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Drives in robot showing as Standalone

Created: 04 Sep 2012 • Updated: 15 Oct 2012 | 3 comments
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I am trying to add a new Win 2008 media server to Solaris master server and configure a SL500 Tape library and 12 LTO5 drives on new media server.

The tape library and drives are detected at OS level; how ever when i configure the drives through Netbackup GUI, all the LTO5  drives are showing as standalone. Under TLD i could see around 10 drives with message "Attached to remote host".

I have attached the screenshot for more clarity

Can someone please help me out.

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Backup_Exec's picture


Check output from 'scan' to see what the robot itself reports.

'Unused element' means that the robot itself is unaware of the drive(s).

A complete power cycle will probably 'fix' the robot status, after which NBU will pick up the robot drive contents correctly.

Also if this is virtual library please check link below



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mph999's picture

The drives showing as standalone on the screen shot you have shown - you can actually 'drag and drop' them up into the robot  - worth a go ...


Regards,  Martin
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
hari1605's picture

I configured the drives as standalone and then added them manually to TLD from Netbackup console. Now when i re-scan the drives the drives are showing inside the robot.

Thanks everybody for sharing your thoughts.