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NBU logs to identify network interface used for backups

Hello Team, 

Which log(s) can be used to idenitfy the interface used for backups ?  Need to show the WinTel client admin the backups are actually using the backup interface.

Thanks

NBU 7.7.6 on Linux Master and Media servers

 

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Re: NBU logs to identify network interface used for backups

BPCD logs would have the information about the Network interface ( IP's) used for connections, enable them on Media servers and Client both.

Re: NBU logs to identify network interface used for backups

bpbrm on media servers will show source and destination IPs used for connection.
bptm on media servers will show same IPs for data transfer. 

Re: NBU logs to identify network interface used for backups

Please run the following commands and the results will show which IP NetBackup is using to connect for the backup

On Master or Media => /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bptestbpcd -client client_name -verbose

On Client => C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\bptestnetconn

You can also check from Windows Client Server - Open Resource Monitor => Network => check for bpbkar process => Address Column should show you the IP/hostname its using to connect media server

Re: NBU logs to identify network interface used for backups

I like @Tape_Archived  idea. Should be fairly easy to write a small script that loops thru all clients, to prove what network connection they are using

My suggestion is to use netstat.Netstat will provide you with a quick overview from where connected client are connection from. When I say "connected", I mean a client that is active communicating with master/media server. 

# sudo netstat -pt

look for the "foregin address".