
Releases the EMM and the MDS allocations that are allocated by the MDS with the specified identifier.
- -releaseMedia mediaID
Releases all allocations for the specified volume.
- -releaseOrphanedDrive drivekey
Releases drives that are reserved in EMM but have no corresponding allocation in the Resource Broker.
- -releaseOrphanedMedia mediakey
Releases media that are reserved in EMM but have no corresponding allocation in the Resource Broker.
Releases the orphaned Fibre Transport pipes.
- -releaseOrphanedStu name
Releases the storage units that are reserved in EMM but have no corresponding allocation in the Resource Broker.
- -resetMediaServer mediaserver
Resets all nbrb EMM and MDS allocations that are related to ltid on the media server.
Reports inconsistent allocation between the Resource Broker and MDS.
Resumes the Resource Broker (nbrb) processing.
Disables the future job from joining the group for this drive.
Disables the future job from joining the group for this media.
Suspends the Resource Broker (nbrb) processing.
Syncs up any allocation difference between the Resource Broker and MDS.
Provides a more detailed information for Fibre Transport pipes.