bpkeyfile [-stdin] [-change_key_file_pass_phrase] [-change_net-
backup_pass_phrase] [-display] key_file_path
The bpkeyfile command is available only with the NetBackup Encryption option.
bpkeyfile creates or updates a file that contains information used to generate
DES encryption keys. The information is generated based on a NetBackup pass
phrase that you supply. The key file is encrypted by a key-file pass phrase that
The NetBackup client software uses an encryption key calculated from information
in the key file to encrypt files during backups or decrypt files during
If the file exists, you are prompted to enter the current key-file pass phrase.
If you specify -change_key_file_pass_phrase, you are prompted for a new key
file-pass phrase. If you enter an empty pass phrase, a standard key-file pass
phrase is used.
If you use the standard key-file pass phrase, bpcd can be run automatically. If
you use your own key-file pass phrase, start bpcd with the -keyfile argument as
explained under "Additional Key File Security (UNIX clients only)" in the "Con-
figuration" chapter of the NetBackup Encryption System Administrator's Guide.
-stdin Read pass phrases from standard input. By default, bpkeyfile reads
pass phrases from terminal input.
-change_key_file_pass_phrase (or -ckfpp)
Change the pass phrase used to encrypt the key file.
-change_netbackup_pass_phrase (or -cnpp)
Change the pass phrase used to encrypt NetBackup backups and archives
on this client.
-display Display information about the key file.
The path of the key file to be created or updated by bpkeyfile.
Pass phrases used by NetBackup can be from 0 to 63 characters long. To avoid
compatibility problems between systems, restrict the characters in a pass phrase
to printable ASCII characters. Space character (code 32) to tilde character