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purpose of nbhostdbcmd?

For maintenance reasons NetBackup had to be stopped on one of our master servers (RHEL 6.10, NetBackup 8.2). After the netbackup stop command we saw the following process running for a couple minutes:

NB Processes
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root 9383 1 0 09:58 ? 00:00:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbhostdbcmd -update -force -daemon

Could anyone explain what this process is doing? Would it be safe to kill the process manually (we waited till it stopped by itself...)?. I cannot find any documentation about it anywhere.

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Re: purpose of nbhostdbcmd?

nbhostdbcmd is a process that is used as part of Veritas's telemetry collection, most likely Smart Meter. I do not think terminating the process would cause any issues, as it is not a vital process. 

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Re: purpose of nbhostdbcmd?

nbhostdbcmd is a process that is used as part of Veritas's telemetry collection, most likely Smart Meter. I do not think terminating the process would cause any issues, as it is not a vital process. 

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Re: purpose of nbhostdbcmd?

Hello Ethan

Thanks for your reply. I marked it as solution. In the meantime I came across the following knowledge base entry which supports your answer:

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100047688

Thanks again.