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NAME

backuplog – captures significant events during file system backup/recovery activities.

SYNOPSIS

/etc/log/backup

DESCRIPTION

Filer captures significant dump/restore-related events and the respective times at which they occur. All events are recorded in one-line messages in /etc/log/backup.

The following are the events filer monitors:

Start
Dump/restore starts.

Restart
Restart of a dump/restore.

End
Dump/restore completes successfully.

Abort
The operation aborts.

Error
Dump/restore hits an unexpected event.

Options
Logs the options as users specify.

Tape_open
Output device is opened successfully.

Tape_close
Output device is closed successfully.

Phase_change
As dump/restore completes a stage.

Dump specific events:

Snapshot
When the snapshot is created or located.

Base_dump
When a valid base dump entry is located.

Logging events:

Start_logging Logging begins.

Stop_logging
Logging ends.

Each event record is in the following format:

TYPE TIME_STAMP IDENTIFIER EVENT (EVENT_INFO)

TYPE
Either dmp(dump), rst(restore) or log events.

TIME_STAMP
Shows date and time at which event occurs.

IDENTIFIER
Unique ID for the dump/restore.

EVENT
The event name.

EVENT_INFO
Event specific information.

A typical event record message looks like:

dmp Thu Apr 5 18:54:56 PDT 2001 /vol/vol0/home(5) Start (level 0, NDMP)

In the particular example:

TYPE
= dmp

TIME_STAMP
= Thu Apr 5 18:54:56 PDT 2001

IDENTIFER
= /vol/vol0/home(5)

EVENT
= Start

EVENT_INFO
= level 0, NDMP

All event messages go to /etc/log/backup. On every Sunday at 00:00, backup is roated to backup.0 and backup.0 is moved to backup.1 and so on. Up to 6 log files(spanning up to 6 weeks) are kept.

The registry option backup.log.enable controls the enabling and disabling of the logging with values on and off respectively. The functionality is enabled by default. (See options for how to set options.)

FILES

/etc/log/backup
backup log file for current week. /etc/log/backup.[0-5] backup log files for previous weeks

SEE ALSO

dump , restore , options


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