Restarting NetBackup Client on Windows

by bitznbitez

Recently I had to recycle the NetBackup client on a Windows Server 2003 system I am SQLServer DBA on. The procedure is quite simple. It requires System Administration permissions. This will cancel any in flight backup or restore operations.

Open a cmd window and perform the following.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>.\bpdown.exe
NetBackup 7.1 -- Shutdown Utility
NetBackup software will be shutdown. This may cause backups to fail.
 Do you wish to proceed? (y/n) y
 Shutting down services
Shutdown completed successfully.
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>.\bpup.exe
NetBackup 7.1 -- Startup Utility
NetBackup services are about to be started.
 Do you wish to proceed? (y/n) y
 Starting services
Start up completed successfully.
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>

It is possible that NetBackup is installed in a different location in which case a search for bpup or bpdown will be required.

Some command line options you may wish to consider include the -v -f options, -v for a verbose listing of services being started or stopped, -f to not be asked “are you sure ?”.