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bplist - a handy tool for the Netbackup admin

The bplist is a handy tool for the Netbackup admin to list files and folders , however it's pretty picky with it's arguments. The cause is bplist assumptions.

  • If no path is specified  the current is used.
  • if no start time is specified , bplist searches 12 hours back.
  • if no type (-t) is specified standard is assumed (type 0).
  • Always specify the -R argument.

Always  remember to :

Specify a path, / is a good start

Specify a start time unless you know the backup is younger than 12 hour.

Always specify the -R option.

Specify a type (-t) unless you are listing UNIX type backup.

For Windows hosts.

List files from a Windows client use:

# bplist -B -C  host.acme.com  -l -R -t 13 -s 06/05/2010 /

YES, the / as path actual work. You can substitute the / with a drive letter, but you must use drive letter in upper case.

# bplist -B -C  host.acme.com  -t 13 -l -R  -s 06/07/2010 /C/

# bplist -B -C  host.acme.com  -t 13 -l -R  -s 06/07/2010 /c/ WRONG !!

For Unix host

Since UNIX system uses type 0 (Standard) you can omit the -t option.

# bplist -B -C  host.acme.com  -l -R  -s 06/05/2010 /

Listing a Oracle backup

# bplist -C etna  -R -l -t 4 -s 07/25/2011 /

For NDMP host

bplist will also work with NDMP backup's

# bplist -B -C nasdkba001.corp.novocorp.net -l -R -t 19 /

Netbackup types:

As a service, a list of the Netbackup types (Source: Symantec Tech note TECH27299). Use the Netbackup types jointly with bplist -t option.
0 Standard
1 Proxy NetBackup internal setting
2 Non-Standard NetBackup internal setting
3 Apollo-wbak NetBackup DataCenter only
4 Oracle
5 Any policy type
6 Informix-On-BAR
7 Sybase
8 MS-Sharepoint NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
9 MS-Windows Not active, use MS-Windows-NT (13) for Windows 2000/NT/XP/2003 clients.
10 NetWare
11 DataTools-SQL-BackTrack
12 Auspex-FastBackup
13 MS-Windows-NT
14 OS/2
15 MS-SQL-Server
16 MS-Exchange-Server
17 SAP NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
18 DB2 NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
20 FlashBackup NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
21 Split-Mirror NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
22 AFS NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
23 DFS Not an active policy type.
24 DataStore
25 Lotus-Notes
26 NCR-Teradata No longer supported, contact NCR to see if they provide an extension.
27 OpenVMS
28 MPE/iX
29 FlashBackup-Windows NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
30 Vault
31 BE-MS-SQL-Server
32 BE-MS-Exchange-Server
33 Macintosh Not active, use Standard (0) for Macintosh OSX clients.
34 Disk Staging NetBackup Server /Enterprise Server only
35 NBU-Catalog NetBackup 6.0 only
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:53