About OpenStorage devices
|Article:HOWTO73690|||||Created: 2012-03-02|||||Updated: 2013-05-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73690|
Some intelligent disk devices can include multiple logical storage units. However, each logical storage unit is added as a single OpenStorage device. When you add an OpenStorage device, Backup Exec can automatically locate the logical storage units on that device.
When you delete or erase the media from an OpenStorage device, it may take up to 48 hours for more space to become available. Backup Exec cannot always calculate the amount of space that will be made available.
OpenStorage devices are added from the Configure Storage wizard. After you add an OpenStorage device, it appears on the Storage tab. An OpenStorage device cannot belong to any storage pools to prevent a deduplication job from being sent to a non-deduplication device in a storage pool if the OpenStorage device is busy.
If you use Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option, an OpenStorage device can be shared between multiple Backup Exec servers. Sharing can be enabled when you add an OpenStorage device. You can select new Backup Exec servers to share an OpenStorage device or remove the sharing ability for Backup Exec servers at any time.
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