Veritas NetBackup™ Logging Reference Guide
- Using logs
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- About global logging levels
- Troubleshooting error messages in the NetBackup Administration Console
- Backup process and logging
- Media and device processes and logging
- Restore process and logging
- Advanced Backup and Restore Features
- Storage logging
- NetBackup Deduplication logging
- OpenStorage Technology (OST) logging
- Storage lifecycle policy (SLP) and Auto Image Replication (A.I.R.) logging
- Snapshot technologies
- Locating logs
- Java-based administration console logging
Enabling detailed debug logging
The NetBackup Administration Console is a distributed application that allows the administration of remote NetBackup servers. All administration is accomplished through the application server of the NetBackup Administration Console. This application server is made up of an authentication service and a user service.
The logon request from the logon dialog box is sent to the authentication service for validation. The user name and password have to be valid in the Windows/UNIX authentication files and process.
After validation, the authentication service starts a user service under the user's account. Thereafter, all NetBackup administrative tasks are performed through an instance of the user service. Additional user service processes are initiated to process requests from the console.
On both UNIX and Windows, the authentication service is the bpjava-msvc application. The user service is the bpjava-susvc or bpjava-usvc application. To enable detailed debug logging, you must first create logging directories for these applications.
Table: Enabling detailed debug logging
Create logging directories
On the NetBackup client or server that is specified in the logon dialog box, create the following directories:
Create the directories in the following locations:
See About legacy logging.
Add the following line to the
Perform this step if you use the Windows Display Console on a host where NetBackup is not installed.
Edit the nbjava.bat file to redirect output to a file.
The nbjava.bat file is located in install_path\VERITAS\java See the nbjava.bat file for details.
This detailed debug logging provides more information than the NetBackup Administration Console logging that you can configure within the Administration Console. See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I at the following URL:
For information on how to create logs when you start the Java-based NetBackup Administration Console from a Windows computer in NetBackup: