/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpbackup  [-p  policy]  [-s schedule] [-S mas-
              ter_server...] [-t  policy_type]  [-L  progress_log  [-en]]  [-w
              [hh:mm:ss]]  [-help]  [-k  "keyword_phrase"] -f listfile | file-

       /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpbackup -i  [-p  policy]  [-h  hostname]  [-s
              schedule]    [-S    master_server...]   [-t   policy_type]   [-L
              progress_log [-en]] [-w [hh:mm:ss]] [-k "keyword_phrase"]

       /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpbackup -dssu DSSUname


       bpbackup starts either of the following processes:

       On clients

       The first form in the command synopsis, bpbackup starts a  user  backup
       equivalent  to  what is performed by using the interface on the client.
       This type of backup can be started from any NetBackup client to back up
       files from that client.

       The  bpbackup  command processes the files that you list on the command
       line or in the file that you specify with the  -f  listfile  option.  A
       file  path  can  be a file name or a directory name. If the named files
       include a directory, bpbackup backs up all files and subdirectories  of
       that directory; it starts at the directory itself.

       On master servers

       The  second  form in the command synopsis, bpbackup starts an immediate
       manual backup of a client. This variation requires the -i option on the
       bpbackup command and is available only to the administrator on the mas-
       ter server. It is equivalent to when you start a manual backup from the
       NetBackup  Administration  Console.  Use  the  -h option to specify the

       Since progress logs are written  only  on  clients  and  this  form  of
       bpbackup  is  run  from  the master server only, the -L option is unde-

       The following restrictions apply to this command:

             You must be the owner of the file or an administrator to back up
              a file with bpbackup.

             You  can  back up files and the directories that other users own
              if you have the necessary permissions.

             If you specify a UNIX file that is a  link,  bpbackup  backs  up
              only the link itself, not the file to which it links.

       If   you   create   a   directory   that   is   named   /usr/openv/net-
       backup/logs/bpbackup/ with  public-write  access,  bpbackup  creates  a
       debug log file in this directory to use for troubleshooting.

       NetBackup  sends  mail  on the backup completion status when the backup
       process is complete to mail_address when users specify the following:

             A  nonroot  user  specifies  USEMAIL  =  mail_address  in  their
              $HOME/bp.conf file

             A   root   user   specifies   USEMAIL   =  mail_address  in  the
              /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf file


       -p policy  Names the policy to use for the backup.

                 If this option is not specified,  NetBackup  uses  the  first
                 policy  it  finds  that includes the client and a user backup

                 The -p option is required for an immediate-manual backup  (-i

       -i          Starts an immediate-manual backup. It is equivalent to when
                 you start a manual backup from  the  NetBackup  administrator
                 interface. You must be the administrator on the master server
                 to use the -i option.

       -dssu DSSUname
                  NetBackup immediately runs the schedule that  is  associated
                 with  the  disk  staging  storage  unit. The -i option is the
                 implied behavior and therefore is not necessary.

       -h hostname
                  Names the client host on which to run the backup. If  it  is
                 not  specified,  NetBackup  runs the backup on all clients in
                 the policy.

       -s schedule
                  Names the schedule to use for the backup. If it is not spec-
                 ified, the NetBackup server uses the first user backup sched-
                 ule it finds for the client in the policy currently  in  use.
                 See the -p option.

       -S master_server [,master_server,...]

                 Specifies  the name(s) of the NetBackup master server(s). The
                 default  is   the   first   SERVER   entry   found   in   the
                 /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf file.

       -t policy_type
                   Specifies  one of the following numbers that corresponds to

                 13 = MS-Windows

                 14 = OS/2

                 15 = MS-SQL-Server

                 16 = MS-Exchange-Server

                 19 = NDMP Note that the following policy types apply only  to
                 NetBackup Enterprise Server.

                 11 = DataTools-SQL-BackTrack

                 17 = SAP

                 18 = DB2

                 20 = FlashBackup

                 21 = Split-Mirror

                 22 = AFS

       -L progress_log [-en]

                 Specifies  the  name  of  a  file  in which to write progress
                 information. NetBackup creates the file if it does not exist.

                  For example: /home/tlc/proglog

                 The default is not to use a progress log.

                 Include the -en option to generate a log in English. The name
                 of the log contains the string _en. This option is useful  to
                 support  personnel in a distributed environment where differ-
                 ent locales may create logs of various languages.

       -w [hh:mm:ss]

                 Causes NetBackup to wait for a  completion  status  from  the
                 server before returning you to the system prompt.

                 The date and the time format depend on the user's locale. See

                 You can optionally specify a wait time in hours, minutes, and
                 seconds.  The  maximum wait time you can specify is 23:59:59.
                 If the wait time expires before the backup is  complete,  the
                 command  exits  with  a  timeout status. The backup, however,
                 still completes on the server.

                 The bpbackup -w option causes the shell to wait for a  return
                 status.  However,  becauseNetBackup  only  returns one status
                 code to the shell, the job ID that the status code belongs to
                 is unknown.

                 If  multiple clients are running multiple jobs and Allow Mul-
                 tiple Data Streams is not selected, use -h  to  restrict  the
                 operation  to  one  client.  However,  if Allow Multiple Data
                 Streams is selected in the policy and the selected client has
                 multiple jobs, the returned status code is again unknown.

       -help       Prints  a command line usage message when -help is the only
                 option on the command line.

       -k keyword_phrase
                  Specifies a keyword phrase that  NetBackup  associates  with
                 the  image  that  this backup operation creates. You then can
                 restore the image by specifying the keyword phrase  with  the
                 -k option on the bprestore command.

                 If  you  use  the -i option with -k, NetBackup establishes an
                 association between the keyword phrase and the backup  policy
                 and image.

                 The  keyword  phrase  is  a textual description of the backup
                 that is a maximum of 128 characters in length. All  printable
                 characters  are  permitted  including  space (" ") and period
                 ("."). Enclose the phrase in double quotes ("...") or  single
                 quotes ( `...') to avoid conflict with the UNIX shell.

                 The default keyword phrase is the null (empty) string.

       -f listfile
                  Specifies a file (listfile) that contains a list of files to
                 back up. You can use this option  instead  of  the  filenames
                 option,  but  you cannot use it with the -i option. List each
                 file on a separate line.

                 The format that is required for  the  file  list  depends  on
                 whether the files have spaces or newlines in the names.

                 To  back  up the files that do not have spaces or newlines in
                 the names, use the following format:


                 Where filepath is the path to the file you want to  back  up.
                 For example:



                 4 /etc

                 4 /var

                 19 /home/abc/test file

       filenames  Names one or more files to back up. You can use this  option
                 instead  of the -f option, but you ocannot use it with the -i
                 option. You must list any files that you specify at the  end,
                 following all other options.


       The format that you must use for date and time values in NetBackup com-
       mands varies according to the locale setting.

       If you are uncertain of the NetBackup  command  requirements  for  your
       locale,  enter  the  command with the -help option and check the usage.
       The following is part of the bpbackup usage statement output that shows
       the -w option:

       [-w hh:mm:ss]

       Notice  the  hours:minutes:seconds  requirement. These are for a locale
       setting of C and may be different for other locales.

       For more information on locale, see the locale(1)  man  page  for  your


       Example 1

       Performs a user backup of a single file, enter:

       bpbackup /usr/user1/file1

       Example 2

       The following command starts a user backup of the files that are listed
       in a file that is named backup_list:

       bpbackup -f backup_list

       Example 3

       The following command (all on  one  line)  starts  an  immediate-manual
       backup of the client host named diablo, in the policy named cis_co. The
       policy type is Standard policy and is in the configuration on the  mas-
       ter server named hoss.

       bpbackup -p cis_co -i -h diablo -S hoss -t 0

       Example 4
       slater in the policy named win_nt_policy. (Enter the command all on one

       bpbackup -k "Policy Win 01/01/01" -i -h slater \

       -p win_nt_policy -t 13





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