Veritas NetBackup™ WebSocket Service (NBWSS) Reference Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 9.0)

Starting a NetBackup connection to a cloud application

To talk to a cloud application, NetBackup uses a web interface that the cloud server makes available. That interface is called a WebSocket endpoint.

A NetBackup process automatically requests a connection to the WebSocket endpoint according to a preset schedule. By default, the connection process runs every 60 seconds. That process is controlled by the connectionInfo.period= property in the file on the NetBackup master server. Whenever the connection process runs, it updates (adds or deletes) NetBackup connections to endpoints. For example, if a new endpoint has been added, the process checks if NetBackup is already connected to another endpoint in the same server group. If NetBackup is not connected to another endpoint in the same server group, the process initiates a connection to the new endpoint.

To control the time interval at which NetBackup starts a connection to a cloud application


To start a connection, NetBackup must have the proper credentials to access the cloud server's endpoint:

See WebSocket endpoint details and their formatting.

See Saving NetBackup credentials for a WebSocket server endpoint.