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advanced disc/basic disc

Created: 14 Nov 2012 • Updated: 14 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
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I have 4 media servers and everyone has one advanced disk pool.

I can´t remember what´s the difference between advanced disk and basic disk.

Plz tell me in a few words the advantage of advanced disk pools.



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Nicolai's picture

This document explain the diffrent disk types.

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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

In short,


  • You can extend its capacity by adding disk volumes into disk pool.
  • It works with Storage Lifecycle Policy(SLP). SLP is more flexible than BasicDisk staging.


  • You can not extend its capacity by NetBackup operation.
    You need to extend filesystems to get more.
  • It can not work with SLP. BasicDisk staging is only option.

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Dirk Müller's picture

Thanks for your answers.

Now I know - we work only with SLP - so we need advanced disks ans no basic disks.

Kind regards


Marianne's picture

Bear in mind that you will need Enterprise Disk license to config Advanced Disk.

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