DOCUMENTATION: How to create an Advanced Disk disk pool using a media server and its file systems.

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DOCUMENTATION: How to create an Advanced Disk disk pool using a media server and its file systems.

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Manual: Veritas NetBackup 6.5 Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Linux, Volume 1, Page:  723

Modification Type: Supplement

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To quickly create a disk pool, do the following:

1. Install the Advanced Disk NetBackup Licenses on the master server and any media servers that will use Advanced Disk.  

2. Create a Storage Server using the following command:
  /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdevconfig -creatests -storage_server media1 -stype AdvancedDisk -st 5 -media_server media1

3. Create an AdvancedDisk Disk Pool

  • Build list of file systems to use in disk pool
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdevconfig -previewdv -stype AdvancedDisk -storage_server media1 -media_server media1 -dvlist /tmp/dvlist
  • Edit /tmp/dvlist and delete all the file systems that are not supposed to be part of the disk pool. The file /tmp/dvlist should then look something like this, with only the desired file systems in it:
V6.5 DiskVolume < "/other1" "/other1" 2105089024 720333824 0 0 0 >
V6.5 DiskVolume < "/other2" "/other2" 84598731776 83207343104 0 0 0 >
  • Create the disk pool:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdevconfig -createdp -stype AdvancedDisk -dp MYDISKPOOLNAME -storage_servers media1 -dvlist /tmp/dvlist  

When this is complete, create a new Storage Unit referencing the disk pool.

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