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command to list backpu images retention period

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my media server(5230 appliance) dedupe disk is full. i believe it is due to some backup images retention period have been set for more than 5 months.

is there a command that i could use to list all the backup images in a specific dedupe disk along with their retention period?

Master server is a Linux.

thanks in advance.


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You can run 'Images on media' report for the particular retention level, e.g:

bpimmedia -dp <disk_pool_name> -rl <retlevel>

Please note that exipring old images may not give you the result that you are hoping for - only unique blocks that are no longer referenced by newer backups will be cleaned up. 

Level 4

I am using bpimagelist command to check the same. you can the command as below:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimagelist -U -d MM/DD/YYYY -e MM/DD/YYYY 

where -d is start date and -e is end date. It will display all the images available between mention date. You can also use policy and client options as :

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimagelist -U -d MM/DD/YYYY -e MM/DD/YYYY -policy <Policy-Name>

and for client name as:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimagelist -U -d MM/DD/YYYY -e MM/DD/YYYY -client <Client-Name>

For more details you can check the NetBackup reference guide for commands in page number 168. Download the guide


You can also use bpimmedia as described by Marianne. You can get the details from page 177 in the same guide.

Puneet Dixit

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