For release 0.93 Second round of NBU 6.5 related fixes as well as some enhancements. Most significantly, we are getting ready to use NBU to move beyond just inspecting and monitoring and start making changes to the running NetBackup environment! - "Gracefully" notice NetBackup is not installed - Handle multiple image copies by maintaining fragment lists for each one - Better license key analysis - Distinction between media managers and robotic media managers - Non-removable media forced to "disk" density - Some policy manipulation code - activate / de-activate For release 0.92 First round of updates focused on support release 6.5 Most of these updates revolve parsing the much enhanced (but still hopelessly broken) output of bpdbjobs. However, it looks like this time around there is enough of a cooky crumb trail to come up with some sort of speed analysis again. Run nbutop.pl and enjoy! For release 0.91 Bug fixes, of course; mostly related to changes in the output of various NetBackup tools as this release finally catches up with Veritas' release 5.1 and its patches. Hopefully support for 6.x will not take near as long! Here is a brief overview of some of the major work that has gone into release 0.91: - Support for Windows (under cygwin) completed - Properly handle disk based storage units and their file "volumes". - Handle new calendaring schedule format - Handle Duplicate job type - coverage.pl XML-ized and taught about various new OS versions - client-list.pl, volume-use.pl, robot-status.pl "production" ready - policy-space.pl shows backup volume analysis capabilities and of course many, many bug-fixes. For release 0.90 Finally getting down to the hard work of writing docs and on-line help. Can you believe it? - class-list.pl XML-ized and moved into "production" - toc.pl into "production" For release 0.86 Lots of work regarding volumes and their existence in media manager or volume databases. - Figured out, I think, bit 0x10 of the media status field - Deal with multiple volume databases and thus volume-ds that could exist more than once. That is, complain and ignore the second definition. - Licensing handles re-using the same key on more than one host (naughty, naughty!) - Add jobtype "Import" and lots more... For release 0.85 Some minor fixes and updates for NBU 4.5 compatibility - Handle multiplexed fragments when computing a volume's TOC - Properly code job types - 4.5.0 recognized in robot inventorying logic - drives and robots now track whether they're known to any storage units; this allows one to identify equipment currently in use by NetBackup or not. - Scratch pools identified via -listscratch - Fix bug in job parsing when tapes are positioning before they're mounted For release 0.75 This release builds on its predecessors by fleshing out more and more functionality as user (my) needs warrant. Lately these have been focussed on two areas in particular: volume tracking and job reporting. Hence the NBU::Media class implements quite a few more attribute manipulation methods and the NBU::Job class has gotten quite adept at parsing through the bpdbjobs output. And this just in under the wire: a start on License analysis using a NBU::License class Here is a somehwat arbitrary summary of changes: - nbutop.pl figures out which drives it should monitor by scavenging through all the storage unit definitions. - The NBU::Host class implements a crude hostname aliasing mechanism so servers listed under multiple names (read: with multiple interfaces) can be identified as being one and the same. At some point the aliases list will be read from a configuration file. (If only XML support wasn't such a pain to install!) - js.pl and nbutop.pl can be made to talk to other master servers with by setting a -M flag. - client and class list examples now list class membership and member clients respectively. - Get and set offsite attributes on volumes. - Jobs can now regurgitate the errors associated with them. - If you're willing to install some XML related modules, the new robot-snapshot.pl script's configuration files are now written in XML; more of this is coming. - Volume ejecting and robot inventory updating are now wired live. (Vaulting here we come :-) - Minor code re-arranging has lowered the Perl version requirements to 5.004 - js.pl with -e will list the errors associated with a job; especially helpful for those pesky status 1 jobs against Windoze boxes. - Quash stderr messages from the various cli tools For release 0.74 - Run bpconfig as part of gathering the full picture of the NetBackup environment. This allows us to display information on e-mail notifications amongst other things (see config.pl). - The volume-list.pl example displays assigned retention levels for each volume. - Courtesy of Peter Buschman we now parse a disk storage unit in bpdbjobs output. - js.pl can display the file list for a given job - toc.pl example sorts image file lists - Man pages for NBU.pm; nbutop.pl The .pl files with man pages were moved into a bin sub-directory and are now officially installed as part of this module - Fix the problem caused by bpdbjobs sending refresh data about jobs that are being expired from its database - Handle drive indices on a media server by media server basis rather than having a single global list of them. - Even the Image class now has a loadImages factory method which will indeed load all images. Oh the questions you can now finally ask! Take a peek at examples/statistics.pl for a few simple ones - Class objects implement loadImages. - Class information is now loaded on demand as well. Of course if you know you are going to loop over all of them, you'd still want to load them en masse first. For release 0.73: Most changes are bug fix and example script related. It is interesting to see how easy it has been to whip up scripts on top of the object model. However, sometimes a flaw in the underlying model is exposed :-( Major changes are: - addition of nbutop.pl Patterned after the famous top utility, this script lists the currently active jobs in a number of sort orders. Leveraging the object model correlating active jobs to volumes and drives was a no-brainer!