Veritas NetBackup™ SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide
- Introducing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Planning your deployment
- About SAN Client storage destinations
- Preparing the SAN
- Licensing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Configuring SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Configuring a Fibre Transport media server
- Configuring SAN clients
- Configuring SAN clients in a cluster
- Fibre Transport properties
- Configuring SAN client usage preferences
- Managing SAN clients and Fibre Transport
- Disabling SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Troubleshooting SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- About unified logging
Stopping and starting Fibre Transport services
Fibre Transport services run on both the FT media servers and SAN clients.
The following are the FT services that run on media servers:
The nbftsrvr service manages the server side of the FT pipe.
The nbfdrv64 service controls the target mode drivers on the media server.
The nbftsrvr service starts the nbfdrv64 service. If you stop one, the other stops. If one ends abnormally, the other stops.
The nbftclnt FT service runs on SAN clients:
These services do not appear in the NetBackup Activity Monitor; they do appear in the operating system process displays.
In normal operation, you should not have to start or stop the services. A Veritas support engineer may direct you to stop and restart services for troubleshooting purposes.
Alternatively, you can use the UNIX kill command without the -9 option to stop the services. The NetBackup bp.kill_all command stops the FT services, but it stops all other NetBackup services also.
Do not use the UNIX kill -9 command and option to stop the nbfdrv64 process. It does not allow the process to stop gracefully, and the SAN clients cannot detect the FT devices when the nbfdrv64 process dies. You then may have to reboot the client systems so they detect the FT devices again (after you restart nbfdrv64).
The NetBackup bp.start_all command starts all NetBackup services, including the FT services.