Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
bprd — initiate NetBackup request daemon
The directory path to this command is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/
This command operates only on UNIX systems.
bprd is responsible for starting automatic client backups and for responding to client requests for file restores and user backups and archives. bprd runs only on the master server and can be started only by the administrator.
The following steps occur in the order listed when bprd starts:
After it disassociates itself from the terminal, the daemon does the following:
Logs a message that indicates it started.
Starts bpdbm (NetBackup database manager).
Verifies that no other instance of bprd is running. If another instance of bprd is found, the program terminates.
The program reads the NetBackup configuration attributes and recycles older error and debug log files. Activity and error logs are also recycled on a daily basis.
bprd determines its port number by checking the
servicesfile for an entry with a service name of bprd and a protocol name of tcp. For example:
After it binds to its port, the program performs the following tasks: It schedules automatic client backups, accepts requests from client computers for file restores or user backups or archives, and accepts administrative requests from the server.
You can use bprdreq -terminate to terminate bprd. If you terminate bprd, it does not terminate bpdbm.
Specifies that the bprd command writes additional information in its daily debug log for debugging purposes.
/usr/openv/netbackup/db/* /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bprd/* /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/initbprd /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/initbpdbm