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Netbackup Policies configuration report

crscsy
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Hello,

      I am trying to find a script and or way to generate netbackup policy reports. I had found a script on the forums Policy List Parser.exe however I am recieving a runtime error with it unfortunately.

      Is there another way to generate the report on the policies using the output of bppllist -allpolicies -U > c:\temp\policies.txt? or some other method entirely? My reason for asking is the raw output of bppllist is not acceptable to management.

 

Thank you for any help you can!

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mph999
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No other options in NBU, unless you take the bppllist output and script something.

OpsCenter however has a few policiy reports built in, including the Policy Summary Dashboard which may be a bit more friendly.

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Marianne
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Please help us to understand what is 'unacceptable' about output of 'bppllist -allpolicies -U' command?

Thank you for responding! When the report is generated the format of the report is policy by policy (example below) What management is requesting is a more manageable report that lists in colums or something that can be easily imported into csv/excel.

 

Policy Name: xxxxxxxxx

Policy Type: MS-Windows
Active: no
Effective date: 03/13/2014 13:13:15
Backup network drvs: yes
Collect TIR info: no
Mult. Data Streams: no
Client Encrypt: no
Checkpoint: no
Policy Priority: 0
Max Jobs/Policy: Unlimited
Disaster Recovery: 0
Collect BMR info: no
Residence: (specific storage unit not required)
Volume Pool: NetBackup
Server Group: *ANY*
Keyword: (none specified)
Data Classification: Platinum
Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy: no
Application Discovery: no
Discovery Lifetime: 28800 seconds
ASC Application and attributes: (none defined)

Granular Restore Info: no
Ignore Client Direct: no
Enable Metadata Indexing: no
Index server name: NULL
Use Accelerator: no
Optimized Backup: no

Clients: (none defined)

Include: ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES

Schedule: Last_FULL_BACKUP
Type: Full Backup
Frequency: every 7 days
Excluded Dates----------
No specific exclude dates entered
No exclude days of week entered
Synthetic: 0
Checksum Change Detection: 0
PFI Recovery: 0
Maximum MPX: 1
Retention Level: 14 (7 years)
Number Copies: 1
Fail on Error: 0
Residence: (specific storage unit not required)
Volume Pool: (same as policy volume pool)
Server Group: (same as specified for policy)
Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy: 0
Schedule indexing: 0
Daily Windows:

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sclind
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Perhaps running bppllist -allpolicies -l and then creating your own file (of what they want to see) might help?

Marianne
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I am still curious to know what exactly your management expect policy report to look like.

Bear in mind that a policy consist of 4 sections:
Attributes - number of attributes will vary depending on policy type and specific selections.
Schedules - Most policies have 2 - 3 schedules
Clients - There could be one or many entries.
Backup Selection - There won't always be only one entry.

If they can give you the headings that they're looking for in Excel spreadsheet, then bppllist with -l can be used as suggested above.

Michal_Mikulik1
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Hello,

I think that no NetBackup output is user friendly enough to provide "top-level" info about overall backup policy. IMHO bppllist with any switch is very technical and unnecessary detailed for managers/auditors etc.

I personaly use tables in the following format:

type of source data/retention policy/RPO/backup window (sometimes)/example

e.g.:

Oracle databases/1y monthly,1m daily, 1w hourly/1 hour/Daily 20-05/CRM db

However I must prepare it manually.. but it is good for regular backup policy reviews and checks.

Michal

mph999
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No other options in NBU, unless you take the bppllist output and script something.

OpsCenter however has a few policiy reports built in, including the Policy Summary Dashboard which may be a bit more friendly.