Relocating the NetBackup database

The NetBackup database, NBDB, and its associated files, is created on the master server by default. For performance reasons, NBDB can be moved to another host. Symantec recommends that NBDB be on the same host as the EMM server.

The NBDB database files can be moved from their default location in Install_path\VERITAS\NetBackupDB\data.


NetBackup does not support saving the NetBackup relational database (NBDB, including the EMM data) to a remote file system such as NFS or CIFS.


If Bare Metal Restore is installed, BMRDB must be located on the master server.

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Sharing an EMM server

Moving NBDB database files after installation