About storage devices
|Article:HOWTO51798|||||Created: 2011-05-04|||||Updated: 2011-06-15|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO51798|
You can use the storage devices as they are configured by Backup Exec at installation, without making any changes. The default device pool, All Devices is the default destination device when you create a backup job. By default, the All Devices device pool contains all locally attached devices. Devices and simulated tape libraries that are on any computers on which the Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers is installed are excluded from the All Devices device pool. Deduplication storage folders and OpenStorage devices are also excluded from the All Devices device pool. If you have installed Backup Exec for the first time, along with the Storage Provisioning Option, the All Virtual Disks device pool is the default destination device pool. The All Virtual Disks device pool contains all virtual disks on all storage arrays.
If you have installed the SAN Shared Storage Option, both locally attached and shared storage devices appear in All Devices (Computer Name). If you have installed the Backup Exec NDMP Option, you can add an NDMP server as a storage device. If you have installed the Backup Exec Storage Provisioning Option, storage arrays and their components also appear.
You can do the following:
Monitor device usage statistics and track hardware errors. Backup Exec keeps track of the device's age, hours of use, mounts, number of bytes processed (written and read), errors, when the device was last cleaned, and so on.
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