Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- 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
About fast-tape positioning (locate-block) on Solaris
To position a tape to a specific block, NetBackup supports the SCSI locate-block command. It requires the NetBackup sg driver.
NetBackup uses the locate-block command by default.
Veritas recommends that you do not disable locate-block positioning. If you need to disable it, execute the following command:
If locate-block positioning is disabled, NetBackup uses the forward-space-file/record method.