You could always set the STU for restores to be On Demand Only, so it is
only used when you specifically use it and so you can continue using
From: Andrew Steingruebl [mailto:steingra AT pprd.abbott DOT com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 7:55 AM
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Question about reserving tape drive for restore -
a better way?
According to the docs, in order to reserve a tape drive for restore, I can
create a separate storage unit, and then not make it available for backups.
Unfortunately, I don't think this is a good solution.
1. I have all my backup classes set to use any available storage unit. This
allows me to let the software do all the scheduling, load balancing, etc.
2. If I don't do #1, then I'm forced to manually allocated
classes/clients/schedules to individual storage units, which defeats the
Has anyone come up with a better solution to this problem? I would
wild ideas about making another master server and moving tapes to it when
forced to do a restore while the other storage units are busy, but this
Andy Steingruebl | e-mail: steingra AT pprd.abbott DOT com
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