SYNOPSIS

       bpkeyfile       [-stdin]       [-change_key_file_pass_phrase]      [-change_net-
              backup_pass_phrase] [-display] key_file_path


AVAILABILITY

       The bpkeyfile command is available only with the NetBackup Encryption option.


DESCRIPTION

       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
       you supply.

       The NetBackup client software uses an encryption key calculated from information
       in the key file  to  encrypt  files  during  backups  or  decrypt  files  during
       restores.

       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 in the  NetBackup Encryption System Administrator's Guide.


OPTIONS

       -stdin    Read pass phrases from standard input. By  default,  bpkeyfile   reads
                 pass phrases that you are prompted to input from your terminal window.

       -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.

       key_file_path
                 The path of the key file to be created or updated by bpkeyfile.


NOTES

       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
       (code 126).

       The bpkeyutil command is used for legacy encryption.


FILES

                           18 Jan 2005               bpkeyfile(1)