Veritas NetBackup™ Administrator's Guide, Volume II
- NetBackup licensing models and the nbdeployutil utility
- About NetBackup licensing models
- About the capacity licensing model
- nbdeployutil utility options
- Creating and viewing the licensing report
- After creating a traditional licensing report
- After creating a capacity licensing report
- Reconciling the capacity licensing report results
- Additional configuration
- About dynamic host name and IP addressing
- About busy file processing on UNIX clients
- About the Shared Storage Option
- About configuring the Shared Storage Option in NetBackup
- Viewing SSO summary reports
- About the vm.conf configuration file
- Holds Management
- Menu user interfaces on UNIX
- About the tpconfig device configuration utility
- About the NetBackup Disk Configuration Utility
- Reference topics
- Host name rules
- About reading backup images with nbtar or tar32.exe
- Factors that affect backup time
- NetBackup notify scripts
- Media and device management best practices
- About TapeAlert
- About tape drive cleaning
- How NetBackup reserves drives
- About SCSI persistent reserve
- About the SPC-2 SCSI reserve process
- About checking for data loss
- About checking for tape and driver configuration errors
- How NetBackup selects media
- About selecting media in robots
- About selecting media in standalone drives
- About Tape I/O commands on UNIX
NetBackup for NDMP Agent
The NetBackup for Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) Agent reports data using the accurate licensing method when capacity licensing is used. After the backup is complete using thepolicy for Network Attached Systems (NAS), the captures the size of data that the policy protects. The data is reported to the master server.
Accurate licensing for NDMP is specific to anpolicy type. This type of licensing collects the front-end data size (FEDS) based on the backup selections that are defined in the backup policy types.
Following are some of the directives, wildcard characters, and path names that are available as backup selections in the NDMP workload.
Thedirective provides a method to include all file systems and volumes on an filer in an backup policy. You can exclude specific volumes from an backup selection if you do not want to back up every volume on an filer. Use the directive for this purpose.
Thedirective is used when is enabled, otherwise it is ignored. In this mode, the following can occur:
The backup splits into separate streams in backup selections wherever thedirective occurs.
All file paths betweendirectives belong to the same stream.
The start of thedefines the end of previous the stream.
The last stream in the backup selection list is terminated by the end of the backup selection list.
A regular expression that contains the wildcard characteris used to match the NDMP backup selection for all volumes or folders present on the filer. However, regular expression matching cannot be used for files and is not supported for NDMP workloads.
If a filer has three volumes /VolumeA , /VolumeABC, and /VolumeDEF, and each volume contains folders with the name prefix Folder, then the following selections are valid:
/Volume* matches all the volumes that are prefixed with Volume that exist on the filer
/VolumeA/Folder* matches all the folders that are prefixed with Folder in VolumeA that exist on the filer
A regular expression that contains the wildcard characteris used to match the NDMP backup selection for all volumes or folders present on the filer. However, regular expression matching cannot be used for files and is not supported for workloads.
If a filer has three volumes /VolumeA , /VolumeB, and /VolumeC, and each volume contains three folders Folder1, Folder2, and Folder3, then the following selections are valid:
/Volume? matches all the volumes present on the NDMP filer with prefix Volume that have any single character after that.
/VolumeA/Folder? matches all the folders with prefix Folder in VolumeA and have any single character after that.
A regular expression that contains the wildcard characteris used to match the backup selection for alphanumeric pattern matching. A regular expression that contains the wildcard cannot be used for files and is not supported for workloads.
/fs[1-9] matches all paths that begin with the literal characters /fs and end with any single numeric character from 1 through 9.
For example, /fs1, /fs2, and so on up to /fs9 match the specified pattern /fs[1-9]. However, /fs0 and /fsa do not match the specified pattern.
/vol/ndmp[0-9] matches any volume name that begins with /vol/ndmp and ends with a single numeric character 0 through 9.
/vol/ndmp[0-9][0-9] matches any volume name that begins with /vol/ndmp and ends with the two-digit numeric characters 00 through 99.
/vol/ndmp[0-9][0-9][0-9] matches any volume name that begins with /vol/ndmp and ends with the three-digit numeric characters 000 through 999.
/volumeA matches all of the files or folders in the VolumeA that present on the filer.
/volume/FolderA matches all of the files in the folderA that present on the filer.
/volume/FolderA/FileA matches the file FileA only that presents on the filer.
Thereports actual data usage without overlap by calculating the accurate data size using the related backup files and policies. The following rules are applied to guarantee data size accuracy:
If the data size backed up by a policy withdirective is greater than the sum of other policies, the data size of directive is counted.
If identical policies are taken, then the policy with the higher size is counted.
The uncounted policies are displayed with 0 data size in thereport.
If the data size backed up by policy P1 is consumed in another policy, P2, then only the data size of policy P2 is counted.
If the data size is overlapped in multiple policies, then it is counted only once.
System administrators can use the following methods to verify the correctness of the data size that is reported by accurate licensing.
To verify the size of volumes withfiler, log on to filer and run the following command:
volume show -fields size,used,available,percent-used.
Alternatively, the administrator can mount the volume of thefiler (provided that the NFS protocol is enabled for that volume) on any UNIX-based client and run the following commands:
o du -sh o ls - lh
When backup agent fails to post licensing information to database, one of the following error messages is displayed in the activity monitor:
The message indicates that the backup agent is encountered an authorization issue, with a certificate expired oraccount password expired.
The message indicates that the backup agent is encountered a service offline issue, with the service NetBackup web console not running.
For more information, see the NetBackup Status Codes Reference Guide.