Veritas NetBackup™ Administrator's Guide, Volume II
- NetBackup licensing models and the nbdeployutil utility
- How capacity licensing works
- Creating and viewing the licensing report
- Reviewing a capacity licensing report
- Reconciling the capacity licensing report results
- Reviewing a traditional licensing report
- Reviewing an NEVC licensing report
- Additional configuration
- About dynamic host name and IP addressing
- About busy file processing on UNIX clients
- About the Shared Storage Option
- About configuring the Shared Storage Option in NetBackup
- Viewing SSO summary reports
- About the vm.conf configuration file
- Holds Management
- Menu user interfaces on UNIX
- About the tpconfig device configuration utility
- About the NetBackup Disk Configuration Utility
- Reference topics
- Host name rules
- About reading backup images with nbtar or tar32.exe
- Factors that affect backup time
- NetBackup notify scripts
- Media and device management best practices
- About TapeAlert
- About tape drive cleaning
- How NetBackup reserves drives
- About SCSI persistent reserve
- About the SPC-2 SCSI reserve process
- About checking for data loss
- About checking for tape and driver configuration errors
- How NetBackup selects media
- About selecting media in robots
- About selecting media in standalone drives
- About Tape I/O commands on UNIX
Media management best practices
The following items are NetBackup media management best practices:
Use the robot inventory update operation for media management.
Use a scratch pool for unassigned media.
Configure cleaning cartridges for tape drives and use TapeAlert for automatic drive cleaning if the drives support automatic cleaning.
Replace old media according to the life-span recommendations of the manufacturer. Replace old cleaning media also.
Use the robotic libraries that have a bar code reader and use only the bar code labels that the robot vendor recommends.
Use bar code rules for media type assignment when you inventory multimedia libraries. Use bar code naming conventions to differentiate between data and cleaning tapes and different physical media types. A common convention is a prefix that identifies the type of media.
Before performing inject or eject commands, ensure that the media access port is empty. Although NetBackup can handle a port that is not empty, some libraries can have problems.