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
- DELETE 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
Frequently asked questions about Shared Storage Option
Q. What combinations of SAN hardware components are supported for Shared Storage Option?
A. Shared Storage Option works with many hardware combinations. Veritas has an open policy on hardware support for Shared Storage Option. Consult your hardware suppliers to verify the interoperability of their products.
A list of SAN components that have been tested with NetBackup is available on the Veritas support Web site:
Q. If NetBackup allocates four drives to a server and it finishes with two of the drives, does NetBackup reallocate the two drives? Or does NetBackup wait until the backup schedule that uses the four drives is completely finished before it reallocates the drives?
A. The two available drives are reallocated and used. NetBackup monitors drive status and notifies the NetBackup scheduler of drive availability.
Q. Does NetBackup Shared Storage Option use the IP protocol or the SCSI protocol?
A. Both. IP protocol is used to provide coordination between servers. Shared Storage Option uses SCSI protocol (SCSI reserve) as an added layer of protection.
Q. How can I reserve or release shared devices?
A.The Shared Storage Option does not load firmware in SAN devices or communicate with hub or switch APIs. The Shared Storage Option can communicate with hub or switch APIs if you use the NetBackup shared_drive_notify script.