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Disk pool creation!!

Created: 03 Apr 2013 • Updated: 20 Apr 2013 | 2 comments
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Do i need license to create disk pool?

What feature does this support…? Please suggest something about PURE and Advance disk.

How to implement this?

What is more beneficial for small backups?


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Will Restore's picture

from the Admin Guide

About configuring disk pool storage

You can configure disk pools if you license a NetBackup feature that uses disk pools.

For more information, see the NetBackup online Help or the following guides:

■ The NetBackup Deduplication Guide.

■ The NetBackup Shared Storage Guide.


An AdvancedDisk disk type storage unit is used for a dedicated disk that is directly

attached to a NetBackup media server. An AdvancedDisk selection is available only

when the Flexible Disk Option is licensed.


A PureDisk disk type storage unit is used to store deduplicated data

PureDisk appears as a selection when the NetBackup Deduplication Option or the

PureDisk Storage Option is licensed.

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

Marianne's picture

Different backup disk types use disk pools, such as Advanced Disk, OST, and MDSP.

All of these require additional licensing. Best to discuss licensing requirements with your Symantec reseller.

In the meantime, you can download manuals and start reading....

NetBackup AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide 

NetBackup Deduplication Guide  (also covered in your other post).
NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk
Please take your time to read through these manuals - ALL your questions are answered there.
PS: ALL NBU manuals can be found in 'Handy NBU links' in my signature.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links