Deployment on a Veritas Cluster - Informix iDataAgent

Skip this page if you are not installing this agent on a Veritas cluster.

Steps involved in installing the Informix iDataAgent in a Clustered environment:

  1. Install the Software on Physical Nodes

  2. Configure the Cluster Group Client

Before You Begin

System Requirements

Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the software satisfies the minimum requirements specified in System Requirements.

Network TCP Port Requirements

Review the Network TCP Port requirements specified in Network TCP Port Requirements.

License Requirements

Review the license requirements specified in License Requirements.

Download Software Packages

Download the latest SnapProtect® software using the Download Manager application. The Download Manager bundles an installation package from the SnapProtect components that you chose to download. Use the installation package to launch the software installer on a client computer.

See Download Manager - Getting Started for instructions on creating an installation package.

Install the Software on Physical Nodes

The Informix iDataAgent must be installed on all the physical nodes that host the Cluster Group.

Repeat the following steps on each of the physical nodes that host the Cluster Group.

  1. Logon to the client computer as root.
  2. Run the following command from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.

    ./cvpkgadd

    If the installation package was copied to a DVD, run the following command to mount the DVD:

    mount -t iso9660,udf /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd

    You can also run the installation command as a SUDO user with root privileges:

    ./sudo cvpkgadd

    To add a SUDO user to /etc/sudoers, see Adding SUDO Users with Root Privileges to Log On to a UNIX Client.

  3. The product banner and other information is displayed.

    Press Enter.

  4. Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
  5. Press Enter.

    Selecting Unix Setup Task
    Please select a setup task you want to perform from the list below:
    Advanced options provide extra setup features such as creating custom package, recording/replaying user selections and installing External Data Connector software.
    1) Install data protection agents on this computer
    2) Advanced options
    3) Exit this menu
    Your choice: [1]

  6. The default network interface name of the client computer is displayed if the computer has only one network interface (NIC card), press Enter to accept.
    • If the computer has multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that is preferred for communication with the CommServe, and then press Enter.

    The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.

    Setting Client/Physical Machine Host Name
    We found one network interface available on your machine. We will associate it with the client being installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to connect to the client. Note that you will be able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs used for the backup data traffic later in the SnapProtect Java GUI.
    Please check the interface name below, and make corrections if necessary:
    Client/Physical Machine Host Name: [myclient.company.com]

  7. The local name of the client computer is displayed, press Enter to accept.

    • If necessary you can also enter a new (friendly) name for the client, and then press Enter. This name will be used in the CommCell and will also be displayed in the CommCell Console.
    • Do not use spaces when specifying a new name for the client.

    Setting Client Name
    Please specify the client name for this machine.
    It does not have to be the network host name: you can enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
    Physical Machine Client name: [myclient]

  8. Type the number associated with the Informix iDataAgent and press Enter.

    Selecting Modules to Install.
    [ ] 1) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
    [ ] 2) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
    [ ] 3) ProxyHost iDataAgent [1102] [CVGxProxyIDA]
    [ ] 4) Documentum iDataAgent [1126] [CVGxDctmIDA]
    [ ] 5) Oracle iDataAgent [1204] [CVGxOrIDA]
    [ ] 6) SAP for Oracle [1205] [CVGxOrSAP]
    [ ] 7) SAP for MaxDB [1206] [CVGxSAPMAXDB]
    [ ] 8) Informix iDataAgent [1201] [CVGxIfIDA]
    [ ] 9) Sybase iDataAgent [1202] [CVGxSybIDA]
    [ ] 10) DB2 iDataAgent [1207] [CVGxDB2]
    [ ] 11) MySQL iDataAgent [1208] [CVGxMySQL]
    [ ] 12) PostGres iDataAgent [1209] [CVGxPostGres]
    [ ] 13) Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent [1051] [CVGxLndbIDA]
    >) >>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT PAGE >>>>>>>>>>>>
    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 8

  9. Type d for Done, and press Enter.

    Selecting Modules to Install.
    [ ] 1) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
    [ ] 2) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
    [ ] 3) ProxyHost iDataAgent [1102] [CVGxProxyIDA]
    [ ] 4) Documentum iDataAgent [1126] [CVGxDctmIDA]
    [ ] 5) Oracle iDataAgent [1204] [CVGxOrIDA]
    [ ] 6) SAP for Oracle [1205] [CVGxOrSAP]
    [ ] 7) SAP for MaxDB [1206] [CVGxSAPMAXDB]
    [X] 8) Informix iDataAgent [1201] [CVGxIfIDA]
    [ ] 9) Sybase iDataAgent [1202] [CVGxSybIDA]
    [ ] 10) DB2 iDataAgent [1207] [CVGxDB2]
    [ ] 11) MySQL iDataAgent [1208] [CVGxMySQL]
    [ ] 12) PostGres iDataAgent [1209] [CVGxPostGres]
    [ ] 13) Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent [1051] [CVGxLndbIDA]
    >) >>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT PAGE >>>>>>>>>>>>
    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  10. Press Enter.

  11. Deciding if to Config for Laptop or Desktop Backups
    Do you want to configure the iDataAgent for laptop or desktop backups?
    Config for Laptop or Desktop Backups? [no]

  12. Press Enter.

    Deciding if to Install Agents for Restore Only
    Do you want to install the agents for restore only without consuming licenses?
    Install Agents for Restore Only? [no]

  13. Verify the default path for software installation.

    Press Enter.

    If necessary, enter a path to modify the default path and press Enter.

    • Do not install the software to a mapped network drive
    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:

      !@#$%^&*():/?\

    • It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only

    Preparing Installation Directory
    Please specify where you want us to install SnapProtect binaries.
    It must be a local directory or NFS and there should be at least 281MB of free space available. All files will be installed in a "snapprotect" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the files will actually be placed into "/opt/snapprotect".
    Installation Directory: [/opt]

  14. Verify the default path for log files.

    Press Enter.

    If necessary, enter a path to modify the default path and press Enter.

    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:

      !@#$%^&*():/?\

    • It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only
    • All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this directory.

    Preparing Log Directory
    Please specify where you want to keep SnapProtect log files.
    It must be a local directory or NFS share and there should be at least 100MB of free space available. All log files will be created in a "snapprotect/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into "/var/log/snapprotect/Log_Files".
    Log Directory: [/var/log]

  15. Press Enter.

    Deciding If to Use a Unix Group
    Most of SnapProtect processes run with root privileges, but some are launched by databases and inherit database access rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be written to by both kinds of processes we can either make such files world-writeable or we can grant write access only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a "snapprotect" or a "dba" group.
    We highly recommend now that you create a new user group and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose not to assign a dedicated group to SnapProtect processes, you will need to specify the access permissions later.
    If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use "dba" group.
    Would you like to assign a specific group to Software? [yes]

  16. Type the Group name and press Enter.

    Press Enter again.

    Setting Unix Group
    Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned to all SnapProtect files and on behalf of which all SnapProtect processes will run.
    In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a dedicated "snapprotect" group.
    However, if you're planning to use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter Oracle's "dba" group here.
    Group name: testgrp1
    REMINDER
    If you are planning to install SnapProtect Informix, DB2, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group "testgrp1"..
    Press <ENTER> to continue...

  17. Type d for done with the selection and press Enter.

    Setting Access Permissions for Group and Other Users
    Installer will assign full access rights to root user for all installed SnapProtect files and its processes.
    For group and any other users, you can specify the access permissions now.
    If you did not assign a dedicated group in previous step, make sure you specify sufficient access rights for other users if you are also planning to install SnapProtect agents involving third party software protection.
    [X] 1) Allow read permission to group users
    [X] 2) Allow write permission to group users
    [X] 3) Allow execute permission to group users
    [X] 4) Allow read permission to other users
    [ ] 5) Allow write permission to other users
    [X] 6) Allow execute permission to other users
    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  18. The default port numbers used for CommCell communication is displayed. If necessary, you can modify the port numbers.

    Press Enter.

    Setting Instance Port Number of cvd
    Every instance of SnapProtect should use a unique set of network ports to avoid interfering with other instances running on the same machine.
    The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port number range and have not been registered by another application on this machine.
    Please enter the port numbers.
    Port Number for CVD : [8400]

  19. Press Enter.

    Setting Instance Port Number of EvMgrC
    Every instance of SnapProtect should use a unique set of network ports to avoid interfering with other instances running on the same machine.
    The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port number range and have not been registered by another application on this machine.
    Please enter the port numbers.
    Port Number for CVD: 8400
    Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]

  20. Do one of the following:
    • If firewall configuration is not required, press Enter.
    • If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, type Yes and then press Enter.

    For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration.

    Deciding If to Configure Firewall
    You need to configure firewall settings if there is a firewall between this client and the CommServe.
    Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe? [no]

  21. Type the fully qualified domain of the CommServe host name and press Enter.
    • Do not use space and the following characters when specifying the CommServe Host Name:

      \|`~!@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"

    Setting CommServe Host Name
    Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name services configured on this machine.
    CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com

  22. If you have enabled per-client certificate on CommServe, type y and press Enter.

    Else, press Enter.

    Specifying If CommServe Per-Client Certificate is Enabled
    If you have checked "Force per-client certificate authentication on CommServe" on the CommServe or Proxy, you need to provide installer with a Temp Certificate.
    This Temp Certificate can be obtained by opening "Certificate Administration Applet" from the Java GUI's Control Panel, clicking "Temp Certificate" button, selecting newly created client in the popped up window and copying/pasting generated certificate to a local file accessible from this installer.
    Have you enabled per-client certificate authentication on CommServe? [no]

  23. Choose one of the following:
    • 1 - To inherit global filter policy configuration set for the CommCell.
    • 2 - To apply the global filters policy to the default subclient regardless of the policy set for the CommCell.
    • 3 - If you plan to define specific filters for the Agent.

    Press Enter.

    Selecting How to Set CommCell Level Global Filters
    CommCell Level Global Filters are set through SnapProtect GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain directories or files from backup CommCell-widely.
    If you turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the default subclient. There are three options you can choose to set the filters. Please select how to set the Global Filters for the default subclient?
    1) Use Cell level policy
    2) Always use Global filters
    3) Do not use Global filters
    Your Choice: [1]

  24. Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.

    This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the CommCell.

    Selecting Client Computer Groups
    Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that you want to add this client myclient.company.com to.
    [ ] 1) Client Grp1
    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 1

  25. Type d for Done, and press Enter.

    Selecting Client Computer Groups
    Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that you want to add this client myclient.company.com to.
    [X] 1) Client Grp1
    [a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?=help]
    Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d

  26. Press Enter.

    Deciding if to Configure Storage Policy
    Would you like to configure Storage Policy on this client?
    Configure? [no]

    Adjusting modes and permissions of files...done.
    Starting SnapProtect services...done.
    Thank you for choosing SnapProtect.

    If you do not have a Storage Policy, the list will not be displayed. You can create a Storage Policy later using the steps described in the Configuring Storage Policy section.

    There seem to be no Storage Policies configured on the CommServe. Before you can run any backups of this IDA, you will need to install a MediaAgent, create a Storage Policy and assign it to all subclients..

  27. You are advised that the system is preparing to relink Informix. Press Enter.

    The control now passes to the Ifx_install.sh script to allow it to relink Informix.
    Press ENTER to continue.
    Installing NetApp, Inc. SnapProtect Onbar.....

  28. You are asked if you want to relink the Informix instance now. This is required before performing backups.
    If you want to do this now, type y and press Enter, and go to the next step.
    If you want to do this later, type n and press Enter.
    Skip the next step.

    Do you wish to relink Informix instance now? (n/[y])

  29. The Informix instance is relinked. Once this is done, the following message is displayed. Press Enter.
    Skip the next step.

    We are back from Ifx_install.sh
    Press <ENTER> to continue.

  30. You are warned that Informix must be relinked before performing backups and are provided with the appropriate post-install instructions. Press Enter.

    WARNING: relink of Informix is required before performing backups. Please execute /opt/snapprotect/iDataAgent/Ifx_install.sh to relink Informix after the install.

  31. You are prompted to specify the Informix User ID. This is the user ID that is used by the system to log in to the Informix database.
    Enter the Informix User ID or accept the default value and press Enter.

    Please enter INFORMIX_USER ID [informix]:

  32. You are prompted to specify the user group for Informix.
    Enter the user group name or accept the default value and press Enter.

    Please enter user group for informix [informix]:

  33. You are prompted to enter the Informix home directory.
    Enter a path to the home directory and press Enter.

    Please enter INFORMIXDIR directory:

  34. You are prompted to enter the name of the appropriate ONCONFIG file. This file helps to administer the number of streams, among other capabilities.
    Enter the file name and press Enter.

    Please enter the ONCONFIG environment variable:

  35. You are prompted to enter the name of the Informix instance. Enter the name of the instance and press Enter.

    Please enter the INFORMIXSERVER environment variable:

  36. You are prompted to enter the path to the Informix libraries. Enter the path or select the default and press Enter.

    Please enter the BAR_BSALIB_PATH [/usr/lib]:

  37. If the Informix Dynamic Server version is the same or earlier than the identified version:
    Accept or type y and press Enter.
    Go to the next step.
    If the Informix Dynamic Server version is later than the identified version:
    Type n and press Enter.
    Skip the next step.

    Is your Informix Dynamic Server version is 7.30/9.14 or earlier?  ([y]/n):

  38. For Informix 7.30/9.14 or earlier, the bar_version table is updated, and information similar to the example shown to the right is displayed. When prompted, press Enter to continue.
    Skip the next step.

    The database inf_730 must be On Line before installing, if not, please startup the database inf_730 in another window or exit and try /opt/snapprotect/iDataAgent/Ifx_install.sh script again after the installation is complete!
    Do you wish to continue? (y/[n]) y
    CXDIR:/opt/snapprotect/Base64, IFXLIBPATH:/usr/lib/sparcv9
    Updating Onbar Version Database
    INFORMIXDIR=/backup_area/informix INFORMIXSERVER=inf_730
    ONCONFIG=onconfig.inf_730
    Check if the bar_version table existed in the database
    Database selected.
    bar_version  bsa_version  bar_sm  sm_version
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    1 1.1.1 cvsm    1
    10 row(s) retrieved.
    Database closed.
    Updating bar_version table
    Database selected.
    1 row(s) selected.
    Database closed.
    Installation completed.
    We are back from Ifx_install.sh
    Press <ENTER> to continue...

  39. For any Informix version higher than 7.30/9.14, you are eventually notified that there is no bar_version table, that the system will update the sm_version table instead, and that you should ignore the displayed error message. (As requested after the first message that appears, type y and press Enter to continue.

    The database inf_921 must be On Line before installing, if not, please startup the database inf_921 in another window or exit and try /opt/snapprotect/iDataAgent/Ifx_install.sh script again after the installation is complete!
    Do you wish to continue? (y/[n]) y
    CXDIR:/opt/snapprotect/Base64, IFXLIBPATH:/usr/lib/sparcv9
    Updating Onbar Version Database
    INFORMIXDIR=/tigger/informix/informix921
    INFORMIXSERVER=inf_921 ONCONFIG=onconfig.inf_921
    Check if the bar_version table existed in the database
    Database selected.
    206: The specified table (bar_version) is not in the database.
    111: ISAM error: no record found.
    Error in line 2
    Near character position 26
    Database closed.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    For the Informix Server version 7.30 or earlier than 7.30, SnapProtect will update bar_version table; For the Informix Server version later than 7.30, there is no bar_version table, SnapProtect will update sm_versions instead, ignore above error
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Installation complete.

  40. Message similar to the following is displayed. As prompted, include the indicated parameter into the ONCONFIG file, then press Enter to continue.
    The BAR_BSALIB_PATH parameter is supported only on some platforms. Consult the appropriate Informix application documentation to determine if BAR_BSALIB_PATH is supported on your platform.

    Put "BAR_BSALIB_PATH /usr/lib/sparcv9/ibsad001.<xx>" into configuration file onconfig.inf_921.
    Replace <xx> with the shared library file extension, e.g., ibsad001.so is for SOLARIS, ibsad001.sl is for HP.
    We are back from Ifx_install.sh
    Press <ENTER> to continue...

  41. If you do not want to relink another Informix instance now, type n and press Enter. Go to the next step.
    If you want to relink another Informix now, type y and press Enter.

    Do you wish to relink another informix instance now? (y/[n])

  42. You are advised that the installation is completed, and you are provided with instructions for installing other Informix instances. Press Enter.

    Installation complete. If you wish to install other Informix instances, please execute /opt/snapprotect/iDataAgent/Ifx_install.sh after installation
    We are back from Ifx_install.sh
    Press <ENTER> to continue...

  43. If you have multiple instances of the database, ensure that the items listed are satisfied. Press Enter.

    IMPORTANT

    If you are planning to use SnapProtect <package> with several instances of the database, each running on behalf of different UNIX users, you must make sure that:

    1) All database users have been added to each of the database groups involved. For example, if there is a "db2inst1" user from group "dba1" and "db2inst2" user from group "dba2", then both "db2inst1" and "db2inst2" should be included into "dba1" and "dba2" groups. On most UNIXes this can be accomplished by editing the /etc/group file.

    2) The .profile of each database user must contains a "umask 002" command at the end, which will guarantee that all files created by one database user can be open for writing by other database users.

    3) All database users should be added to the "dba" group that you have chosen for SnapProtect at the time of CVGxBase install.

    If all of the above requirements are not fulfilled, SnapProtect will run into various "Permission denied" errors, and backups will not work.

    Press <ENTER> to continue ...

  44. Messages similar to the following are displayed. Press Enter.

    Updating registry tree under /etc/Registry ... done.
    Preconfiguring Informix DataAgent on the CommServe ... done.
    Successfully installed CVGxIfIDA.
    Press ENTER to continue ...
    Setup Complete.

  45. The following prompt is displayed only when you are installing on HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris computers.
    Enter the number corresponding to the Exit and then press Enter. The installation is now complete.

    Certain SnapProtect packages can be associated with a virtual IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine" belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual machine's services and IP address are active on only one of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "fail-over" from one server to another, which includes stopping services and deactivating IP address on the first server and activating the IP address/services on the other server.
    Currently you have SnapProtect installed on physical node stone.company.com.
    Now you have a choice of either adding another package to the existing installation or configure SnapProtect on a virtual machine for use in a cluster.
    1) Add another package to stone.company.com
    2) Install SnapProtect on a virtual machine
    3) Exit
    Your choice: [1]

Configure the Cluster Group Client

After installing the software successfully on all the physical nodes that host the Cluster Group, you must configure the Cluster Group Client from the CommCell Console. Use the following steps to configure the Cluster Group Client.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Client Computers node, point to New Client | Clustered Server and then click Unix Cluster.

  2. In the Client Name box, type a name for the cluster group. The Client name can be any unique name.

    In the Host Name box, you can type either the fully qualified domain name of the Cluster Group or the IP address of the Cluster Group.

    • The Host name of the Cluster Group client should not be used by any existing client in your CommCell.
    • If you want to specify the IP address of the Cluster Group, ensure that the IP address is static.

  3. Review the cluster group information and click Finish.

    Advanced Client Properties window is displayed now.

  4. On the Advanced Client Properties dialog box, click the Cluster Group Configuration tab. All the Linux clients that are available in the CommCell will be listed in the Available list. Select the physical computers (nodes) where you installed the necessary Agents from the Available list, and then click Add > to move the client to the Selected list.

    If the client computer properties dialog box is not displayed automatically, then you need to open it manually: Right-click the  <Cluster Group Client>, and then click Properties. Click Advanced on the Client Computer Properties dialog box. Click the Cluster Group Configuration tab on the Advanced Client Properties dialog box.

  5. Click the Agents tab.

    Select the Agents you want to use in the cluster group client from the Available list and click Add > to move the Agent to the Selected list.

    In order to configure a Cluster Group Client, the agents should be installed on all the clustered nodes for proper failover. If an Agent is not installed on all the nodes, then the Agents selection tab on the Advanced Client Properties window will display the Agent name in plain text (not in bold). However, you can still configure the Cluster Group Client even when the Agents are not installed on a particular node; installation can be done later using Remote install procedure.

  6. Click the Job Configuration tab.

    Type or click Browse to specify the path for the Job Results Directory in the cluster group client.

    • Ensure that the Job Results Directory resides on a shared clustered drive.
    • In the case of MediaAgent and ContinuousDataReplicator, the Job Result directory path will be used for the Index Cache and CDR Log directories respectively if no directory location is provided.

    Click OK.

  7. Click OK.

    The cluster group client is successfully created.

Configuring Storage Policy

If you do not have a Storage Policy created, use the following steps to create a storage policy:

To create a storage policy, you must have a configured library in the CommCell.

Disk Library Creation

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources, right-click the Libraries, point to Add and then click Disk Library...

    Alternatively, you can also navigate to MediaAgents, right-click <MediaAgent>, point to All Tasks | Create Library and then click Disk Library...

  2. From the Add Disk Library dialog box, specify the following:
    • In the Name box, specify name of the disk library.
    • From the MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent.

    Perform one of the following:

    • Select Local Path if you wish to specify a local path in the MediaAgent computer.

      In the Disk Device box, type the name of the folder in which the disk library must located or click button to select the folder.

    • Select Network Path, if you wish to specify a network path as the target share.

      In the Connect As box, type the user name.

      In the Password and Verify Password box, type the password to access the network share.

      In the Folder box, type the mount path or click button to select a mount path.

    • Click OK.
  3. The newly created disk library will be displayed under Libraries node.

Storage Policy Creation

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies.
  2. Right-click the Storage Policies and then click New Storage Policy.
  3. Follow the prompts displayed in the Storage Policy Wizard. The required options are mentioned below:
    • Select the Storage Policy type as Data Protection and Archiving and click Next.
    • Enter the name in the Storage Policy Name box and click Next.
    • From the Library list, click the name of a disk library to which the primary copy should be associated and then click Next.

      Ensure that you select a library attached to a MediaAgent operating in the current release.

    • From the MediaAgent list, click the name of a MediaAgent that will be used to create the primary copy and then click Next.
    • For the device streams and the retention criteria information, click Next to accept default values.
    • Review the details and click Finish to create the Storage Policy.