The scripts are located in the following directories: On Windows: Install_path \VERITAS\NetBackup\bin\userreq_notify.cmd On UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/userreq_notify NetBackup calls the script each time a request is made to either of the following: ■ List files that are in backups or archives ■ Start a backup, archive, or restore You can change this script to gather information about user requests to NetBackup. NetBackup passes the following parameters to the script: Specifies the action and can have the following values: backup, archive, manual_backup, restore, list action Specifies the client name. clientname Specifies the user ID. userid 175 Reference topics NetBackup notify scripts
See the following UNIX example: userreq_notif backup mercury jdoe userreq_notify archive mercury jdoe userreq_notify manual_backup mercury jdoe userreq_notify restore mercury jdoe userreq_notify list mercury jdoe Media and device management best practices Use the following best practices for NetBackup media and device management. Follow these recommendations to minimize problems and to reduce the time and the effort that is required to administer the configuration. For a list of supported devices, server platforms, and the latest device mapping file, see the NetBackup support Web site: . The following items are general best practices for media and device management: ■ Use only the NetBackup commands that Symantec documents and supports. ■ Refer to the NetBackup release notes for configuration and operational changes in the current release or in future releases. The release notes also contain information about all new functionality in each release. ■ Use the documented methods for terminating the NetBackup Media Manager daemons and services. ■ Periodically verify the backups by using NetBackup Management > Catalog in the NetBackup Administration Console . Also, periodically restore the files to prove that restores work correctly. ■ Always back up the NetBackup catalogs. You may also want to back up the vm.conf file and the bp.conf (UNIX system) files on the media servers. ■ When you restore the NetBackup catalog (for example, master server databases and the EMM database), use backups from the same point in time. ■ Ensure that all names and numbers for devices and all media IDs and bar codes are unique across the entire enterprise. ■ On UNIX: To use the devices that NetBackup controls but are used with other applications, do the following to avoid the potential loss of data: ■ Use the NetBackup tpreq command to mount media on a drive and tpunmount to remove media from the drive. If you use these commands, another application can control a device when NetBackup is finished with the device. 176 Reference topics Media and device management best practices
■ Down the drive, if the drive is in the UP state.
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- Veritas Software, Symantec, Symantec Corporation, NetBackup