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
General device configuration sequence
Use the following general sequence when you configure devices:
Physically connect the storage devices to the media server. Perform any hardware configuration steps that the device vendor or the operating system vendor specifies.
Create any required system device files for the drives and robotic control. Device files are created automatically on Windows and on some UNIX platforms. Explicit configuration of device files is required on some UNIX servers to make full use of NetBackup features.
For SCSI controlled libraries, NetBackup issues SCSI commands to the robotic devices. SCSI commands allow NetBackup to discover and configure devices automatically. You may have to configure the server operating system to allow device discovery.
Add the storage devices to NetBackup and configure them.
For instructions, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I or the NetBackup Administration Console help.
You can configure devices in NetBackup from the master server or the media server to which the devices are attached (the device host). For more information, see "To administer devices on other servers" in the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I or the NetBackup Administration Console help.