The pdbctl can be used as a standalone command line utility or as a migration server. When the pdbctl is used as a command line utility, it performs data migrations for the CDP clients using the Key Manager. In remote mode, data migration is done on Key Manager and in local mode, the utility performs the data migration.
When the pdbctl utility is used as a migration server, the CipherTrust Manager calls it during the encryption/decryption operation.
How pdbctl Utility Works
The following diagrams outline the interaction of the utility with Key Manager and CDP for data migration in local mode and remote mode.
The pdbctl utility can be deployed on 64-bit versions of Windows (7 and above) and Linux.