Veritas NetBackup™ Vault™ Administrator's Guide
- About Vault
- About the Vault process
- Installing Vault
- About installing and configuring Vault on UNIX and Linux systems
- About installing and configuring Vault on Microsoft Windows systems
- Best Practices
- About preferred vaulting strategies
- About how to ensure that data is vaulted
- About not Vaulting more than necessary
- About preparing for efficient recovery
- About avoiding resource contention during duplication
- About two processes trying to use the same drive
- About load balancing
- About how to avoid sending duplicates over the network
- About increasing duplication throughput
- About organizing reports
- Configuring NetBackup for Vault
- About off-site volume pools
- About creating catalog backup schedules for Vault
- About setting master server properties for Vault
- Configuring Vault
- About Vault configuration
- About configuring Vault Management Properties
- General tab (Vault Management Properties)
- Alternate Media Server Names tab (Vault Management Properties)
- Retention Mappings tab (Vault Management Properties)
- Reports tab (Vault Management Properties)
- About creating a vault
- About creating profiles
- Configuring a profile
- Duplication tab
- Catalog backup tab (Profile dialog box)
- Eject tab (Profile dialog box)
- Reports tab (Profile dialog box)
- Vaulting and managing media
- About Vault sessions
- About monitoring a Vault session
- About the list of images to be vaulted
- About ejecting media
- About injecting media
- About using containers
- About vaulting media in containers
- About managing containers and media
- About vaulting additional volumes
- About using notify scripts
- Creating originals or copies concurrently
- About the continue or fail for concurrent copies
- About creating duplicate images concurrently
- About generating reports
- About consolidating reports
- Vault report types
- Reports for media going off site
- Reports for media coming on-site
- Inventory reports
- Administering Vault
- About administering access to Vault
- About NetBackup Vault session files
- Using the menu user interface
- Debug logs
- Appendix A. Recovering from disasters
- About disaster recovery
- Appendix B. Vault file and directory structure
Creating a volume pool
Volume pools are configured in thenode of the NetBackup Administration Console.
Ensure that the volume pools you create have sufficient volumes allocated to them (or to a scratch pool if one exists).
After a volume is assigned to an off-site volume pool, it remains in that pool and is used for rotation within that same pool (unless a scratch pool exists, in which case it is returned to the scratch pool).
See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I and the NetBackup Administration help for more information about volume pools and allocating volumes to them.
To create a volume pool
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, click Media and Device Management > Media.
- Click Actions > New > Volume Pool.
- From the Add a New Volume Pool dialog box, in the Pool name text box, enter a name for the new volume pool.
The name must be 20 characters or less and cannot contain any spaces or special characters.
- In the Description text box, enter a brief description for the pool.
- Specify the Maximum number of partially full media.
This option lets you specify the number of partially full media in the volume pool for each of the unique combinations of the following in that pool:
This option does not apply to the None pool, catalog backup pools, or scratch volume pools.
The default value is zero, which does not limit the number of full media that are allowed in the pool.
- Select the Catalog backup pool check box if you plan to use this volume pool to back up the NetBackup catalog. This check box creates a dedicated catalog backup pool to be used for catalog policies. A dedicated catalog volume pool reduces the number of tapes that are needed during catalog restores since catalog backup media are not mixed with other backup media.