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Netbackup Cheat Sheet

Master Server Daemons/Processes

Request daemon
Netbackup database manager
Job Monitor
Master Server Daemons/Processes
Communications daemon
Backup and restore manager
Tape Manager
Disk Manager
Media Manager
Bar code reader
Remote device management/ controls volume database
Roboticdaemon (one on each media server) talks to tldcd
Robotic control daemon talks to the robot directl via scsi
Information about backed-up files
Storage Unit, Global Configuration, Catalog backup configuration.
Backup Policy information
Job status information
Netbackup logs with error and status information
Information on volumes, volume pools, scratch pool and volume groups
Tracks assigned volumes (media that has data them)
Information about devices managed by the media server
Log and Information Files
Netbackup and Patch versions
Media Version
Patch Level history
Buffer size
Number of buffers
Network Buffer Size
Java GUI authorisation
Catalog type (binary or ASCII)
Corrupt Database image files (5.0 and above)
Server Commands
Check license details
Master Server
Media Server
Netbackup and media manager parameter files
Start Netbackup
Stop Netbackup (does not disconnect GUI sessions)
Stop Netbackup and kill all GUI sessions
Start the GUI
Display all Netbackup processes
display information on a error code
Reread bp.conf file without stopping Netbackup
Volume Commands
List drive status, detail drive info and pending requests
List the tape drive status
List the pending requests
Control a tape device
Empty the robot and re-inventory (using barcodes)
List all pools
List tapes in pool
List all tapes in the robot
List cleaning tapes
List tape volume details
Delete a volume from the catalog
Change a tapes expiry date
Change a tape's media pool
Media commands
List the storage units
Freeze or unfreeze media
List media details
List media contents
Scan for tape devices
Stop Netbackup (does not disconnect GUI sessions)
lists servers errors
Check database consistency
Netbackup Recovery
Device catalog is intact
Device catalog is gone or corrupted
Disk backups
Tape Drive and Inventory Commands
List all changes in the robot(but do not update)
Tape Media Commands
List backup Image Information
Expire client images
Expire a tape
List all netbackups jobs
Move media from one media server to another
Tape/Robot commands
List tape drives
List cleaning times on drives
clean a drive
change a drives cleaning frequency
set a drives cleaning time to zero
List load port tapes
List all slot contents
List tape drive contents
Move a tape in s100 to drive 1
Move a tape to load port 1
Archiving Commands
archive and remove images
restore archive files
Client commands
test client connectivity
Move tapes within robot using robtest
list archive info
bpsched (started with bprd)
bpdbm (started with bpsched)
bpjobd (started with bpdbm)
bpbrm (started with bpcd)
bptm (started with bpbrm)
bpdm (started with bpbrm)
avrd (started with ltid)
vmd (started with ltid)
tldd (started with ltid)
tldcd (started with ltid)
image - /opt/openv/netbackup/db
config - /opt/openv/netbackup/db
class - /opt/openv/netbackup/db
jobs - /opt/openv/netbackup/db
error - /opt/openv/netbackup/db
volume - /opt/openv/volmgr/database
media - /opt/openv/netbackup/db
device - /opt/openv/volmgr/database
/opt/openv/netbackup/NET_BUFFER_SZ (default = 32)
netbackup start
/opt/openv/netbackup/bin/initbprd (master)
/opt/openv/volmgr/bin/vmd (media)
netbackup stop
Master Server
Media Server
/opt/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bprdreq -terminate (master)
/opt/openv/netbackup/bin/bpdbm -terminate (master)
sgscan (solaris)
ioscan (HPUX)
bpps -a
bperror -U -problems -hoursago <number of hours>
bperror -U -backstat -by_statcode -hoursago <number of hours>
bperror -statuscode <statuscode> [-recommendation]
bprdreq -rereadconfig
bpdbm -consistency 1
bpdbm -consistency 2
Check for the below lines:
Bad image header
Does not exist
bprecover -l -m <media ID> -d dlt (listing)
bprecover -r -m <media ID> -d dlt (recovering)
bprecover -l -tpath <tape_path> (listing)
bprecover -r -tpath <tape_path> (recovering)
bprecover -l -dpath <disk_path> (listing)
bprecover -r -dpath <disk_path> (recovering)
vmoprcmd -d ds
vmoprcmd -d pr
vmoprcmd [-reset][-up][-down] <drive number>
vmupdate -recommend -rt tld -rn 0
vmcheckxxx -rt tld -rn 0 -recommend
vmupdate -rt tld -rn <robot number> -rh <silo slave> -vh <host> -nostderr -use_barcode_rules -use_seed -
vmpool -listall -bx
vmquery -pn <pool name> -bx
vmquery -rn 0 -bx |grep 'TLD' | sort +4
vmquery -mt dlt_clean -bx
vmquery -m <media ID>
vmdelete -m <media ID>
vmchange -exp 12/31/06 23:59:58 -m <media ID>
vmchange -p <pool number> -m <media ID>
bpstulist -U
bpmedia [-freeze][-unfreeze] -ev <media ID>
bpmedialist -ev <media ID>
bpmedialist -U mcontents -m <media ID>
Netbackup Recovery
Tape Drive and Inventory Commands
Tape Media Commands
bpimagelist -backupid <image ID>
bpimage -cleanup -allclients
bpexpdate -d 0 -ev <media ID> -force
bpdbjobs -report [-hoursago]
bpmedia -movedb -newserver <media server> -oldserver <media server>
tpconfig -d
tpclean -L
tpclean -C <drive number>
tpclean -F <drive> <frequency>
tpclean -M <drive>
commands that can be used are as follows:
s s (show slots)
s d (show drives)
s i (show load port)
m s250 d5 (move tape from slot 250 into drive 5)
uload d5 (unload tape from drive 5)
m d5 s250 (move tape from drive 5 to slot 250)
m s250 i1 (mov tape from slot 250 to load port 1)
echo "s i q" | tldtest -r /dev/sg/c0t4l0
echo "s s q" | tldtest -r /dev/sg/c0t4l0
echo "s d q" | tldtest -r /dev/sg/c0t4l0
echo "m s100 d1" | tldtest -r /dev/sg/c0t4l0
echo "m s100 i1" | tldtest -r /dev/sg/c0t4l0
bpcatlist -client all -before Jul 01 2006
bpcatlist -client all -before Aug 01 2006
bpcatlist -before Jul 01 2006 | bpcatarc | bpcatrm
bpcatlist -before Jul 01 2006 | bpcatres
bpclntcmd [-ip <ip addres>]
bpclntcmd [-hn <hostname>]
bpclntcmd [-pn]
bpclntcmd [-sv]