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Solaris and Netbackup, Issues with the bpcd process Very often I run into the issue that the bpcd process is getting hung or having similar issues. Errors might be like: # netstat -a |grep -i bpcd reports CLOSE_WAIT bpcd is not responding One Solution is to restart the process: Solaris up to 9: restart by using # /etc/init.d/inetsvc stop; /etc/init.d/inetsvc start to restart the full inetd process make sure you use the full line else you might drop the network. Solaris 10: # svcs -a |grep bpcd to see the process and state. # svcadm restart svc:/network/inetd:default           to restart the demon # svcadm restart svc:/network/bpcd/tcp:default  to restart the demon if its in maintence mode after those commands: # svcs |grep bpcd maintenance    10:28:52 svc:/network/bpcd/tcp:default Then use # svcadm clear svc:/network/bpcd/tcp:default # svcs |grep bpcd       shall report online          9:25:05 svc:/network/bpcd/tcp:default reference: Sometimes it happens that bpcd appears to be ‘listening’ […]

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