bpcd - NetBackup client daemon. Enables the NetBackup clients and servers to accept requests from NetBackup servers.
<nbu_dir_path>bpcd [-standalone] [-debug] [-portnum number] [-keyfile] [-restrict_if host_or_ip]
On UNIX and Linux systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/
On Windows systems,
is a communications daemon that the NetBackup Client Service
activates. Typically, on UNIX systems
The bpcd daemon accepts requests from NetBackup servers. Requests include the following:
Initiate backup and restore jobs
Get NetBackup configuration parameters
Set NetBackup configuration parameters
When you install NetBackup on a client, the installation process typically adds entries for bpcd to the following:
UNIX or Linux client:
entry looks like the following:
bpcd 13782/tcp bpcd
entry on UNIX and Linux systems looks like the following:
bpcd stream tcp nowait root /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd bpcd
The following options are available only on UNIX and Linux clients and imply that the
option is active.
to run continuously rather than
from forking and does not disconnect it from standard input, output, and error.
- -portnum number
Specifies the port number where
listens for requests. The default is the
- -restrict_if host_or_ip
Specifies the local network interface that
accepts connections from. Default is to accept connections from all local network interfaces. You can specify either a host name or an IP address.
is specified, you are prompted for the NetBackup pass phrase that lets
access the NetBackup encryption key file.
See the section "Additional key file security (UNIX clients only)" in the
NetBackup Security and Encryption Administratorcqs Guide
for more information.