Veritas NetBackup™ Vault™ Operator's Guide

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About storage administration and operations tasks

Each storage administration task that is performed causes some storage operation to occur. For example an administrator can decide to run or monitor daily Vault sessions. An administrative task like this means you need to ensure that the Vault session completes and you then remove the off-site tapes from the robotic libraries.

The storage administration tasks include the following:

  • Install and configure Vault.

  • Run and monitor daily Vault sessions to ensure that they complete .

  • Administer tape media to ensure sufficient media available for each day's duplicates.

  • Resolve conflicts between printed reports and off-site vendor media status.

  • Resolve issues about tapes improperly ejected.

  • Manually recover media.

The storage operations tasks include the following:

  • Receive daily notification of session completion.

  • Remove off-site tapes from robotic libraries.

  • Compare off-site tapes to be sent from library with report to send to off-site vendor.

  • Send off-site tapes to off-site vendor.

  • Receive returned tapes from off-site vendor.

  • Compare returned tapes with report from off-site vendor.

  • Insert returned tapes into robotic libraries.

  • Report discrepancies between reports and tapes on-hand to storage administration.

  • Re-run reports as needed.

  • Periodically audit media on site.