Veritas NetBackup™ Logging Reference Guide
- Using logs
- Changing the logging levels
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- Backup process and logging
- Media and device processes and logging
- Restore process and logging
- Advanced backup and restore features
- Storage logging
- NetBackup Deduplication logging
- OpenStorage Technology (OST) logging
- Storage lifecycle policy (SLP) and Auto Image Replication (A.I.R.) logging
- NetBackup secure communication logging
- NetBackup proxy helper logging
- NetBackup proxy tunnel logging
- Snapshot technologies
- Locating logs
- NetBackup Administration Console logging
- Using the Logging Assistant
Limit the size and retention of legacy logs
Because legacy debug logs can grow very large, enable them only if unexplained problems exist. Delete the logs and the associated directories when they are no longer needed.
Limits the time that NetBackup retains NetBackup processes logs (except media and device management logs). The default is 28 days.
Controls log file rotation for media and device management legacy logs. The default is 30 days. The vm.conf file is located in install_path\Volmgr\ or /usr/openv/volmgr/.
With legacy logging, NetBackup uses the configuration file (the Windows registry or the bp.conf file on UNIX) to set the maximum size of a log file. Use the bpsetconfig command to configure the following bp.conf parameters:
The MAX_LOGFILE_SIZE parameter indicates the maximum size of a log file. When the log file size in NetBackup matches the MAX_LOGFILE_SIZE setting, the next logs are stored in a new log file. The default is 500 MB.
The MAX_NUM_LOGFILES parameter indicates the maximum number of log files that can be created in NetBackup. When the number of log files matches theMAX_NUM_LOGFILES setting, the older log files are purged. The default is 0 (infinite).