Volume groups, Stand-alone volumes
Sorry for my misunderstaing on the topic.
I’m not really grasping it. What exactly are volume groups used for? Even after reading the section of the admin guide i'm still confused.
“Volume groups show the location of a volume”
Just clicking on the robot shows me what tapes it has available so why do we need volume groups as well?
“Volume groups let you perform operations on a set of volumes by specifying the group name rather than each individual media ID of each volume. Operations include moves between a robotic library and a stand-alone location or deletetions from NetBackup”
Considering what’s written above, if I physically move a tape from one robot to another, wouldn’t inventorying the other robot automatically remove it from the old volume group and place it in the new one belonging to that robot? In which case why would I need to perform a separate move operation between volume groups?
“More than one volume group can share the same location. For example, a robotic library can contain volumes from more than one volume group and you can have more than one stand-alone volume group.”
When would you have more than one volume group sharing a single robotic library and how is this set up?
My final question I promise - What exactly are stand-alone volumes?