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The NDMP storage unit, Data travels from disk NDMP Host "to the tape library in the SAN", without using the network.

Created: 18 Feb 2013 • Updated: 06 Mar 2013 | 5 comments
Paulo_Mendez's picture
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The NDMP storage unit, Data travels from disk NDMP Host "to the tape library in the SAN", without using the network.

Is it possible to share NDMP storage unit (tape library) for other job?

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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

You can share tape drives between NDMP hosts and media servers. If using traditional licensing model, you need to purchase Shared Storage Option license for each tape drives you want to share.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

Paulo_Mendez's picture

 With the optional  SHARED STORAGE OPTIONS,
Can share the drives, even if the tape library is configured as NDMP storage unit?

Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

Yes.
When configured from Device Configuration Wizard, both NDMP and Media Manager storage unit will be created. Use Media Manager storage unit for normal backups.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

Paulo_Mendez's picture

That is, I have a "Tape Library" with 4 drive and

I can configure a storage unit for NDMP for NAS local backup ? and
Media manager Storage unit for the same tape library?
How many licenses of Shared Storage Option?

Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

With SSO license, you can  configure shared tape drives, then you can configure both NDMP storage unit and Media Manager storage unit with these drives.

Number of Shared Storage Option required is number of tape drives you are to share. That is, if you are to configure 4 tape drives as shared, you need 4 SSO licenses.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

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