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 on Solaris
Verify that NetBackup supports your server platform and devices. Download the NetBackup hardware and the operating system compatibility lists.
For SCSI controlled libraries, NetBackup issues SCSI commands to the robotic devices.
For NetBackup to function correctly, the properly named device files must exits, as follows:
NetBackup installs its own pass-through driver, the SCSI generic sg driver. You must configure this driver properly to create device files for any device NetBackup uses.
The Solaris tape and disk driver interfaces also create a device file for each tape drive device. These device files must exist for all read or write I/O capability.
Verify that the Solaris st driver is installed.
Verify that the devices are configured correctly. To do so, use the Solaris mt command and the NetBackup /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/sgscan utility.
For the tape drives that you want to share among NetBackup hosts, ensure that the operating system detects the devices on the SAN.
When you configure devices, you should attach all peripherals and restart the system with the reconfigure option (boot -r or reboot -- -r).
If you use the Automated Cartridge System (ACS) robotic software, you must ensure that the Solaris Source Compatibility Package is installed. The package is required so that the ACS software can use the shared libraries in
Oracle systems with parallel SCSI host bus adapters do not support 16-byte SCSI commands on any devices that are attached to these HBAs. Therefore, those HBAs do not support WORM media. To override this limitation, create a touch file as follows:
After you configure the hardware, add the robots and the drives to NetBackup.