To find out whether a backup initiated by the dump command is proceeding as expected or has aborted, you can run the backup status command.
- To know the status of a backup, enter the following command:
Following is an example of the backup status
ID State Type Device Start Date Level Path
-- ----- ---- ------ ---------- ----- ----
1 ACTIVE dump nrst0a Nov 28 00:22 0 /vol/vol0
2 ACTIVE dump nrst0a Nov 28 00:22 3 /vol/vol1
4 ACTIVE NDMP urst1a Nov 28 00:22 1 /vol/vol0
6 RESTARTABLE dump Nov 27 00:22 3 /vol/vol1
The following list describes the elements of the dump table:
- The unique ID assigned to the dump and the index in the software’s internal dump table. As soon as a dump completes, its ID number is deallocated and returned to the pool of available slots. The total number of entries in the dump table is limited to 32.
- The state of the dump: ACTIVE or RESTARTABLE.
- The type of invocation of dump: CLI or NDMP.
- The current device to which the dump is writing.
- Start Date
- The date on which the backup began.
- The level of the dump (0 through 9).
- The dump path.