Nagios and monitor veritas backup exec


#1

Hi folks…

Has anyone tried to monitor backup exec. And how…??

As i can see backup exec is only supporting snmp traps.

Thanks


#2

I’m also trying to setup the same thing.

Did you manage to get it to work, or does anyone else know what’s involved in getting it to function properly?


#3

still have to do it.
Have you thought about introducing a SNMP EXEC function? this is how i check postfix queues… should work here too with the right script :slight_smile:

any ideas welcome :slight_smile:

Luca


#4

What about running a cron job that grabs
\server\c$\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\Data\BEX*.txt

and then does a
for d in find /tmp/BEX*.txt -mtime -1
cat $d|grep "Job completion status"
done

Of course… you would then need to write a custom plugin to return result back to nagios. That is on my todo list.


#5

As said above you don’t need a custom plugin, just use an snmp-exec to a shell script which "cat"s your scripts output and returns it into a personalized OID which you fetch with check_snmp.
Have this on the timetable tomorrow… :slight_smile: (only to check the number of available tapes for each pool and the tape units status… but maybe it could help)

Luca