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Daemons

About the Daemons tab


The Daemons tab displays the status of NetBackup daemons on the selected master server. Not all columns appear by default. Click View > Column Layout to show or hide columns. Table: NetBackup daemons

Daemon NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server (bmrd)

Description

Appears if Bare Metal Restore is installed.

NetBackup Legacy Network Service (bpinetd)

Listens for connections from NetBackup servers in the network and when an authorized connection is made, starts the necessary NetBackup process to service the connection. The service cannot be stopped from the Activity Monitor because it receives data that appears in the Administration Console. If it is stopped, the console cannot display the data.

NetBackup Compatibility Service (bpcompatd)

Service that is used to communicate with legacy NetBackup services.

Manages the NetBackup internal databases and catalogs. BPDBM must be NetBackup Database running on the NetBackup master server during all normal NetBackup Manager (bpdbm) operations. Daemon that runs on the NetBackup deduplication storage server host. This daemon stores and manages deduplicated client data. The name spoold is short for storage pool daemon; do not confuse it with a print spooler daemon. Active only if the NetBackup Deduplication Option is licensed and the media server is configured as a deduplication storage server. Daemon that runs on the NetBackup deduplication storage server host. This daemon maintains the NetBackup deduplication configuration, controls deduplication internal processes, controls replication, controls security, and controls event escalation. Active only if the NetBackup Deduplication Option is licensed and the

NetBackup Deduplication Engine (spoold)

NetBackup Deduplication Manager (spad)

Daemon

Description media server is configured as a deduplication storage server. Starts the Volume Manager (vmd), the automatic volume recognition process (avrd), and any robotic processes. Processes the requests to mount and dismount tapes in robotically controlled devices through the robotic control processes. Mounts the volumes on the tape devices in response to user requests. Accesses and manages the database where media and device configuration information is stored (EMM_DATA.db). nbemm.exe must be running in order for jobs to run. The service cannot be stopped from the Activity Monitor because it receives data that appears in the Administration Console. If it is stopped, the console cannot display the data.

NetBackup Device Manager (ltid)

NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager (nbemm)

NetBackup Event Provides the communication infrastructure to pass information and events Management Service between distributed NetBackup components. Runs on the same system as (nbevtmgr) the NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager. NetBackup Job Manager (nbjm) NetBackup Policy Execution Manager (nbpem) NetBackup Relational Database Manager (NB_dbsrv) NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service (nbrmms) NetBackup Request Manager (bprd) Accepts the jobs that the Policy Execution Manager (nbpem) submits and acquires the necessary resources. The Job Manager then starts the job and informs nbpem that the job is completed. Creates Policy/Client tasks and determines when jobs are due to run. If a policy is modified or if an image expires, nbpem is notified and the Policy/Client task objects are updated. Manages the NetBackup relational database. The service must be running on the NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager server during all normal NetBackup operations. Discovers and monitors disk storage on NetBackup media servers. Also discovers, monitors, and manages Fibre Transport (FT) connections on media servers and clients for the NetBackup SAN Client option. Runs on NetBackup media servers. Processes the requests from NetBackup clients and servers. bprd also prompts NetBackup to perform automatically scheduled backups. bprdmust be running on the NetBackup master server to perform

Daemon any backups or restores.

Description

NetBackup Resource Allocates the storage units, tape drives, and client reservations for Broker (nbrb) jobs.nbrb works with the Enterprise Media Manager (NBEMM). Facilitates the communication between the NetBackup graphical user interface and NetBackup logic. NBSL is required to run Symantec OpsCenter, an application that manages and monitors multiple NetBackup environments. The service cannot be stopped from the Activity Monitor because it receives data that appears in the Administration Console. If it is stopped, the console cannot display the data.

NetBackup Service Layer (nbsl)

Monitors the NetBackup services that run on the local machine. If a service unexpectedly terminates, the service tries to restart the terminated service. Ifnbsvcmon determines that NetBackup is configured for a cluster, the NetBackup Service service shuts down, and the monitoring is taken over by the cluster. Monitor (nbsvcmon) The service cannot be stopped from the Activity Monitor because it receives data that appears in the Administration Console. If it is stopped, the console cannot display the data. NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager (nbstserv) NetBackup Vault Manager (nbvault) NetBackup Volume Manager (vmd) The NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager manages lifecycle operations including duplication, staging, and image expiration. Manages NetBackup Vault. NBVAULT must be running on the NetBackup Vault server during all NetBackup Vault operations. Manages the volumes (tapes) needed for backup or restore and starts local device management daemons and processes.

About the Processes tab on Windows


In the NetBackup Administration Console, the Activity Monitor Processes tab displays the NetBackup processes that run on the master server.

Note: To view services on another system, the system must be a Microsoft platform and the user must be authenticated on the Microsoft platform.
Not all columns display by default. Click View > Columns > Layout to show or hide columns. Table: NetBackup processes lists and describes the NetBackup processes. Table: NetBackup processes

Process

Port

Description

acsd

The acsd (Automated Cartridge System) daemon runs on the NetBackup 13702 media server and communicates mount and unmount requests to the host that controls the ACS robotics. The Automatic Volume Recognition process handles automatic volume recognition and label scans. The process allows NetBackup to read labeled tapes and assign the associated removable media requests to drives. The process for the NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server service.

avrd

None

bmrd

8362

bpcd

The NetBackup Client daemon, this process issues requests to and from the master server and the media server to start programs on remote hosts. On UNIX clients, bpcd can only be run in stand-alone mode. 13782 On Windows, bpcd always runs under the supervision of bpinetd.exe. NetBackup has a specific configuration parameter for bpcd: if the port number is changed within the NetBackup configuration, the software updates the port number in the services file as well. None The process for the NetBackup Compatibility service.

bpcompatd

bpdbm

The process for the NetBackup Database Manager service. 13721 The process that responds to queries that are related to the NetBackup catalog. The process for the NetBackup Client service. The process that provides a listening service for connection requests. Note: To configure a BasicDisk storage unit that uses

bpinetd

None

Process

Port

Description CIFS, bpinetd, nbrmms, and vnetd must share the same logon credentials as on the media server.

The NetBackup-Java application server authentication service program. bpinetd starts the program during startup of the NetBackup-Java bpjava-msvc 13722 GUI applications and authenticates the user that started the NetBackupJava GUI application. The NetBackup-Java application server user service program on NetBackup servers. bpjava-msvc starts the program upon successful login with the NetBackup-Java applications login dialog box. bpjavasusvcservices all requests from the NetBackup-Java GUI applications for administration and end-user operations on the host on which the NetBackup-Java application server is running. The NetBackup Jobs Database Management daemon. This process queries and updates the jobs database.

bpjavasusvc

None

bpjobd

13723

bprd

The process for the NetBackup Request Daemon. The process that starts the automatic backup of clients and responds to client requests for file restores and user backups and archives. 13720 NetBackup has a specific configuration parameter for bprd: if the port number changes within the NetBackup configuration, the software updates the port number in the services file as well. None None The process for the NetBackup Device Manager service. The NetBackup Administration Console on the Windows platform. The process for the NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager service. The process that accesses and manages the database where media and device configuration information is stored (EMM_DATA.db). nbemm.exe must be running in order for jobs to run. The process for the NetBackup Event Manager service. The process that creates and manages event channels and objects for communication among NetBackup daemon. The Event Manager daemon runs with the Enterprise Media Manager (nbemm) only on master servers.

ltid NBConsole

nbemm

None

nbEvtMgr

None

Process

Port

Description The process that controls the Fibre Transport target mode drivers on the media server. nbfdrv64 runs on media servers configured for NetBackup Fibre Transport. The Fibre Transport (FT) server process that runs on media servers configured for NetBackup Fibre Transport. It does the following for the server side of the FT connection: controls data flow, processes SCSI commands, manages data buffers, and manages the target mode driver for the host bus adaptors. The process for the NetBackup Job Manager service. The process that accepts the jobs that the Policy Execution Manager (NBPEM) submits and acquires the necessary resources. The Job Manager then starts the job and informs nbpem that the job is completed. The process for the NetBackup Policy Execution Manager service. It creates Policy/Client tasks and determines when jobs are due to run. If a policy is modified or if an image expires, NBPEM is notified and the appropriate Policy/Client tasks are updated. The process that safely allows multi-threaded NetBackup processes to use existing multi-threaded unsafe libraries. This process allocates storage units, tape drives, and client reservations for jobs. nbrb works with the Enterprise Media Manager (NBEMM). The process for the NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor service. Enables NetBackup to remotely manage and monitor resources on a system that are used for backup (or affected by backup activity).

nbfdrv64

None

nbftsrvr

None

nbjm

None

nbpem

None

nbproxy

None

nbrb

None

nbrmms

None

Note: To configure a BasicDisk storage unit that uses CIFS, bpinetd, nbrmms, and vnetd must share the same logon credentials as on the media server. See Configuring credentials for CIFS and disk storage units. The process for the NetBackup Service Layer service. nbsl facilitates the communication between the graphical user interface and NetBackup logic. The process for the NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager. Manages

nbsl

None

nbstserv

None

Process

Port

Description storage lifecycle policy operations and schedules duplication jobs. Monitors disk capacity on capacity managed volumes and removes older images when required. The process for the NetBackup Service Monitor. Monitors the NetBackup services. When a service unexpectedly terminates, nbsvcmon attempts to restart the terminated service. If Vault is installed, the process for the NetBackup Vault Manager service.

nbsvcmon

None

nbvault

None

ndmp

NDMP is the acronym for Network Data Management Protocol. NDMP 10000 servers are designed to adhere to this protocol and listen on port 10000 for NDMP clients to connect to them. The NetBackup Volume Manager (vmd) starts the oprd operator request daemon. This process receives requests to mount and unmount volumes and communicates the requests to the NetBackup Device Manager ltid. The NetBackup Device Manager communicates the requests to the robotics through SCSI interfaces.

oprd

None

postgres

The process for the NetBackup deduplication database. It runs on the deduplication storage server. 10085 Active only if the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication option is licensed. The process for the NetBackup Deduplication Engine service. It runs on the deduplication storage server. Active only if the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication option is licensed.

spoold

None

tl4d

The tl4d process runs on the host that has a Tape Library 4mm. This process receives NetBackup Device Manager requests to mount and 13713 unmount volumes and communicates these requests to the robotics through SCSI interfaces. 13705 The tl8d process runs on a NetBackup media server that manages a drive in a Tape Library 8mm. This process receives NetBackup Device Manager requests to mount and unmount volumes, and sends these requests to the robotic-control process tl8cd. The tl8cd process communicates with the TL8 robotics through SCSI

tl8d tl8cd

Process

Port

Description interfaces. To share the tape library, tl8cd runs on the NetBackup server that provides the robotic control.

tldd tldcd

The tldd process runs on a NetBackup server that manages drive in a Tape Library DLT. This process receives NetBackup Device Manager requests to mount and unmount volumes and sends these requests to the roboticcontrol process tldcd. 13711 The tldcd process communicates with the Tape Library DLT robotics through SCSI interfaces. To share the tape library, tldcd runs on the NetBackup server that provides the robotic control. The tlhd process runs on each NetBackup server that manages a drive in a Tape Library Half-inch. This process receives NetBackup Device Manager requests to mount and unmount volumes and sends these 13717 requests to the robotic-control process tlhcd. The tlhcd process runs on the NetBackup server that provides the robotic control and communicates with the TLH robotics through SCSI interfaces. The tlmd Tape Library Multimedia (TLM) daemon runs on a NetBackup server. It communicates mount, unmount, and robot inventory requests to 13716 a NetBackup media server that hosts ADIC DAS/SDLC software and controls the TLM robotics. 13701 The process for the NetBackup Volume Manager service. This process is preserved for backward compatiability. For example, when the 7.0.1 Java interface communicates with a 7.0 NetBackup server. The Veritas Network Daemon allows all socket communication to take place while connecting to a single port. Legacy NetBackup services that 13724 were introduced before NetBackup 6.0 use the vnetd port number. Note: To configure a BasicDisk storage unit that uses CIFS, bpinetd, nbrmms, and vnetd must share the same logon credentials as on the media server. See Configuring credentials for CIFS and disk storage units. 4032 The Veritas Authorization Service verifies that an identity has permission to perform a specific task.

tlhd tlhcd

tlmd

vmd

vnetd

vrts-authport

Process vrts-at-port

Port 2821

Description The Veritas Authentication Service validates, identifies, and forms the basis for authorization and access. The Symantec Private Branch Exchange allows all socket communication to take place while connecting through a single port. Connections to NetBackup 7.0.1 and later use the veritas_pbx port.

veritas_pbx

1556

Netbackup daemons/programs Daemon/Program bp Description Character based menu drive interface for user directed backups, archives, and restores. Started by: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp Stopped by: Exiting the interface. Activity log: /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bp Character based menu driven interface for configuring and managing Netbackup. Started by: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpadm Stopped by: Exiting the interface. Activity log: /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/admin/admin.log on the server On UNIX clients, this program talks to bprd on the master server when a user starts an archive. Started User starting an archive. by: Stopped Completion of the operation. by: Activity /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bparchive/bparchive.log on the log: client On UNIX clients, this program talks to bprd on the master server when a user starts an archive. Started User starting a backup by: Stopped Completion of the operation. by: Activity /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bpbackup/bpbackup.log on the log: client On UNIX servers, the Backup/Restore Manager manages the client and Media Manager processes and uses error status from both to determine the final status of backup/restore operations. Started by: bpsched Stopped by: Completion of the operation. Activity log: /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bpbrm/bpbrm.log on the server. Backup Archiver generates the backup images on UNIX clients excepting Apollos. Started by: bpbrm on the server with the storage unit. Stopped Completion of the operation by: Activity log: usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bpbkar/BPBKAR.LOG on the client Client daemon that allows Netbackup to kick off programs on remote hosts without using a /.rhosts file. Started by: inetd Stopped Completion of the operation by: Activity /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bpcd/bpcd.log on both client and log: server.

bpadm

bparchive

bpbackup

bpbrm

bpbkar

bpcd