DOCUMENTATION: What is the "/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpcoverage" command used for?

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DOCUMENTATION: What is the "/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpcoverage" command used for?


Manual: VERITAS NetBackup (tm) 5.1 Command Reference for UNIX

Modification type:  Addition


The /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpcoverage command is not a supported NetBackup command.  As a result, it is not listed in the Command Reference for UNIX and the behavior of the command may change between versions of NetBackup.  This command is used internally by NetBackup but can be run manually to gather information for a client.

While this command is unsupported,  it can be used to test or gather the following information from the client:
  • Check connectivity to a NetBackup client system
  • Check what mount points or drive letters are seen on a client
  • Check if the mount point or drive letter will be backed up by a policy on the master server
  • Check the client OS version and NetBackup version installed.  
Note: In NetBackup 5.x,  the bpcoverage command only shows the base NetBackup version installed on Windows clients. UNIX clients should still show the specific maintenance pack level.
The following is an example of the output from bpcoverage -c <hostname> on a 5.1 MP3 master server to a Solaris client:

# cd /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd
# ./bpcoverage -c starfury

File System Backup Coverage Report (UNIX and Windows only)

Key:  *         - Policy is not active
UNCOVERED - Mount Point not covered by an active policy
MULTIPLE  - Mount Point covered by multiple active policies

CLIENT: starfury

Mount Point  Device            Backed Up By Policy Notes
-----------  ------            ------------------- -----
/            /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 Solaris_systems        
/etc/mnttab  mnttab            Solaris_systems        
/export/home /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 Solaris_systems        

           Policy Hardware/OS Report

Key:  *         - Policy is not active
CLIENT    - hostname (uname information)
VERSION   - NetBackup version running on the client

CLIENT:  starfury (sun4u/SunOS 5.9 Generic)
VERSION: NetBackup-Solaris9 5.1MP3

Policy Name         Hardware/OS
-----------         -----------
Solaris_systems     Solaris/Solaris9
test                Solaris/Solaris9

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