Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- About configuring tape drive device files in AIX
- Creating AIX no rewind device files for tape drives
- About device drivers and files for HP-UX persistent DSFs
- About configuring persistent DSFs
- About HP-UX legacy device drivers and files
- About configuring legacy device files
- Creating legacy SCSI and FCP robotic controls on HP-UX
- About the required Linux SCSI drivers
- About configuring robot and drive control for Linux
- Installing/reinstalling the sg and the st drivers
- About Solaris robotic controls
- About Solaris tape drive device files
- Configuring Solaris SAN clients to recognize FT media servers
- Section II. Robotic storage devices
- Robot overview
- Oracle StorageTek ACSLS robots
- About removing tapes from ACS robots
- Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging for UNIX systems
- ACS robotic test utility
- ACS configurations supported
- Device configuration examples
Before you begin configuring NetBackup on AIX
Verify that NetBackup supports your server platform and devices. Download the NetBackup hardware and operating system compatibility lists.
Install and configure the IBM AIX Enhanced Device Driver (Atape device driver).
Attach all peripherals and reboot the system before you configure the devices in NetBackup. When the computer is rebooted, AIX creates the device files for the attached peripherals.
To verify that the devices are configured correctly, use smit and
For the tape drives that you want to share among NetBackup hosts, ensure that the operating system detects the devices on the SAN before you configure the NetBackup Shared Storage Option.
To obtain error and debug information about devices and robotic software daemons, the syslogd daemon must be active. See the AIX syslogd(1) man page for more information.
After you configure the hardware, add the robots and the drives to NetBackup.