About monitoring a Vault session

If you configure the NetBackup Administration Console Activity Monitor to display the Vault fields, you can use the Activity Monitor to monitor the progress of Vault jobs. For a Vault job initiated by the NetBackup scheduler, the Policy field displays the policy name. If the Vault job is run by any means other than the NetBackup scheduler, the Policy field is empty.

For information about configuring the Activity Monitor to display fields other than the default, see the "Monitoring NetBackup Activity" section in the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.

The following are the fields that display Vault job attributes in the Activity Monitor:


The name of the vault under which this session is running.


The name of the profile that holds the processing information for a vault session.


The name of the robot the vault is associated with.

Session ID

The unique numeric value that identifies the vault session. Session ID assignment starts at 1 the first time a vault sessions runs after vault is installed. The value increments by one every time a new vault session runs.

Parent JobID

A Vault job that duplicates images starts one or more bpduplicate processes. Each of these child jobs refers to the job ID of the parent Vault job that started it.

Media to Eject

The number of tapes to be ejected for a vault session. If the profile is configured for deferred eject, the tapes are not ejected when the profile runs.


The following values progress from the first value to the last as the vault job progresses:

  • Choosing Images

  • Duplicating Images

  • Choosing Media

  • Catalog Backup

  • Eject and Report

More Information

About detailed Vault job status

About extended error codes