About debug logging

The NetBackup master, media, and client software offer a comprehensive set of debug logs for troubleshooting any problems that may occur during NetBackup operations.

You can control the amount of information that is written to the debug logs.

See “To set the debug level”.

After you determine the cause of a problem, you can disable the debug logging by removing the previously created debug logging directories.

For details on the contents of these debug logs, refer to the NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide. For additional NetBackup master server logs, media server logs, and client logs, see the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface online Help and the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for Windows, Volume I.


When debug logging is enabled, the files can become large and can adversely affect other backups that use the same files.

To create all debug logs, run the following batch file: