How to create an Advanced Disk disk pool using a media server and its file systems

How to create an Advanced Disk disk pool using a media server and its file systems

Article: 100018218
Last Published: 2009-01-31
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Product(s): NetBackup

Description

To quickly create a disk pool, do the following:
  1. Install the Advanced Disk NetBackup Licenses on the master server and any media servers that will use Advanced Disk.  
  2. Create a Storage Server using the following command:

    /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdevconfig -creatests-storage_server media1 -stype AdvancedDisk -st 5 -media_server media1
     
  3. Create an Advanced Disk Disk Pool
     
    • Build list of file systems to use in disk pool

      /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdevconfig-previewdv -stype AdvancedDisk -storage_server media1 -media_server media1-dvlist /tmp/dvlist
       
    • Edit /tmp/dvlist and delete all the file systems that are not supposed to be part of the disk pool. The file /tmp/dvlist should then look something like this, with only the desired file systems in it:

      V6.5DiskVolume < "/other1" "/other1" 2105089024 720333824 0 0 0 >
      V6.5DiskVolume < "/other2" "/other2" 84598731776 83207343104 0 0 0 >

       
    • Create the disk pool:

      /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdevconfig-createdp -stype AdvancedDisk -dp MYDISKPOOLNAME -storage_servers media1 -dvlist/tmp/dvlist  

When this is complete, create a new Storage Unit referencing the disk pool.
 

 

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