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
About HP-UX device addressing schemes
NetBackup device discovery finds persistent DSFs only. Therefore, Veritas recommends that you use persistent DSFs.
The legacy naming model.
Legacy device files are supported in HP-UX 11i v3 and earlier.
If you use the legacy model, you must configure devices manually in NetBackup. You cannot use NetBackup device discovery and automatic configuration.
When HP-UX 11i v3 is installed, both legacy and persistent DSFs are created on the system. Both types of DSFs can coexist and may be used simultaneously to access mass storage devices.
NetBackup requires specific device file capabilities for tape drives.
You may be required to perform other HP-UX configuration.