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NetVault 11.4 - CLI Reference Guide

Introduction Getting started Using the command-line utilities Using the nvreport utility


Displays log messages.

Table 79. nvreadlog


Exits after showing historic log messages.


Specifies the start date; it is specified as the number of days before the current date.


Starts the output from midnight preceding the number of days specified with the -b option. You must use this option with the -b option.

For example, at 3 P.M., you specify -b 1, logs starting from 3 P.M. the day before are displayed. With the -m option, log messages starting from the midnight of previous day are displayed.

If you specify -m without the -b option or with -b 0, log messages starting from the midnight of current day are displayed. If you issue this command at 3 P.M., 15 hours of logs are displayed.


Specifies one or more characters that you want to use as delimiters. For example, -d followed by two spaces would separate each displayed item with two spaces.


Displays specific messages. For example, if you specify -o failed, only messages that contain the word “failed” are displayed.

You can specify multiple strings using comma as a separator.

As “-h” is a command option, use the full command “-help” to view help for this command:

Other utilities



Displays the NetVault date and time in use on the current machine. This information is obtained from the machine configured as the NetVault Time Server. For more information about NetVault Time, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.


Finds machine ID of the NetVault Backup Server or Client machine on which this utility is run. Machine ID is required to obtain permanent license keys for NetVault Backup products.

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