You just add it as you did the original media server. You will need all the
proper licenses for it.
I have a client that manages about 25 - 30 Master servers with approximately
200-300 media servers, which is one of the nice things about Netbackup, its
ability to scale when necessary.
Quoting "WEAVER, Simon" <Simon.WEAVER AT astrium-space DOT com>:
> Hello Dave
> Some excellent comments, and certainly taken on board.
> My reasons for having an extra robot is due to the fact our current ADIC
> Scalar 100 is running out of tapes.
> We have 1 master server and 1 media server. Presently, our ADIC is
> to Fibre as this is going through a box called a Chaparral that converts
> SCSI to Fibre.
> I have literally been given another ADIC Scalar 100, and another Chaparral.
> Obviously it would be nice to maybe perform the following:
> (A) Add another Media Server
> (B) Tell my Master Server that I have another Robot connected to another NT
> Server - Not sure if this is possible?
> (C) Add a complete NEW Master Server. The only downside with this is that I
> would be managing 2 separate DB Volumes, which would have been nice to
> Are there any special requirements in adding a new Media Server to my
> existing Master and Media Server?
> Simon Weaver
> NT Domain Administrator
> Ext. 5544
> Tel: 02392-705544 (Direct Dial)
> Simon.Weaver AT Astrium-Space DOT com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David A. Chapa [mailto:david AT datastaff DOT com]
> Sent: 16 October 2002 04:00:PM
> To: WEAVER, Simon
> Cc: 'veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu'
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] adding a new master server
> You can do that, but I would spend some time thinking over the reasons why
> the implications of having two masters within your environment.
> Most people install additional masters because of geography, availabiltiy,
> DR purposes.
> I would probably lean towards installing NBU on the NT machine and make it
> media server to my existing master. This will reduce the complexity of
> environment when it comes to management. You will also be able to run most
> your existing Unix scripts (assuming you have Unix) to report on the NT
> server as well without having to install a shell emulator or rewriting your
> scripts to batch or perl (which wouldn't be a negative just additional
> If you decide that another Master is the way you want to go, then I would
> strongly recommend that you ensure that there are never any duplicate media
> between the separate domains. This will not affect the operation of the
> independent Master server, but if at some point in the future you decide
> you indeed want to demote the NT machine to a media server, one of the
> that process is to make sure all the media ids between the servers
> are "unique". Pre-planning can save you a ton of time down the road. I
> it doesn't sound like it would be something that would happen, but believe
> it has happened.
> Hope this helps,
> Quoting "WEAVER, Simon" <Simon.WEAVER AT astrium-space DOT com>:
> > Hi again
> > I have been given a new ADIC Scalar 100 Robot :)
> > I already have one ADIC which is connected to my Master, and used by the
> > Master and Media Server.
> > Is there any reason why I cannot install Netbackup on a Single NT Server
> > machine and create a Master Server?
> > Ideally I don't want to move this Robot because the Server I was going to
> > connect it to is on the Ground Floor, and my current Robot is on the 5th
> > Floor in a completely different building!
> > Any suggestions welcome
> > Thanks
> > Simon Weaver
> > NT Domain Administrator
> > Ext. 5544
> > Tel: 02392-705544 (Direct Dial)
> > Simon.Weaver AT Astrium-Space DOT com
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