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bplist EXIT STATUS 227: no entity was found (Again!)

Dear All,

The bplist command lists all you want, and exactly all you ask for (even not being aware of it), as 1E100 counts problems are not rare.

Basing on the already noticed and described cave-eats (short summary):

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/bplist-exit-status-227-no-entity-was-found
Remember to choose policy type, if not you are using type == 0 (not Windows, not SQL, not Oracle etc...)

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/bplist-command
As above and provide date range.

Nice list of NetBackup policy types
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH27299

bplist detailed syntax description
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO43668

I would like to propose a set of "golden rules" for bplist command:

1. Always specify policy type (-t).

2. Always provide relevand data range (-s, -d).

3. Mind the listing recursiveness (-R) as it may be too verbose when you just put the "/" or it may not show anything for non-file like backup types.

4. Provide as many other details as possible to speed up the search.

Template for good examples:

bplist -C <ClientName> -S <MasterServer> -t <PolicyType> -k <PolicyName> -s MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS -e MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS -R /

That may result in something like:

bplist -C MyClient -S MyMaster -t 4 -k OraclePolicyName -s 08/08/2014 08:00:00 -e 09/09/2014 08:00:00 -R /

 

Hopefully I will find this article prior loosing few hours solely on bplist syntax refresh ;-)

 

 

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Thanks for posting!

Thanks for posting!

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Indeed! As someone who has

Indeed!

As someone who has suffered from the 'syntaxisms' of bplist in the past .............. +1