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NetVault SmartDisk 11.4.5 - Administration Guide

Introducing NetVault SmartDisk Integrating NetVault SmartDisk with your backup product Using the command-line interface (CLI) Configuring NetVault SmartDisk Monitoring performance Troubleshooting

Using the command-line interface (CLI)

NetVault SmartDisk CLI: an overview

Configuration and administration of NetVault SmartDisk is handled primarily through the NetVault SmartDisk CLI. Using the shell on Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X, or the smartdisk.bat shell on Windows, you can perform basic functions such as accessing help regarding the available commands, and configuring, monitoring, starting, and stopping NetVault SmartDisk. On Windows, the .bat extension is optional. To eliminate the requirement to specify the extension on Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X, NetVault SmartDisk uses a symbolic link from smartdisk to

The basic structure is:

Also, if you specify a full path on Windows, you can use forward slashes (/) instead of backward slashes (\). Otherwise, use backward slashes.

To simplify the commands and code samples shown throughout this document, forward slashes are used and the .sh and .bat extensions are not shown. Also, an ellipsis (…) represents the path to where you installed NetVault SmartDisk. Replace the ellipsis with the applicable information.

IMPORTANT: If you are using NetVault SmartDisk on Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7, use a Run as Administrator command prompt to run the CLI commands. If you use a standard command prompt, you might receive an Access Denied message, even if you have administrator privileges.

To use a Run as Administrator command prompt, perform the following steps.

Click Start, and select Run.
On the Run dialog box, type cmd, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
The Administrator Command Prompt is displayed.

Accessing command help

Using CLI commands

The following table lists all the commands in alphabetical order. Unless specified otherwise, the command is available on all systems.


Displays and modifies the NetVault SmartDisk configuration. For more information, see Using the config command options.



Places a copy of all relevant files into a compressed file. For more information, see Dumping NetVault SmartDisk-related information to a compressed file.



Displays a complete list of the NetVault SmartDisk commands supported on the NetVault SmartDisk platform.



Installs a license key. For more information, see the Quest NetVault SmartDisk Installation/Upgrade Guide.



Displays the NetVault SmartDisk logs, which are used for diagnosis.



Lets you change the name or password, or both, of the nonprivileged user that was stored when you originally installed NetVault SmartDisk. If you change the nonprivileged user name or password after installation, use this command to change it in NetVault SmartDisk as well.

Windows only


Stops and restarts the NetVault SmartDisk Services. Run as a Root-Level or Administrator User.



Starts the NetVault SmartDisk Services. Run as a Root-Level or Administrator User.



Displays NetVault SmartDisk statistics that you can use to monitor NetVault SmartDisk performance. For more information, see Viewing statistics.



Indicates whether the NetVault SmartDisk Services are running.



Stops the NetVault SmartDisk Services.



Removes the NetVault SmartDisk software binaries. Run as a Root-Level or Administrator User. For more information, see the Quest NetVault SmartDisk Installation/Upgrade Guide.

All except Solaris and Windows


Displays the current version of NetVault SmartDisk that is installed.


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