How to delete Fiber Transport (FT / SAN) Media server entry from NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager

Problem

How to delete Fiber Transport (FT / SAN) Media server entry from NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager

Error Message

nbemmcmd -deletehost gives error
The function returned the following failure status:
generic EMM SQL error (193)
Command did not complete successfully.

Solution

The nbftconfig command is used to work with FT media servers. This command is located in this folder

Windows
<Install_path>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd

UNIX
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd

To list the SAN clients configured run the following command.

nbftconfig -listclients

To list FT / SAN media servers run the following command.

nbftconfig -listservers

First, the nbftclnt processes must be stopped on each FT client. This requires logging into each client in turn and shutting down the nbftclnt process either via taskmgr or via OS level 'kill' command.
 
Second, the FT clients must be deleted via the command
 
nbftconfig -deleteclient <FT client server name>
 
Once all the FT clients are deleted to delete the entry for FT / SAN media server run the following command.

nbftconfig -deleteserver <FT media server name>

If an error is encountered while attempting to delete the FT media server, check for orphaned pipes via the command:
 
nbrbutil -listorphanedpipes
 
If there are orphaned pipe present, remove them with the command:
 
nbrbutil -releaseorphanedpipes
 
and then run the deleteserver command again.
 
Once the entry for media server is removed from FT media server list, if desired, follow the media server decommission process to remove the media server from NetBackup setup.

If there are other FT media servers present for the FT clients that were deleted, restart the FT client daemon and they will automatically re-register with the remaining FT media servers.


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