NDMPD(1M) Maintenance Commands NDMPD(1M)

ndmpd - Network Data Management Protocol daemon

/usr/lib/ndmp/ndmpd [-df]

The ndmpd daemon handles client Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) requests. NDMP is an open, enterprise-wide, network-based data management protocol used for backup and recovery. The ndmpd daemon enables users to manage data backup and recovery using Data Management Application (DMA) clients. The NDMP protocol is used to coordinate data movement and control between a DMA and an NDMP server or between two NDMP servers.

The following options are supported:


Enables debugging mode. Overrides ndmpd/debug-mode smf(5) property.


Tells NDMP server not to detach from terminal and to run in foreground. Log messages will be printed to standard error output in addition to ndmp log file.

Successful completion.


An error occurred that prevented the ndmpd daemon from initializing, such as failure to fork a process, mutex initialization.


Configuration problem or invalid command line options.


Network data management protocol server binary.


Network data management protocol log messages file.


A text file that stores information about the date and the level of dump backups.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Committed

svcs(1), ndmpadm(1M), svcadm(1M), svccfg(1M), syslogd(1M), attributes(5), smf(5)

The ndmpd daemon is managed by the service management facility (smf(5)), under the service identifier:


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.

February 24, 2014 OmniOS