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Restarting client services

Created: 20 Aug 2013 • Updated: 21 Aug 2013 | 7 comments
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Can anyone explain me how to restart the netbackup client services in Solaris server?

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quebek's picture

I would tried with with this command:

/etc/init.d/netbackup stop

/etc/init.d/netbackup start

watsons's picture

That depends..

It's correct if the Solaris is installed with Netbackup master or media server software.

But if it's just a Netbackup client, use

   to stop

# bpcd -trminate
# vnetd -terminate

   to start

# bpcd -standalone
# vnetd -standalone

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Thiago Pereira's picture

Hi nagavp,

I generaly use the follow command:


This command will stop all Netbackup services.

To start use:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup start

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nagavp's picture

Hi Quebek & Thiago,

I think your are explaining about restarting media server services. What i am expecting is on client..

Hi Watsons,

Do we have to navigate to any path to execute this cmd or we can simply run the cmd?

watsons's picture

bpcd & vnetd are both under /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/

quebek's picture

Well I took the above from the NBU Install Unix pdf - and its related to master/media/client as there is no distinguish in between installation types. Take a look


Linette V's picture

I tend to use

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup stop
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup start

I prefer this command to just stopping demons, just incase there is anything else going on on the client like it's acting as a BMR boot server (which clients can now do), it's running suthentication, or FT client things.

If after doing this 'graceful' stop there are still processes hanging around (seen with /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpps) I then use bp.kill_all

I hope that helps!