Veritas NetBackup™ Logging Reference Guide
- Using logs
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- About global logging levels
- Troubleshooting error messages in the NetBackup Administration Console
- 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
- Snapshot technologies
- Locating logs
- Java-based administration console logging
About global logging levels
Global logging levels refer to unified logging and legacy logging. The logging level determines how much information is included in the log message. The higher the level number, the greater the amount of detail is in the log messages.
Table: Global logging levels describes all of the logging levels and the details that are included in each level.
Table: Global logging levels
Includes very important, low-volume diagnostic messages and debug messages.
The Host Properties Logging page or the Logging Assistant can set minimum logging.
Legacy logs use the following values to represent minimum logging:
Unified logging uses the value 1 to represent minimum logging.
The Host Properties Logging page or the Logging Assistant can set disable logging.
Legacy logs use the following values to represent disabled logging:
Unified logging uses the value 0 to represent disabled logging.
Adds verbose diagnostic messages and debug messages to the low-volume diagnostic messages that are associated with minimum logging.
Adds the progress messages.
Adds the informational dumps.
Adds the function entry and exits.
Includes everything. The finest detail of messages.
Unified logging is enabled by default to log debug messages at level 0 and application messages at level 5.
The following actions affect logging levels:
In the NetBackup Administration Console. You can set it with the vxlogcfg command or the Logging Assistant.list, a zero (0) level specifies the minimum level of logging for both legacy and unified logging. However, for diagnostic and debug messages in unified logging, the logging level can be turned off completely. No diagnostic messages or debug messages are logged. This level cannot be set with the list in the
See Changing the logging level.
A change to thelist affects the logging level of all NetBackup and Enterprise Media Manager (EMM) processes on the server or client. (The exceptions are PBX and media and device management logging.) This setting overrides any previous settings.
If you make a change to the VERBOSE entry (or entries) in the bp.conf file or entry in the
vm.conffile, it only affects the legacy logging.
See How to control the amount of information written to legacy logging files.
If you make a change with the vxlogcfg command, it only affects the unified logging level.
A change to thelist does not affect the level of the following logging processes:
See the NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide for more information on how to access the PBX logs.
Media and device management logging (vmd, ltid, avrd, robotic daemons, media manager commands)
See Directory names for legacy debug logs for media and device management.
Any unified logging process whose debug level has been changed from the default setting