NAS Library and Drive Configuration

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Managing NDMP Tape Servers

The following procedures only apply to NDMP tape servers that are not NAS clients and are not visible in the Client Computers list in the CommCell Browser. There are various tape library vendors that support NDMP configurations for their libraries. These libraries are NDMP tape servers that do not have data to be backed up, so they do not appear in the Client Computers list. Note that NetApp, Inc. does not certify NDMP libraries. Consult your library vendor for certification information.

For managing NAS clients, see Modifying User Accounts for a File Server.

Modifying NDMP Tape Server Details

  1. On the Storage tab, click Library and Drive.

  2. Under Available MediaAgents, select the MediaAgent, and then click Add.
  3. Click OK.

  4. Click Start, point to NDMP, and then select Servers.

    The NDMP Server List dialog box appears.

  5. Select the required NAS file server and click Edit.

    The NDMP Server Properties dialog box appears.

  6. Modify the required properties of the NAS file server.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Close.

Deleting an NDMP Tape Server

  1. On the Storage tab, click Library and Drive.

  2. Under Available MediaAgents, select the MediaAgent, and then click Add.
  3. Click OK.

  4. Click Start, point to NDMP, and then select Servers.

    The NDMP Server List dialog box appears.

  5. Select the file server that you want to delete and click Remove.
  6. Click Yes.
  7. Click Close.

Configuring Libraries and Drives Attached to a NAS Client or NDMP Library

Auto-detection is the recommended method of configuring library and drives attached to a file server. See Configure Libraries and Drives Attached to a NAS Storage Server Using Automatic Detection.

You can manually configure the library and drives if the automatic detection fails or you want to configure a specific drive for the file server.

Configuring a Library Shared Across a SAN Environment

In a SAN environment, the drives in a library can be dynamically shared between the file servers and MediaAgents. When you share a library between two file servers, the file server configured first will control the media changer. The same rule applies for a library shared between a MediaAgent(s) and file server(s).

  1. Configure the shared library using a file server. For more information refer to Configure Libraries and Drives Attached to a NAS Storage Server Using Automatic Detection.
  2. On the Storage tab, click Library and Drive.

  3. Under Available MediaAgents, select the MediaAgent, and then click Add.
  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Start, and then click Detect/Configure Devices.

    The Detect Library dialog box appears.

  6. Click SCSI Devices.
  7. Select Automatically Create DDS Drivepools, and then click OK.

    After the detection runs, a message appears.
  8. Click OK.

  9. Note the log file contents and click Close to proceed.

  10. The devices appear in the Library and Drive Configuration window.

    New detected devices are not configured at this point, and the configuration information will not be saved if you exit from the Library and Drive Configuration window.

  11. Right-click the library and then click Configure.
  12. Click Library and all drives to configure all the drives within the library.

  13. Click OK.

  14. Click Yes.

  15. Select Default Media Type from the list, and then click Yes.

  16. The status of the library changes to Configured.

    If you chose to configure all associated drives, the status of the drives also changes to Configured.

    The Libraries tab provides the physical view of the devices (library and drives).