How To - Perform a manual NetBackup client removal on Linux from 8.1 onwards

This section provides the procedure to manually remove NetBackup software on Linux clients.


  1. Stop all NetBackup running processes and daemons using the following command: 

  1. Before NetBackup removal, you need to carry out the following step: 
  • For Debian clients, delete the security certificates using the following command:
nbcertcmd -deleteAllCertificates

  1. Remove NetBackup folder using the following command:
rm -r /usr/openv

  1. Remove the following NetBackup reference files in /etc/xinetd.d:
rm -f /etc/xinetd.d/bpcd
rm -f /etc/xinetd.d/bpjava-msvc
rm -f /etc/xinetd.d/vnetd
rm -f /etc/xinetd.d/vopied 
  1. Remove NetBackup references in the /etc/services file:
NetBackup services 
bpjava-msvc 13722/tcp bpjava-msvc 
bpcd 13782/tcp bpcd 
vnetd 13724/tcp vnetd 
vopied 13783/tcp vopied
  1. Restart inetd using the following command:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart
If you continue to experience difficulties removing the client please open a case with the DLT Opscenter using the following contact information:

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