Establishing a connection between a Windows NetBackup media server and the PureDisk storage pool

Article:HOWTO15393  |  Created: 2009-01-16  |  Updated: 2009-01-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO15393
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Establishing a connection between a Windows NetBackup media server and the PureDisk storage pool

The procedure in this topic explains how to configure the PDDO plug-in on the media server, point the media server to a PureDisk storage pool, and create the PureDisk storage server.

After you perform this procedure, the software initiates the following activities:

  • Activates the PDDO plug-in as a client to the storage pool

  • Registers the media server as a client to the storage pool

  • Creates a PureDisk PDDO data selection

    Note:
    Do not delete the PDDO data selection. If you delete it and then want to recreate this data selection, you must reinstall the PDDO plug-in. You cannot recreate this data selection from the PureDisk Web UI.

On a Windows platform media server, you can use either the NetBackup Windows interface or the NetBackup Java interface.

Note:
Be sure you've completed all steps from the “Performing an attended installation” section before continuing with the following procedure.

To configure the PureDisk storage pool as a NetBackup storage server

  1. Change to the PDDO plug-in’s bin directory.

    Example 1. If you installed the software in the default directory, type the following commands:

    cd ..\..
    
    cd "Program Files\Symantec\NetBackup PureDisk Agent\bin"
    
    

    Example 2. If you installed in a directory other than the default, type the following commands:

    cd ..\..
    
    cd "install_path\NetBackup PureDisk Agent\bin"
    
    

    For install_path, specify the directory in which you installed the PDDO plug-in.

  2. Type pddocfg.exe to start the PDDO storage server configuration tool wizard. The following image shows the PDDO Storage Server Configuration Tool interface.

  3. In upper left, under Target, select one of the following:

    • Add New Storage Server. This selection adds a PureDisk storage pool to the NetBackup configuration as a storage server.

    • Update Storage Server. This selection updates the information for a particular storage server.

    Please be aware that at any time, you can click on Clear All on this page to clear all the fields. After that, you can retype your data.

  4. Complete any of the following fields that are available:

    NetBackup Media Server The address of the NetBackup media server. This address can be the media server’s FQDN (preferred), host name, or IP address. For example, acctms.acme.com.
    PureDisk Storage Server The address of the PureDisk storage pool authority. This address can be the storage pool authority’s FQDN (preferred), host name, or IP address. If the storage pool is clustered, type the service FQDN, service host name, or service IP address. For example, acme.spa1.com.
    PureDisk Storage Server Administrator ID The PureDisk storage pool authority administrator’s ID. For example, root.
    PureDisk Storage Server Administrator Password The storage pool authority administrator’s password. PureDisk uses this password to register the PDDO plug-in. PureDisk does not modify this password.

  5. Click OK.

    If the configuration completed unsuccessfully, the system generates an explanatory message and writes an error log to C:\pddocfg.log.

  6. Log into the PureDisk Web UI and click the Data Management tab.

  7. Verify that the PureDisk media server appears as a client in the PureDisk Web UI’s Data Management tab.

    The following figure shows a department that is named Unknown department with two clients: PDDO and purd1. Underneath the PDDO client, the PDDO data selection appears.

  8. Configure the PDDO plug-in in NetBackup.

    About configuring the PDDO plug-in in NetBackup


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