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Quick Start Guide - Configure a Storage Device

After installing the software, and accessing the CommCell using the CommCell Console, configure a storage device (tape drive or disk device) attached to the MediaAgent to establish communications, and allow the storage device to be used to store backup data.

Depending on the type of storage devices that are attached to your MediaAgent, you can configure one or both of these devices:

If you have other types of storage devices, refer to the Configuration section in Media Management for information.

Option 1: Configuring a Disk Device

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources.
  2. Right-click Libraries, and the click Add | Disk Library.

    The Add Disk Library dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, type the name for a disk library.
  4. Select the appropriate MediaAgent from the MediaAgent list.

    If the device is a direct-attached library such as SAS/FC/iSCSI for Windows or NFS for UNIX/Linux MediaAgents, define the mount path as a local path.

    Note: If the MediaAgent is a UNIX/Linux MediaAgent, then you must select the Local Path option. To access an NFS share, you must mount the share to your UNIX/Linux MediaAgent. Once the share is mounted, it appears as another local directory on the system. You can provide this directory location in the local path.

    1. Select Local Path.
    2. In the Disk Device box, enter the mount path location.
  5. If the device is on a network, define the mount path as a network path.

    Note: The Network Path option is available only for Windows MediaAgents that use CIFs shares.

    1. Select Network Path.
    2. In the Connect As box, type the user name.
    3. In the Password and Verify Password box, type the password that is used by the backup software to access the network share.
    4. In the Folder box, enter the mount path location.
  6. Click OK.

    The new disk library appears in the CommCell Browser under Storage Resources | Libraries.

Option 2: Configuring a Tape Device

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources.
  2. Right-click Libraries, and then click Add | Tape Library.

    The Add Tape Library dialog box appears.

  3. Select the appropriate MediaAgent from the MediaAgent list.
  4. Click Scan Hardware.

    The tape library that is associated with the selected MediaAgent is detected. It appears in the Add Tape Library dialog box as Not configured.

  5. Right-click the detected library, and then click Configure.

    A message appears that tells you that the library was configured successfully.

  6. Click OK.

    The new tape library is now configured.

  7. Click OK.

    The new tape library appears in the CommCell Browser under Storage Resources | Libraries.

What To Do Next

Now that you have configured a storage device, configure a subclient to define the data to be backed up. See Quick Start Guide - Create a Subclient.

Last modified: 8/6/2018 8:23:14 PM