Section: NetBackup Commands (1M)
bpcd - NetBackup client daemon. Enables the NetBackup clients and servers to accept requests from NetBackup servers.
bpcd [-standalone] [-debug] [-portnum number] [-keyfile] [-terminate]
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\
On Windows systems,
is a communications daemon that the NetBackup Client Service
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:
entry looks like the following:
bpcd 13782/tcp bpcd
entry on UNIX systems looks like the following:
bpcd stream tcp nowait root /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd bpcd
The following options are available only on UNIX clients and imply that the
option is active.
from forking and does not disconnect it from standard input, output, and error.
is specified, you are prompted for the NetBackup pass phrase that lets
access the NetBackup encryption key file.
For more information, see "Additional key file security" in the
NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.
- -portnum number
Specifies the port number where
listens for requests. The default is the
to run continuously rather than requiring
to start NetBackup.
is the default condition for NetBackup startup.
Stop the NetBackup Client Service (bpcd).
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