Creating a basic disk staging storage unit on Windows

Article:HOWTO34620  |  Created: 2010-10-29  |  Updated: 2011-03-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO34620
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Creating a basic disk staging storage unit on Windows

Use the following processes to create a basic disk staging storage unit.

To add a new storage unit

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, select NetBackup Management > Storage > Storage Units.

  2. Click Actions > New > New Storage Unit.

  3. Configure the storage unit.

    See Creating a basic disk staging storage unit on Windows.

  4. Define the disk staging schedule.

    See “To define the disk staging schedule”.

  5. Click OK to add the storage unit.

To configure a new storage unit

  1. In the New Storage Unit dialog box, name the storage unit.

    See Storage unit name setting on Windows

  2. Select Disk as the Storage unit type.

    See Storage unit type setting on Windows

  3. Select the Disk type of disk storage unit that is to be a disk staging storage unit: BasicDisk or NearStore.

  4. Select a media server.

    See Media server storage unit setting on Windows

  5. Enter the absolute path to the directory to be used for storage.

    See Absolute pathname to directory or absolute pathname to volume setting for storage units on Windows

  6. Select whether this directory can reside on the root file system or system disk.

    See Directory can exist on the root file system or system disk setting for storage units on Windows

  7. Enter the maximum concurrent jobs that are allowed to write to this storage unit at one time.

    See Maximum concurrent jobs storage unit setting on Windows

  8. Enter a High water mark value.

    The high water mark works differently for the BasicDisk disk type. NetBackup assigns new jobs to a BasicDisk disk staging storage unit, even if it is over the indicated high water mark. For BasicDisk, the high water mark is used to trigger the deletion of images that have been relocated. NetBackup continues to delete images until the disk reaches the low water mark.

    Note:

    The Low water mark setting does not apply to disk staging storage units.

  9. Check the Enable temporary staging area option. Once the option is enabled, the Staging Schedule option is enabled.

The Disk Staging Schedule is similar to the scheduling dialog box used to configure policies. The differences appear on the Attributes tab.

To define the disk staging schedule

  1. Click Staging Schedule.

  2. In the Disk Staging Schedule dialog box, select the priority that the relocation jobs that are started from this schedule have compared to other types of jobs.

    The schedule name defaults to the storage unit name.

    See Disk Staging Schedule dialog box on Windows

  3. Select whether to create multiple copies. When the Multiple copies attribute is checked, NetBackup can create up to four copies of a backup simultaneously.

    See Multiple copies (schedule attribute) on Windows

    For disk staging storage units, the Maximum backup copies Global host property must include an additional copy beyond the number of copies that are indicated in the Copies field.

    See Global Attributes properties on Windows.

  4. Select a storage unit to contain the images from this storage unit upon relocation.

  5. Select a volume pool to contain the images from this storage unit upon relocation.

  6. Select a media owner to own the images from this storage unit upon relocation.

  7. Select whether to use an alternate server for the images from this storage unit upon relocation.

  8. Click OK to accept the disk staging schedule.

See Disk staging storage unit size and capacity on Windows

See Disk staging storage unit size and capacity on Windows

See Disk Staging Schedule dialog box on Windows

See Basic disk staging limitations on Windows


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