The media server is going to be a full media server. If I zone and configure
two drives to be visible/accessible from the master and the other 2 to
be visible/accessible from the media server, I set the robotic control
host to be the master, right?
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Dean wrote:
> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:48:46 +1000
> From: Dean <dean.deano AT gmail DOT com>
> To: Kathryn Hemness <kfhemness AT ucdavis DOT edu>
> Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Multi-Server tape drives in a Single tape
> Yes, many people have done this.
> If your new media server will only be backing itself up, it should be a "SAN
> Media Server".
> If it will be backing up other clients over a LAN connection, it should be a
> full "Media Server".
> (It's only a licensing difference - the SAN Media Server is cheaper).
> You then zone your two tape drives so that only your new media server can
> see them, configure the drives to the O/S, then define them in NetBackup on
> the new media server.
> Then create a new storage unit with your media server as the media host.
> Point the appropopriate policies at your new storage unit, and you're done.
> As for your other 2 tape drives, if you want to share them between your new
> media server and the master, you will need an SSO license for each drive.
> On 8/12/05, Kathryn Hemness <kfhemness AT ucdavis DOT edu> wrote:
> > Greetings -
> > I currently have a single NB51MP3 servers connected to 2 6TB storage
> > arrays and a single LTO2 library containing 3 drives. Both arrays
> > and the tape library are connected to the server via 2gb fiber
> > zoned via a brocade switch.
> > I will be adding a media server and attaching one of the 6TB storage
> > arrays to it. I'll also be adding another tape drive to the library.
> > I'd like to be able to configure 2 of the tape drives in the library
> > so that they are "local" to each server so that I/O from the storage
> > arrays go directly to tape drives "local" to the same server.
> > Has anyone on this list done something like this?
> > --kathy
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