Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use the Storage Provisioning Option effectively. For more information about the Storage Provisioning Option, see the Backup Exec 2010 Administrator's Guide.
The following best practices apply before you install the Storage Provisioning Option:
The following best practices apply when you install the Storage Provisioning Option:
The following best practices apply when you configure the Storage Provisioning Option:
Specify at least one hot spare for the storage array. Refer to the documentation that the storage array vendor provides for any recommendations or requirements on the number of hot spares that you should specify. Also, consider the risk if more than one physical disk fails but only one hot spare is available.
The following best practices apply to virtual disks:
Create a duplicate backup data job to move data from the virtual disk to another device. For example, you can move data to a tape, and then store the tape off-site. For array redundancy, you can move the data to a virtual disk on another storage array.
Use caution when you select an unconfigured virtual disk to configure for use with Backup Exec. An unconfigured virtual disk may be in use as a Microsoft SQL Server database, an Exchange database, or a boot disk.