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NetBackup and Anti Virus exclusions

Created: 29 Mar 2010 • Updated: 29 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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Hello,  I'm sure this question has been asked many times.....

I have a number of Windows servers that are all installed with Symantec Anti Virus  When the backup jobs run on these servers, it has been noticed that the "File System Auto-Protect" (real time scanning) is virus scanning the files as they are being backed up.  This should not be happening and is causing the backup jobs to run at 1/4 of the speed they should be.

I am using NetBackup 6.0 MP7

Can anyone tell me what exclusions, or other configuration, needs to be set up in Symantec Anti Virus so that the "File System Auto-Protect" does not scan the files as they are being backed up?

Many thanks,


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Taqadus Rehman's picture

Here is Symantec's solution to exclude netbackup services and directories.

Processes located in <install_path>\VERITAS\Volmgr\bin\
avrd.exe - Automatic Volume Recognition Daemon
ltid.exe - NetBackup Device Manager Service
vmd.exe - NetBackup Volume Manager Service

Processes located in <install_path>\VERITAS\NetBackup\bin\
bpbkar32.exe - NetBackup Backup Engine
bpbrm.exe - NetBackup Backup and Restore Manager
bpcd.exe - NetBackup Connection Daemon
bpcompatd.exe - NetBackup Compatibility Service
bpdbm.exe - NetBackup Database Manager Service
bpdm.exe - NetBackup Disk Manager
bpinetd.exe - NetBackup Client Service
bpjava-msvc.exe - NetBackup Java Authentication Service
bpjobd.exe - NetBackup Job Daemon
bprd.exe - NetBackup Request Manager Service
bptm.exe - NetBackup Tape Manager
nbconsole.exe - NetBackup Administration Console
nbemm.exe - NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager Service
nbevtmgr.exe - NetBackup Event Manager
nbjm.exe - NetBackup Job Manager Service
nbnos.exe - NetBackup Notification Service
nbpem.exe - NetBackup Policy Execution Manager Service
nbproxy.exe - NetBackup Proxy process
nbrb.exe - NetBackup Resource Broker Service
nbrmms.exe - NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
nbsl.exe - NetBackup Service Layer Service
nbstserv.exe - NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager Service
nbsvcmon.exe - NetBackup Service Monitor Service
nbvault.exe - NetBackup Vault Manager Service

Additional Processes:
<install_path>\VERITAS\NetBackupDB\WIN32\dbsrv9.exe - Adaptive Server Anywhere - VERITAS_NB Service

C:\Program Files\VERITAS\VxPBX\bin\pbx_exchange.exe - Veritas (Symantec) Private Branch Exchange Service

C:\Program Files\VERITAS\VxPBX\bin\monitor_server.exe - Veritas process used when NBU is highly available

Regards, Taqadus Rehman