Disk Libraries - Getting Started
You can create disk libraries from the CommCell Console or by using the Command Line Interface. For more information on creating disk libraries using command line, see Create a Disk Library Using Command Line.
Before You Begin
Before creating a disk library, make sure to run disk performance tool to test the performance of the read and write operation on a disk.
See Disk Performance Tool for instructions.
Creating a Disk Library
- From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources.
- Right-click Libraries, and the click Add | Disk Library.
The Add Disk Library dialog box appears.
- In the Name box, type the name for a disk library.
- Select the appropriate MediaAgent from the MediaAgent list.
- If the device is a direct-attached library such as SAS/FC/iSCSI for Windows or NFS for UNIX/Linux MediaAgents, define the mount path as a local path.
If the MediaAgent is a UNIX/Linux MediaAgent, then you must select the Local Path option. To access an NFS share, you must mount the share to your UNIX/Linux MediaAgent. Once the share is mounted, it appears as another local directory on the system. You can provide this directory location in the local path.
- Select Local Path.
- In the Disk Device box, enter the mount path location.
- If the device is on a network, define the mount path as a network path.
The Network Path option is available only for Windows MediaAgents that use CIFs shares.
- Select Network Path.
- In the Connect As box, type the user name.
- In the Password and Verify Password box, type the password that is used by the backup software to access the network share.
- In the Folder box, enter the mount path location.
- Click OK.
The new disk library appears in the CommCell Browser under Storage Resources | Libraries.