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Script to check if backup for critical client running or not

Description: This script will monitor backup jobs and send a mail to Backup Admin or some who cares if the job is running. Put the entry in the cron and this will send mail as per given interval in cron job. Cron job example: 0 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,...

kumar3 by Level 4
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Netbackup Policy Reporter

Its quite common for management or other teams asking for Netbackup Policies and A netbackup admin needs to keep these details updated every time there are changes done to the policy. I found this need to automate this task which made me to write t...

Clients at Risk

This reporting script generates a report for clients that have had problems backing up for: The past 2 consecutive days The past 3 consecutive days No backups for the past 7 days No backups for the past 24 hours Error code 196 (Window Closed) # Pur...

Netbackup Detailed Changed Policies Report

This is a report script that tracks changes from day-to-day. It provides more details than Deepak's script ( for those who want more.  This is designed to run once per day via cr...

Policy Change - Details script

There is no mechanism in netbackup to track the changes in the policies. We can get the details of the modified policies only from the OS level. This script can be added in the crontab and  when executing it will find the policies which were changed...

Deepak_G by Level 6
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Reporting on client versions

In a multi-platform, multi-version environment, it is sometimes tough to keep track of who is running what version, or what physical servers hosts the virtual server.  We've put together a script that we run weekly that spits out CSV file with data c...

Quickly Upload NetBackup Logs for Support Cases

Are you looking for an easier way to get logs uploaded so you can get your issue resolved as fast as possible? We understand that transferring logs to Technical Support Engineers has been a customer pain point in the past and we’ve addressed this wit...

Netbackup Report Script to determine media used by clients

The attached UNIX bash script "media_used_by_clients.txt" is a script I wrote so we could track by server/client what media was used . This gives us a daily history on a per server basis for what tapes are needed in the event of a disaster. We have...

Storage Lifecycle Policy backlog script

This script report the number of images the SLP have in backlog. This script is written in Perl, make sure the shebang (#!) matches your'e location of Perl. Script will report something like this: Backupid: =  appdkba187.acme.net_1270482460 , size:...

Nicolai by Moderator
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Script for AIX Robots

the script will take the SMC devices and create the mkdev cmd with all the nesseccary variables.

Douglas_A by Level 6
Partner Accredited Certified
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Script to see the last backup date of all clients

This script (ksh+perl) lists all the declared clients with - the last backup date - the policy used for that backup - the schedule Ex: mail10 1/12/2009 POL_WNT_0 SCH-Dinc-Daily-1m mail15 1/12/2009 POL_WNT_0 SCH-Dinc-...

lu by Level 6
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Finding and Unfreezing Media

Here is a small script to Find and Unfreeze Media echo "\n Finding and Unfreezing Media..." echo "---------------------------------" /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/available_media > /tmp/look cat /tmp/look|grep FROZEN|awk '{print $1}' > /tmp/fro...

Satbir by Not applicable
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Script that Return elapsed time average of all policies

I was having problems about the backup window. so I build a script to help me this script returns the policy name and the average elapsed time in a period. for example: 24 it will return the policy name and the average of e...