Veritas NetBackup™ AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.1, 8.1)
  1. Introducing AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      About the AdvancedDisk storage option
  2. Licensing AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      About the AdvancedDisk license
    2.  
      Licensing AdvancedDisk
  3. Configuring AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      Configuring the AdvancedDisk option
    2.  
      About AdvancedDisk file system requirements
    3.  
      Configuring credentials for CIFS storage and disk storage units
    4.  
      About AdvancedDisk storage servers
    5.  
      About AdvancedDisk data movers
    6.  
      About AdvancedDisk preferred or required read servers
    7.  
      About data encryption for AdvancedDisk storage
    8.  
      About key management for encryption of NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage
    9. Configuring key management for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      1.  
        Setting up the KMS database for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      2.  
        Creating a KMS key group for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      3.  
        Creating a KMS key for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      4.  
        Saving a record of the KMS key names for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
    10. Configuring an AdvancedDisk storage server
      1.  
        AdvancedDisk storage server configuration options
    11.  
      About AdvancedDisk disk pools
    12.  
      Configuring a CIFS disk volume for AdvancedDisk encryption
    13. Configuring an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      1.  
        NetBackup nbdevconfig command options for AdvancedDisk disk pools
      2.  
        AdvancedDisk disk pool properties
    14. Configuring an AdvancedDisk storage unit
      1.  
        AdvancedDisk storage unit properties
      2. About AdvancedDisk storage unit recommendations
        1.  
          About configuring a favorable client-to-server ratio
        2.  
          About throttling traffic to the media servers
    15.  
      About storage lifecycle policies
    16. Creating a storage lifecycle policy
      1.  
        Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box settings
    17.  
      Creating a backup policy
    18.  
      Resilient Network properties
    19.  
      Specifying resilient connections
  4. Managing AdvancedDisk
    1. Managing AdvancedDisk storage servers
      1.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk storage servers
      2.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk storage server state
      3.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk storage server attributes
      4.  
        Removing AdvancedDisk storage server attributes
      5.  
        Removing an AdvancedDisk storage server from disk pool access
      6.  
        Deleting an AdvancedDisk storage server
    2. Managing AdvancedDisk disk pools
      1.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk disk pools
      2.  
        About changing the AdvancedDisk disk pool size
      3.  
        Adding volumes to an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      4.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk pool properties
      5.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk disk pool state
      6.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk pool state
      7.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk disk volume state
      8.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk volume state
      9.  
        Merging AdvancedDisk disk pools
      10.  
        Removing a volume from an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      11.  
        Inventorying a NetBackup disk pool
      12.  
        Deleting an AdvancedDisk disk pool
    3.  
      About monitoring AdvancedDisk storage capacity and usage
    4.  
      Monitoring NetBackup disk activity
    5.  
      Viewing AdvancedDisk disk reports
    6. Displaying detailed AdvancedDisk storage usage information
      1.  
        NetBackup disk volume capacity and usage reference
    7.  
      Displaying KMS key information for AdvancedDisk encryption
  5. Toubleshooting AdvancedDisk
    1. About unified logging
      1.  
        About using the vxlogview command to view unified logs
      2.  
        Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs
    2. About legacy logging
      1.  
        Creating NetBackup log file directories for AdvancedDisk
    3.  
      NetBackup AdvancedDisk log files
    4.  
      AdvancedDisk troubleshooting
    5.  
      Resolving an incorrect storage type problem

Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs

The following examples demonstrate how to use the vxlogview command to view unified logs.

Table: Example uses of the vxlogview command

Item

Example

Display all the attributes of the log messages

vxlogview -p 51216 -d all

Display specific attributes of the log messages

Display the log messages for NetBackup (51216) that show only the date, time, message type, and message text:

vxlogview --prodid 51216 --display D,T,m,x

Display the latest log messages

Display the log messages for originator 116 (nbpem) that were issued during the last 20 minutes. Note that you can specify -o nbpem instead of -o 116:

# vxlogview -o 116 -t 00:20:00

Display the log messages from a specific time period

Display the log messages for nbpem that were issued during the specified time period:

# vxlogview -o nbpem -b "05/03/15 06:51:48 AM" 
    -e "05/03/15 06:52:48 AM"

Display results faster

You can use the -i option to specify an originator for a process:

# vxlogview -i nbpem

The vxlogview -i option searches only the log files that the specified process (nbpem) creates. By limiting the log files that it has to search, vxlogview returns a result faster. By comparison, the vxlogview -o option searches all unified log files for the messages that the specified process has logged.

Note:

If you use the -i option with a process that is not a service, vxlogview returns the message "No log files found." A process that is not a service has no originator ID in the file name. In this case, use the -o option instead of the -i option.

The -i option displays entries for all OIDs that are part of that process including libraries (137, 156, 309, etc.).

Search for a job ID

You can search the logs for a particular job ID:

# vxlogview -i nbpem | grep "jobid=job_ID"

The jobid= search key should contain no spaces and must be lowercase.

When searching for a job ID, you can use any vxlogview command option. This example uses the -i option with the name of the process (nbpem). The command returns only the log entries that contain the job ID. It misses related entries for the job that do not explicitly contain the jobid=job_ID.

See the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide for a complete description of the vxlogview command. The guide is available through the following URL:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/DOC5332