Validate Drive

Use this dialog box to establish the options for validating drives.

MediaAgent

Specifies the MediaAgent that must be used to perform the drive validation. To change the MediaAgent, click one from the list.

Drive Pool

Specifies the drive pool that must be used to perform the drive validation. To change the drive pool, click one from the list.

Media

Specifies the media that must be used to perform the drive validation. To change the media, click one from the list. All the media available in the library are listed.

Exception: Aged media is not displayed in the Media list.

Volume Block Size

Specifies the media bock size that must be used by the validation operation to write data on the media. To change the block size, click one from the list.

Chunk Size

Specifies the chunk size that must be used  by the validation operation to create a block. Use the space to change the chunk size.

Note that the MediaAgent creates different physical data blocks for organizing the backup data on the media. Chunk size specifies the maximum amount of data in these data blocks.

Amount to Write

  • Write chunks till End of Media

    Specifies that the validation operation must write chunks to the end of the volume.

  • Write specific number of chunks

    Specifies that the validation operation must write only the specified number of chunks. Use the space to specify the total number of chunks that must be written.