Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
bpcompatd — run NetBackup compatibility service
[-max_time seconds] [-console] [-debug]
-bpcd_connect clientname [-debug]
-bpdbm_connect hostname [-debug]
-bpjobd_connect hostname [-debug]
-bprd_connect hostname [-debug]
-robot_connect hostname robot_type [-debug]
-vmd_connect hostname [-debug]
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\
This command is used internally by new NetBackup services to communicate with legacy NetBackup services.
Tests the local bpcompatd daemon or service to see if it is running.
- -bpcd_connect clientname
Tests a bpcd connection to clientname by using the bpcompatd command.
- -bpdbm_connect hostname
Tests a bpdbm connection to hostname by using the bpcompatd command.
- -bpjobd_connect hostname
Tests a bpjobd connection to hostname by using the bpcompatd command.
- -bprd_connect hostname
Tests a bprd connection to hostname by using the bpcompatd command.
If you specify -debug, the information that is normally logged in the debug log file of bpcompatd is written to standard error.
If you do not specify one of these options, bpcompatd runs as a daemon (for UNIX) or a service (for Windows). The following options are available when you run bpcompatd as a daemon or service:
This option is applicable to Windows only. Normally, bpcompatd is run through the Service Manager. You can use the -console option to run the bpcompatd service from the command line.
If you specify -debug, the information that normally is logged on the debug log file of bpcompatd is written to standard error. For Windows, this option implies the -console option. On UNIX systems, this option prevents the bpcompatd service from running in the background.
- -max_time seconds
The maximum time bpcompatd waits for a new connection before it performs routine tasks. The default is 60 seconds on UNIX systems. The default is one second on Windows systems.
- -robot_connect hostname robot_type
Tests a robot daemon connection to hostname for robot_type by using the bpcompatd command.
Valid robot types include the following:
NONE - Not robotic
ACS - Automated Cartridge System
TL4 - Tape Library 4MM
TL8 - Tape Library 8MM
TLD - Tape Library DLT
TLH - Tape Library Half-Inch
TLM - Tape Library Multimedia
Terminates the local bpcompatd daemon or service if it is running.
- -vmd_connect hostname
Tests a vmd connection to hostname by using the bpcompatd command.