About using the Storage Array Configuration Wizard
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With the Storage Array Configuration Wizard, you can:
When you specify a virtual disk size, the Storage Array Configuration Wizard presents you with the total amount of disk space available to create a virtual disk. The total available disk space is derived from the physical disks that are present. You can use the entire space to create one virtual disk, or you can specify smaller amounts of space and create multiple virtual disks. Each virtual disk you create is based on the amount of disk space you enter. To create multiple virtual disks, run the wizard multiple times, until you have the virtual disks you want, or until you exhaust the disk space.
In addition, you can also use the Storage Array Configuration Wizard to configure a virtual disk as a deduplication storage folder. Deduplication reduces the disk storage and the network bandwidth that is used for backups by storing and sending only unique data.
When the wizard completes, it runs a utility job named Configure Storage Array. This utility job creates the virtual disks that you specified. Then, Backup Exec adds the virtual disks to a device pool named All Virtual Disks. You can submit jobs to the All Virtual Disks device pool, to the storage array, or to a specific virtual disk.
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