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Symantec/Veritas Backup Exec

We query Backup Exec's native log files on the local device as these give more accurate and detailed information on the status of the Backup Job than the Windows Event Log.

Backup Exec writes to these logs by default and they are contained in the folder: C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\Data or C:\Program Files\SYMANTEC\Backup Exec\NT\Data depending upon the version, though we use the registry to check the log file location.

The log file type is XML and they use the format BEX0001.xml. See the examples of the header and footer:

Header

{header}{filler}======================================================================
{/filler}{server}Job server: Backup
{/server}{name}Job name: DAILY
{/name}{start_time}Job started: 03 May 2006 at 23:00:03
{/start_time}{type}Job type: Backup
{/type}{log_name}Job Log: BEX_Backup_00115.xml
{/log_name}{filler}======================================================================

Footer

{footer}{filler}======================================================================
{/filler}{end_time>Job ended: 04 May 2006 at 07:02:09
{/end_time}{engine_completion_status}Job completion status: Successful
{/engine_completion_status}{filler}======================================================================
{/filler}{completeStatus}3{/completeStatus}{/footer}