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No jobs in activity monitor

Hi Experts,

Pls help with the below queries.

1:- How could we ensure that our backup policy was successfull if we dont have no jobs in activity monitor(Its blank) but we can run commands on the server.

2:- What happen to the images that are left incomplete in the tape and when do these get deleted? Where is the option to change it?

     Lets say a server backup is running it wrote 2 gb data on tape and it got failed after leaving 2 gb incomplete image on tape?

3:- We have a flat file policy which has one server and 3 streams. I need to check if its parent stream got successfull or not. I checked in catalog but found 2 streams got successfull. Suppose we have 15 streams so i dont think we need to check in catlog for each stream to ensure backup got successfull or not. There might be some way to check if its parent stream is successfull we may consider this poilcy as successfull. (We dont have jobs in activity monitor)

Thanks & Regards,

 

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There is no bpdbjobs option

There is no bpdbjobs option to specify policy name. You will need to use basic Windows commands (like findstr) to extract specific info. 
Here you will need a Windows scripting expert to assist you.

Some bpdbjobs TNs:

 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH65123 

 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH181810 

If you search this forum, you will find LOTS of posts about bpdbjobs and customizing output.

Why not troubleshoot and fix Activity Monitor issues?

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Are you having a real issue

Are you having a real issue with Activity Monitor or is this a 'just wondering ' query? Why is Activity Monitor empty? Has someone deleted all entries? What does bpdbjobs show in cmd? To answer your questions : 1) Backup Status report 2) It depends on whether failed backup is the only backup on tape or part of multiplexed backup where other jobs were successful. Only backup : image will be discarded and tape deassigned. Part of MPX backup : space cannot be reclaimed. Only when all other images have expired can tape be overwritten from scratch. 3) Use Client Backups report.

Hi Marianne, Thanks for the

Hi Marianne,

Thanks for the solution. Netbackup is not opening but bpdbjobs is running

One queuy bpdbjobs -all shows all backups.

Can we customize the command say we put policy name and date and it shows all the backups that got successfull/fail.

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There is no bpdbjobs option

There is no bpdbjobs option to specify policy name. You will need to use basic Windows commands (like findstr) to extract specific info. 
Here you will need a Windows scripting expert to assist you.

Some bpdbjobs TNs:

 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH65123 

 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH181810 

If you search this forum, you will find LOTS of posts about bpdbjobs and customizing output.

Why not troubleshoot and fix Activity Monitor issues?

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You can use awk, so for a

You can use awk, so for a simple awk program you can use:

bpdbjobs -t "mm/dd/yyyy HH:MM:SS" | awk '$5 == "name_of_policy" '

 

HH:MM:SS is optional so you can just specify mm/dd/yyyy, so if you want for example to show all jobs of policy OS since 05/20/2015 run:

bpdbjobs -t "05/20/2015" | awk '$5 == "OS" '

 

or for windows:

bpdbjobs -t "05/20/2015" | findstr " OS "

 

 Mike

To add to Mariannes answer If

To add to Mariannes answer

If non MPX backups, and the backup fails the tape rewinds to the beginning of the failed backup and rewrites the logical EOD (end-of-data) mark, effectivly removing the failed backup.  The next backup will actually overwrite the failed backup.

If however, the tape spans to another,  and then fails, the tape that is 'spanned to' will be deassigned (and therefore reused) but the first part of the failed backup on the end of the first tape is left.  That space will only be reclaimed when the tape expires.

This behavior cannot be changed.

Moved:

The activity monitor failed because of connection to bpjobd daemon