Veritas NetBackup™ AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.1, 8.1)
  1. Introducing AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      About the AdvancedDisk storage option
  2. Licensing AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      About the AdvancedDisk license
    2.  
      Licensing AdvancedDisk
  3. Configuring AdvancedDisk
    1.  
      Configuring the AdvancedDisk option
    2.  
      About AdvancedDisk file system requirements
    3.  
      Configuring credentials for CIFS storage and disk storage units
    4.  
      About AdvancedDisk storage servers
    5.  
      About AdvancedDisk data movers
    6.  
      About AdvancedDisk preferred or required read servers
    7.  
      About data encryption for AdvancedDisk storage
    8.  
      About key management for encryption of NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage
    9. Configuring key management for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      1.  
        Setting up the KMS database for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      2.  
        Creating a KMS key group for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      3.  
        Creating a KMS key for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
      4.  
        Saving a record of the KMS key names for NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage encryption
    10. Configuring an AdvancedDisk storage server
      1.  
        AdvancedDisk storage server configuration options
    11.  
      About AdvancedDisk disk pools
    12.  
      Configuring a CIFS disk volume for AdvancedDisk encryption
    13. Configuring an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      1.  
        NetBackup nbdevconfig command options for AdvancedDisk disk pools
      2.  
        AdvancedDisk disk pool properties
    14. Configuring an AdvancedDisk storage unit
      1.  
        AdvancedDisk storage unit properties
      2. About AdvancedDisk storage unit recommendations
        1.  
          About configuring a favorable client-to-server ratio
        2.  
          About throttling traffic to the media servers
    15.  
      About storage lifecycle policies
    16. Creating a storage lifecycle policy
      1.  
        Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box settings
    17.  
      Creating a backup policy
    18.  
      Resilient Network properties
    19.  
      Specifying resilient connections
  4. Managing AdvancedDisk
    1. Managing AdvancedDisk storage servers
      1.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk storage servers
      2.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk storage server state
      3.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk storage server attributes
      4.  
        Removing AdvancedDisk storage server attributes
      5.  
        Removing an AdvancedDisk storage server from disk pool access
      6.  
        Deleting an AdvancedDisk storage server
    2. Managing AdvancedDisk disk pools
      1.  
        Viewing AdvancedDisk disk pools
      2.  
        About changing the AdvancedDisk disk pool size
      3.  
        Adding volumes to an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      4.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk pool properties
      5.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk disk pool state
      6.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk pool state
      7.  
        Determining AdvancedDisk disk volume state
      8.  
        Changing AdvancedDisk disk volume state
      9.  
        Merging AdvancedDisk disk pools
      10.  
        Removing a volume from an AdvancedDisk disk pool
      11.  
        Inventorying a NetBackup disk pool
      12.  
        Deleting an AdvancedDisk disk pool
    3.  
      About monitoring AdvancedDisk storage capacity and usage
    4.  
      Monitoring NetBackup disk activity
    5.  
      Viewing AdvancedDisk disk reports
    6. Displaying detailed AdvancedDisk storage usage information
      1.  
        NetBackup disk volume capacity and usage reference
    7.  
      Displaying KMS key information for AdvancedDisk encryption
  5. Toubleshooting AdvancedDisk
    1. About unified logging
      1.  
        About using the vxlogview command to view unified logs
      2.  
        Examples of using vxlogview to view unified logs
    2. About legacy logging
      1.  
        Creating NetBackup log file directories for AdvancedDisk
    3.  
      NetBackup AdvancedDisk log files
    4.  
      AdvancedDisk troubleshooting
    5.  
      Resolving an incorrect storage type problem

Displaying detailed AdvancedDisk storage usage information

The NetBackup nbdevquery command lets you display detailed information about the storage use of disk pools and disk volumes.

To determine the disk volume storage usage

  1. Determine the names of all AdvancedDisk disk pools in your NetBackup domain:

    nbdevquery -listdp -stype AdvancedDisk

    V7.5 DiskPool-AdvDisk 1 201.00 201.00 3 98 80 -1 adv_server.example.com

    The version is the I/O format not the NetBackup release level. The version may differ on your system.

  2. Determine disk volume names in the AdvancedDisk disk pool:

    nbdevquery -listdv -stype AdvancedDisk -dp disk_pool_name

    Replace disk_pool_name with the name of the disk pool for which you want to determine the volume names.

    The following is example output:

    V7.5 DiskPool-AdvDisk AdvancedDisk /advdisk_disc1 @aaaak 0.00 0.00 100 1 0 1 0 0 14
    V7.5 DiskPool-AdvDisk AdvancedDisk /advdisk_disc2 @aaaal 200.00 79.75 60 1 0 1 0 0 14
    V7.5 DiskPool-AdvDisk AdvancedDisk /advdisk_disc3 @aaaam 1.00 1.00 0 1 0 1 0 0 14
  3. Display the usage information for a specific AdvancedDisk disk volume:

    nbdevquery -listdv -stype AdvancedDisk -dp disk_pool_name -dv disk_volume_name -D

    Replace disk_pool_name with the name of the disk pool for which you want to determine the volume names. Replace disk_volume_name with the name of the disk volume for which you want to display usage information.

    The output from the command includes the following fields:

      total_capacity      : 214748364800
      total_phys_capacity : 214748364800
      free_space          : 85625798656
      free_phys_space     : 85625798656
      potential_free_space: 0
      committed_space     : 0
      precommitted_space  : 0

    See NetBackup disk volume capacity and usage reference.