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How to remove a BMR boot server that no longer exists

Created: 18 Jan 2013 • Updated: 26 Mar 2013 | 5 comments
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I want to remove an old MBR boot server from my NBU 7.5 Linux master server.  This boot server was created back in 7.0 and does not exist any more.  I can't remove it the normal way because it has shared resource trees associated with it, and I cannot remove them either.  Is there a command to remove this from my gui?  

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RamNagalla's picture
, SRT should not cause issue while removing the boot server,they still stay with the BMR for future use.
From BMR admin guide page no 24:-
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 by other BMR
Boot server or the same Boot server if enabled again in future
what are the errors that you are getting when trying to remove boot server and SRT?
terryd3's picture

2 Log on as the root user to the BMR boot server host.

      I can't log on to the boot server host because it does not exist any more.

RamNagalla's picture


i am not finding any way, but i just got one idea, just try it ,(I am not sure, if it works or not but trying this will not give any issues)

if it does not work, you may need to log a case with symnatec.

take any another media server (which is not a boot server) when its ideal

modify the bp.conf CLIENT_NAME with the boot server name that you want to remove.

CLIENT_NAME = <boot server name >

then update the master server /etc/hosts with IP address and boot server name


<IP of Media aserver>   <boot server name>

then run the command 

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin bmrsetupboot -deregister

and see how it works.

Marianne's picture

Found a couple of commands from old customer case:

# bmrs -operation delete -resource srt -name <srt-name>

# bmrs -operation delete -resource bootserver -name <bootserver-name>

You can also have a look at this TN (never tried it myself): 
(Title seems to be misleading since all commands are run on the master server.)

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

terryd3's picture

The technet that Marianne referred to worked for me. 

Thank you!