Re: [Veritas-bu] Updating bp.conf on a *nix client

2010-09-29 02:09:47
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Updating bp.conf on a *nix client
From: Dean <dean.deano AT gmail DOT com>
To: Heathe Yeakley <hkyeakley AT gmail DOT com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:09:43 +1000
What you are trying to accomplish should work without any need to
bounce any NBU services/processes anywhere. I have done it many times.

As someone else said, it sounds like a reverse name resolution
problem. Try bpclntcmd -hn <master's hostname> and bpclntcmd -ip
<master's ip> on the client and make sure they resolve OK. Also try
telnet from the client to the master on the vnetd port (13724 by


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:05 AM, Heathe Yeakley <hkyeakley AT gmail DOT com> 
> Greetings List,
> I'm building a new NBU environment and I want to add the names of my
> new master and two media servers to the bp.conf file on my *nix hosts.
> I picked a box at random, logged in, fired up the bp.conf file in vi
> and added 'SERVER = servername', saved and exited.
> When I try to connect to the client from my new master server, I get a
> status code 59 that the new master isn't allowed to talk to the
> client. So I assume I incorrectly edited the bp.conf file. I reopen it
> and delete my three 'SERVER = servername' entries.
> I want to be able to log into a client machine, edit the bp.conf file
> in vi (or some text editor) and have my changes take effect without
> having to get the master server involved.
> --== WHAT I'VE TRIED SO FAR ==--
> Now, if I:
> * Log into my current master server
> * Go to host properties
> * Select the same client
> * Go to the servers tab under client properties
> and add the three new servers there, I can then switch over to the new
> master server and connect to the client.
> When I log back into my UNIX client and pull up the bp.conf file, I
> see the same entries that I had typed in manually.
> So my next thought is "OK, so it isn't enough that you just edit the
> bp.conf file. Maybe after I edit the file I need to restart something
> on the client side here."
> I looked for the netbackup [start | stop] script in
> /usr/openv/netbackup/bin and /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies and
> didn't find one. I Googled how to restart the NBU client software on a
> client and saw several different answers:
> * restart xinetd
> * run the netbackup [start | stop] script in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin
> or /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies
> * run /etc/init.d/s[some number]netbackup [start | stop]
> I tried all of these suggestions. Restarting xinetd after editing
> bp.conf didn't put my changes into effect.
> As I already stated, there is no netbackup [start | stop] script in
> the aforementioned directories as there are on a master or media
> server.
> I didn't find a netbackup startup script in my /etc/init.d directory,
> nor do I find any file at all named 'netbackup' even if I do:
> find / -name netbackup
> I browsed the HOWTOs on Symantec's site and noticed they mention the
> use of bpsetconfig and bpgetconfig. I made a text file with the new
> 'SERVER = servername" entries and tried using bpsetconfig. I
> discovered that this overwrites the contents of bp.conf on the client,
> as opposed to appending the new servers to the existing list.
> My last idea was to launch jnbSA with the "-l log.log -lc &" flags and
> try to capture the commands that NBU is using when I update the client
> from the master server using the GUI.
> No dice. The master server makes the updates and logs no activity to
> the command log file.
> So... I'm stumped. Is it possible to make a simple edit to the bp.conf
> file on a client and apply the changes?
> - HKY
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