Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
tpext — update EMM database device mappings and external attribute files
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\
The tpext command updates the EMM database with new versions of the device mappings and external attribute files.
Before you repopulate this data, make sure that you have the most current support for new devices. New devices are added approximately every two months.
Obtain the external_types.txt mapping file from contact Technical support.
On the EMM server or the master server, place external_types.txt in the following directory to replace the current external_types.txt file:
UNIX systems: /usr/openv/var/global
Windows systems: install_path\var\global
Repopulate the EMM data by running the tpext utility:
UNIX systems: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpext -loadEMM
Windows systems: install_path\Volmgr\bin\tpext -loadEMM
During regular installation, tpext is run automatically.
If you use the create_nbdb command to create a database manually, you must also run the tpext utility. tpext loads EMM data into the database.