Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Release Notes

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Product(s): Appliances (3.1)

About the NetBackup 5330 appliance storage shelves

The NetBackup 5330 Appliance does not contain any internal storage and relies on the use of the following external storage shelves:

  • Primary Storage Shelf

    This storage shelf contains the RAID controller and is required for every 5330 appliance installation. The unit connects directly to the appliance with Fibre Channel (FC) cables. A NetBackup 5330 system requires one Primary Storage Shelf.

  • Expansion Storage Shelf

    This storage shelf is optional and is intended to increase the disk space of minimum configuration systems that contain only a Primary Storage Shelf. The shelf connects directly to the Primary Storage Shelf with SAS cables. A NetBackup 5330 system supports up to five Expansion Storage Shelves.


The Primary Storage Shelf and the Expansion Storage Shelf are not compatible with NetBackup 52xx appliances. The Veritas Storage Shelf is not compatible with a NetBackup 5330 or with either of its associated storage shelves.

When you begin the initial configuration of a NetBackup 5330 from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console, a Storage Overview page appears. This page shows the hardware configuration of your system and identifies the connectivity or the disk drive issues that may exist. Veritas recommends that you correct all identified issues before you proceed with the initial configuration.

When you perform the initial configuration from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu, you can manually run the Test hardware command to identify the connectivity or the disk drive issues that may exist.

For complete information, see the NetBackup Appliance Initial Configuration Guide.