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kimleong's avatar
Level 4
18 years ago

Netbackup 6.0 MP4 - is there any way to generate tape library usage?

Hi all,
Does anyone know if it's possible to generate a tape library usage by NBU backups? (e.g. 4 tape libraries, each for 8 drives).
The idea is to have this usage graph/spreadsheet to plan for media servers usage and backup windows.

4 Replies

  • Hi Kimleong,
    Do you mean bandwidth utilization of tape drives, or capacity usage of library?
    Can you specify O/S and NBU version of all master and media servers?
  • NOM comes free with NetBackup is suppose to provide all this information.
    Alternatively, you can look into Backup Reporter.
  • Hi David/Rakesh,
    What I mean is the tape drive usage for the library(s). NBU 6.0 MP4 on HP-UX 11.11, media servers are on a range of servers, including HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, Solaris 8, 9, Windows Server 2003.
    For example, if I generate a list of policies with their storage unit / start time / elapsed time:
    policyA STGA 9:00am 30 mins
    policyB STGC 9:30am 45 mins
    policyC STGA 12:00am 2 hours
    How can I generate a 'time-table' of tape drives usage? Idea to is help with the tape drives scheduling to ensure that there are not too many jobs fired up at the same time. Let's say I have 16 tape drives.
    I would want to control and plan so that I don't use more than 14 tape drives at any time. In a small environment, this can be managed manually, but in a large environment with hundreds of clients and possibly thousands of policies, it's a pain to manage or track this manually.
  • Not an easy task from base NBU application. Only way I can think of if you create bptm logs with verbose=5 and then manually pull the information from there.
    If you have command central/Backup reporter in place then you can pull the information easily.