Hello, we started seeing some of our policies start to fail with status" 9: a necessary extension package is not installed or not configured properly." This usually means that the policy has Encrypt checked in Attributes, but the servers don't have the encryptian packages. We don't have encryptian at this time.
Our masters are on 8.2, media are 8.0/3.0, clients 8.0.
When I checked the catalog, it showed that one of the policies was successful up until March 6. Once I unchecked "Encrypt" they ran successfully once again.
Has anyone ever heard about a "bug" that could cause this? I don't believe that this is the case, but wanted to check other possibilities before looking into whether someone accidentally (or not accidentally!) changed the policies.
That is definitely someone else messing around with your policies. I have never heard of policies amending themselves.
Here's what I used to do: have a script run overnight to collect the config of each policy to a text file, and then diff today's policy config capture with yesterday's policy config capture, and email me the differences.
Can the nbauditreport be run for just specific policies, and does it actually show a userid? In the past, I had asked veritas support if it was possible to "see" who made changes to policies. I was told that that could not be done.
Depends on your Netbackup configuration.
If Enhanced Auditing or NBAC is configured, you can see what users did what changes.
Indicates the name of the user for whom you want to display audit information.
Example 1 - Display all audit events that are reported from April 1, 2013 to the present.
# nbauditreport -sdate 04/01/13 USER DESCRIPTION TIMESTAMP Admin@entry Schedule 'test1' was added to Policy 'test1' 04/06/13 Admin@entry Audit setting(s) of master server 'server1' were modified 04/06/13 Admin@entry Audit setting(s) of master server 'server1' were modified 04/06/13 sys@server1 The nbaudit service on master server 'server1' was started 04/06/13 sys@server1 The nbaudit service on master server 'server1' was stopped 04/06/13 sys@server1 The nbaudit service on master server 'server1' was started 04/06/13