Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- About configuring tape drive device files in AIX
- Creating AIX no rewind device files for tape drives
- About device drivers and files for HP-UX persistent DSFs
- About configuring persistent DSFs
- About HP-UX legacy device drivers and files
- About configuring legacy device files
- Creating legacy SCSI and FCP robotic controls on HP-UX
- About the required Linux SCSI drivers
- About configuring robot and drive control for Linux
- Installing/reinstalling the sg and the st drivers
- About Solaris robotic controls
- About Solaris tape drive device files
- Configuring Solaris SAN clients to recognize FT media servers
- Section II. Robotic storage devices
- Robot overview
- Oracle StorageTek ACSLS robots
- About removing tapes from ACS robots
- Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging for UNIX systems
- ACS robotic test utility
- ACS configurations supported
- Device configuration examples
NetBackup robot types
NetBackup classifies robots according to one or more of the following characteristics:
The communication method the robotic control software uses; SCSI and API are the two main methods.
The physical characteristics of the robot. Library refers to a large robot, in terms of slot capacity or number of drives.
The media type commonly used by that class of robots. HCART (1/2-inch cartridge tape) is an example of a media type.
Table: NetBackup robot types in release 8.1 lists the NetBackup robot types that are supported in release 8.1, with drive and slot limits for each type.
Table: NetBackup robot types in release 8.1
API control. The ACS library software host determines the drive limit.
Tape library DLT
The user interface for NetBackup may show configuration options for the peripheral devices that are not supported in that release. Those devices may be supported in an earlier release, and a NetBackup master server can manage the hosts that run earlier NetBackup versions. Therefore, the configuration information for such devices must appear in the user interface. The NetBackup documentation also may describe the configuration information for such devices. To determine which versions of NetBackup support which peripheral devices, see the hardware compatibility list:
For information about the robots that NetBackup supports, see the hardware compatibility for your release available through the following URL: