Restarting NetBackup Client on Windows
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 ?”.