About extended error codes

Vault jobs may exit with exit status values greater than 255. These values are called extended error codes because they extend beyond the standard 255 NetBackup error codes. If a vault job exits with an extended error code, the exit status returned to the shell is 252. NetBackup adopted the convention that the exit status 252 means that an extended error code is returned by using stderr, in the following message:

	EXIT status = extended error code

The Activity Monitor displays the extended error code rather than the value 252 returned to the shell in this case.

See About errors returned by the Vault session.