Viewing job status

You can view the job status for user-directed backups and restores if you select to view the status when the job is created, or if you complete the following procedure.

To view job status

  • Choose Actions > View Status.

The status of the operation displays under the Operation Status column.

  • Select the operation for which you want to check the progress.
  • Click Refresh.

The top pane displays the status reports available with the most current operation at the top of the list. By default status reports will be stored on the NetWare Client for three days. To change the number of days reports are stored, change the Configuration option Days to keep operation status (see Setting general configuration options).

The lower pane of the View Status dialog reflects the progress of the item selected in the top pane.

Options and information on the View Status dialog follow:

Table 4-21 View Status dialog options 
Operation Type
Shows the type of NetBackup operation for the selected progress report; operation types include Backup and Restore.
Time Requested
Shows the start date and time of the selected NetBackup operation. The format of the start date and time depends upon how the date and time display has been configured on the computer.
Operation Status
Shows the status of a NetBackup operation. Valid values include In progress, Successful, and Error (error encountered).
Closes the dialog. Close does not terminate NetBackup or affect other dialogs or windows.
Deletes the progress report selected in the Operations List. First select the progress report in the Operations List then click Delete.
Operation status reports are automatically deleted after a specified number of days. The Keep status of user-directed backups, archives, and restores for parameter in the General Property Sheet on the NetBackup Configuration dialog specifies the number of days.
To view online help for this dialog, click this button.
Selected Operation
Refresh rate (seconds)
Changes the rate at which NetBackup updates the Status display for the selected operation. The recommended value is 10. This parameter can be set at any time during a NetBackup operation.
Enter a value (in seconds) in Refresh Rate (seconds).
Use the spin buttons to the right of Refresh Rate (seconds). A value of 0 turns off automatic refreshing.
Updates the Status display for the selected NetBackup operation. Refresh is enabled when a NetBackup operation is selected from the Operations List.
Generates a more detailed progress report for the selected NetBackup operation.
Opens the Microsoft Windows print dialog and prints out the progress report for the selected NetBackup operation.
Displays the progress of the selected operation. If the Refresh Rate (seconds) parameter is set to 0, the user can click Refresh to view the progress of the selected NetBackup operation.
Each message begins with the time of the related event and an acronym that indicates the nature of the message. Status also lists all the media IDs used to store the data.
Select Verbose for a more detailed progress report.
Following is a list of acronyms.
DAT Informational messages that are helpful in debugging.
ERR Error message.
FTL Fatal error message.
INF Informational message (no error occurred).
TRV Trivial error message.
WRN Warning error message.
If the drive on which NetBackup is installed is full, no progress messages are displayed except those indicating the job has been initiated and the job has been completed.

  • By default the progress file is displayed in an abbreviated form. If you wish to view the entire contents of the progress file, select the Verbose option.

The operation is finished when the Status changes to Successful. If NetBackup was unable to back up or restore all of the requested files, a status code appears a few lines before the end of the progress report. The NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide lists the meaning of the final status code.

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