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 ?”.


One thought on “Restarting NetBackup Client on Windows

  1. Can you please let me know why does such services stop (especially Netbackup client service).
    What is the possible reason for this.
    Also in our environment, we do disable the Firewall from using firewall.cpl command but not sure how it helps in case of ping/telnet from the master server. Also what is the purpose of keeping the firewall service started and the firewall rules from above command disbled(all in red)

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