NetBackup Client Backups Test

For each backup scheduler type, this test reports the number and size of the files that were backed up. By continuously monitoring the number and size of the backups, administrators can identify the backup scheduler type that is most/least efficient to perform backup. This test also reveals the number of files that were held back during the backup process and the number of jobs performed to complete the backup. These statistics help administrators to find out the backup scheduler type that used more number of jobs to back up the client files.

Target of the test : NetBackup Appliance

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each backup scheduler type on the target appliance.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the host is listening. By default, this is set to 1556.

NetBackup Admincmd Location

To collect the performance metrics from the target NetBackup appliance, the eG agent runs the admin command. For this purpose, location of the admin command should be given in this text box. For example, C\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Files completed

Indicates the total number of client files that were backed up for this scheduler type during the last measurement period.

Number

Compare the value of this measure across the scheduler types to find out the scheduler type in which maximum number of files were backed up.

Backup size

Indicates the total size of the files that were backed up this scheduler type during the last measurement period.

KB

 

On hold

Indicates the total number of client files that were put on hold for the backup process during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Total jobs

Indicates the total number of backup jobs performed for this scheduler type during the last measurement period.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know more details about the backup jobs.

The detailed diagnosis of the Total jobs measure reveals the time stamp at which the backup was completed, the date at which the backup data expires, the count and size of the files that were backed up, the count of files that were hold back and the name of the policy based on which the backup process was performed.

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Total jobs measure