Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Manually Remove the NetBackup Client on Linux

These are my notes on removing a NetBackup client on a Linux system. This how to is based on the Symantec Tech Note, which is referenced at the bottom of this post. This is for the most part the recommended way of removing NetBackup. I have added a few more steps so that your logs are not filled with error messages.

Shut down running NetBackup processes. (optional)
man@earth> sudo netbackup stop
stopping the NetBackup client daemon
stopping the NetBackup network daemon

Or you can use this command.
man@earth> sudo bp.kill_all

Looking for NetBackup processes that need to be terminated.

Looking for more NetBackup processes that need to be terminated.
Stopping bpcd...
Stopping vnetd...

Check for running processes. (optional)
man@earth> sudo bpps -x
NB Processes

Shared Symantec Processes
root 2827 1 0 Apr22 ? 00:00:00
If you see more then what is list above then than NetBackup didn't shut down. If the commands didn't work then move to the next step.

Remove the NetBackup client.
man@earth> rm -r /usr/openv

Look for NetBackup files in xinet.d
man@earth> ls -l /etc/xinetd.d/
Look for the bpcd, bpjava-msvc, ventd and vopied files. If the file is found remove it.

Edit the services file.
Backup the /etc/services file. Remove all NetBackup services, such as the ones listed above.

Restart xinetd 
For Susie run this command
man@earth> sudo /etc/rc.d/xinetd restart

For all others run this command
man@earth> sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart

Tech Note 71923

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