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How to do a BMR shutdown ?

Created: 14 Dec 2012 • Updated: 20 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
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Hi Guys,

Need Help..i have been told to stop BMR from running on our AIX master server since it is taking up lot of space and causing performance issu.

Can you tell me how to do that and what needs to be done pls ?


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mph999's picture

I'm not sure BMR takes a lot of space - easy to check ...


Stopping the bmrd daemon I don't think will make any difference - the space will still be used by the DB - how big is this file ?

To stop using BMR you also have to deselect the BMR option in the policies that use it.

As far as I know, if the BMR DB exists bmrd will start, it can be permantly stopped with ...

bmrsetupmaster -undo 

But this will delete the BMR DB which you probably don't want to do.

Other option (as bmrd will restart when NBU is restarted) is to remove the bmrd line in ...db/data/cxdbms.conf but this is probably 'unsupported'.

I think before doing anything, you need to prove that bmr is casuing the issue, as it's not one I have heard of (which doesn't mean it isn't happening ...).


Regards,  Martin
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Marianne's picture

.... i have been told ....

Please ask the person who told you to clarify/justify his/her statement?

I have never seen/heard/read this anywhere....

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nbuno's picture

but anyways waht would be the steps to get rid of BMR from server ?

RamNagalla's picture


you have the info in Martin post... 

Note:-you need to understand the risk before doing anyting..and recommend you to follow the suggestion of Martin.

other then below admin guide steps, you can simply remove the BMR option in the policy 

below is the info from BMR admin guide..  .. 

Uninstalling BMR on UNIX or Linux systems
You do not uninstall BMR components. Rather, you deactivate them. In
NetBackup7.1 BMR master server is bundled with NetBackupmaster server and
BMR boot server is installed with NetBackup client. If you uninstall NetBackup
master server and client, BMR master server and boot server are removed from
the system Refer to SymantecNetBackup7.1 Administrator guide for uninstalling
Deactivating the BMR master server on a UNIX or Linux system
Deactivate the BMR master server by deleting the license key from the list of
current NetBackup licenses. Before you delete the license key, you should remove
the BMR database.
Use the following procedure to remove the BMR database and delete the BMR
license key.
After you delete the license key, BMR is no longer available for use.
You can delete the BMR license key only if BMR was licensed with its own key,
separate from the base NetBackup product license key.
To deactivate the BMR master server
1 Log on as the root user on the system on which the NetBackup master server
is installed.
2 To remove the BMR database, execute the following command:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bmrsetupmaster -undo -f
3 To list and delete keys, enter the following command:
Deactivating a BMR boot server on a UNIX or Linux system
Deactivate a BMR boot server by using the following procedure.
To deactivate a BMR boot server
1 On the NetBackup BMR master server, run the following command to
determine the boot server name:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bmrs -o list -r bootserver
This command lists all BMR boot servers.
2 Log on as the root user to the BMR boot server host.
3 On the NetBackup BMR master server, run the following command to delete
the boot server name from the BMR database:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin bmrsetupboot -deregister
On successful execution of the command boot server instance is not visible in
NetBackupAdministrator ConsoleNetBackupAdministrator>BMRMenu>Boot
server . Un-registering stops the BMR Boot server daemon running.
Note: BMR Boot server deactivation does not remove SRT/s hosted by the BMR
Boot server. The SRTs will exist in case if it needs to be imported byother BMR
Boot server or the same Boot server if enabled again in future
hope this helps..