Sharing a deduplication device between multiple media servers

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Sharing a deduplication device between multiple media servers

If you use the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option or the SAN Shared Storage Option, you can select which media servers can share a deduplication storage folder, an OpenStorage device, or a Remote Agent for Deduplication. When you add a deduplication storage folder, an OpenStorage device, or a Remote Agent for Deduplication, the media server that you used to add the device is automatically selected for sharing.

Note:

To share a deduplication storage folder, you must add it as an OpenStorage device on all media servers that you want to access the folder, except for the media server that was used to create it.

See About sharing storage.

To share a deduplication device between multiple media servers

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. In the Devices view, right-click the deduplication storage folder, the OpenStorage device, or the Remote Agent for Deduplication that you want media servers to access.

  3. Select Manage sharing.

    The Manage sharing option appears only if you have the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option or the SAN Shared Storage Option installed. You must also have more than one media server.

  4. Select the deduplication device that you want to share.

  5. Under Media Servers, select the media servers that you want to use with the deduplication device.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Restart the Backup Exec services on the media servers that you selected in step 5.

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