[gpfsug-discuss] mmbackup file selections

Skylar Thompson skylar2 at uw.edu
Wed Jan 19 15:39:55 GMT 2022

Hi Paul,

Not to toot my own horn and while the DEBUGmmbackup=2 method definitely
does work, you might want to vote for this RFE I put in a month ago to get
a more robust "dry run" mode with mmbackup, since guessing how
include/exclude rules get translated from SP/dsmc to SS/mmbackup can be


Somewhat selfishly, I think implementing the RFE would benefit you as well.

On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 04:56:17PM +0000, Paul Ward wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to work out what files have been sent to backup using mmbackup.
> I have increased the -L value from 3 up to 6 but only seem to see the files that are in scope, not the ones that are selected.
> I can see the three file lists generated during a backup, but can't seem to find a list of what files were backed up.
> It should be the diff of the shadow and shadow-old, but the wc -l of the diff doesn't match the number of files in the backup summary.
> Wrong assumption?
> Where should I be looking - surely it shouldn't be this hard to see what files are selected?
> Kindest regards,
> Paul
> Paul Ward
> TS Infrastructure Architect
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