Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
bpcd — NetBackup client daemon. Enables the NetBackup clients and servers to accept requests from NetBackup servers.
[-standalone] [-debug] [-portnum number] [-keyfile] [-terminate]
On UNIX systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/
On Windows systems, the directory path to this command is <install_path>\NetBackup\bin\
On Windows systems, bpcd is a communications daemon that the NetBackup Client Service bpinetd activates. Normally, inetd activates bpcd on UNIX systems.
The bpcd daemon accepts requests from NetBackup servers. Requests include the following:
Initiate backup and restore jobs
Get NetBackup configuration parameters
Set NetBackup configuration parameters
When you install NetBackup on a client, the installation process typically adds entries for bpcd to the following:
The services entry looks like the following:
bpcd 13782/tcp bpcd
The inetd.conf entry on UNIX systems looks like the following:
bpcd stream tcp nowait root /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd bpcd
The following options are available only on UNIX clients and imply that the -standalone option is active.
Prevents bpcd from forking and does not disconnect it from standard input, output, and error.
When -keyfile is specified, you are prompted for the NetBackup pass phrase that lets bpcd access the NetBackup encryption key file.
For more information, see "Additional key file security" in the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.
- -portnum number
Specifies the port number where bpcd listens for requests. The default is the bpcd entry in:
Instructs bpcd to run continuously rather than requiring inetd to start NetBackup. -standalone is the default condition for NetBackup startup.
Stop the NetBackup Client Service (bpcd).