Friday, April 18, 2008

VERITAS netbackup test client connection

Veritas NetBackup (tm) 6.0 supplies a new command to test connections to clients. This command is the bptestbpcd command. This command is helpful because, unlike ping or nslookup, it tests for connection to a NetBackup Client using client connection options at the NetBackup communication level. Parameter switches allow a user to target a NetBackup Client or a host. Connection using the different Client Connect Options can also be tested. Troubleshooting is made easier by including the -verbose and -debug switches.

1. From a Windows command prompt change into the \veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd directory, or in a UNIX console window, change into the /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd directory.
2. Type bptestbpcd /? to list the command parameters.
3. Run the command bptestbpcd -client xxxx (where xxxx is a clientname) to test connection to a client.
4. To view further details, run the command #bptestbpcd -client xxxx -verbose (where xxxx is a clientname).
5. To trace through the connection process, run the command bptestbpcd -client xxxx -debug (where xxxx is a clientname).