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Master Drive Pools, Drive Pools and Drives - Configuration

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Configuring a Master Drive Pool

  1. Display the Expert Storage Configuration window.
  2. Detect the devices for the MediaAgent whose Master Drive Pool you wish to configure, as described in Device Detection.

    All the devices attached to the selected MediaAgent are displayed in the Expert Storage Configuration window.

  3. Configure the library to which the master drive pool you want to configure is attached.
  4. In the Expert Storage Configuration window, right-click the master drive pool that you want to configure, and then click Configure.
  5. A prompt appears, asking if you are sure that you want to configure the master drive pool. Click Yes to continue with the configuration.
  6. A prompt appears, asking if you want to configure all of the drive pools within the master drive pool. If you want to configure the drive pools individually, click No. Otherwise, click Yes.
  7. A prompt appears, asking if you want to configure all of the drives within the master drive pool. If you want to configure the drives individually, click No. Otherwise, click Yes.

The configuration status of the master drive pool changes to configured.

You can modify the name of the master drive pool after it is configured.

Configuring a Drive Pool

  1. Display the Expert Storage Configuration window.
  2. Detect the devices for the MediaAgent whose Drive Pool you wish to configure, as described in Device Detection.

    All the devices attached to the selected MediaAgent are displayed in the Expert Storage Configuration window

  3. Configure the Master Drive Pool to which the drive pool that you want to configure is attached. For more information, see Configuring a Master Drive Pool.
  4. In the Expert Storage Configuration window, right-click the drive pool that you want to configure, and then click Configure.
  5. A prompt appears, asking if you are sure that you want to configure the drive pool. Click Yes to continue with the configuration.
  6. A prompt appears, asking if you want to configure all of the drives within the drive pool. If you want to configure the drives individually, click No. Otherwise, click Yes.

    The configuration status of the drive pool changes to configured.

    You can modify the name of the drive pool after it is configured.

Configuring a Drive

  1. Display the Expert Storage Configuration window.
  2. If this is a new drive: Detect the devices. Use Device Detection as required.

    All the devices attached to the selected MediaAgent is displayed in the Expert Storage Configuration window

  3. Locate the drive that you want to configure. If the drive was never configured, its identifier ends in a # sign (i.e., Drive#). If the drive was configured and then deconfigured, the drive name is retained (e.g., Drive2). If you want to modify drive properties, right-click the drive and select Properties.
  4. From the Expert Storage Configuration window, right-click the drive that you want to configure, and then click Configure.
  5. A prompt appears, asking if you are sure that you want to configure the drive. Click Yes to continue with the configuration.

    If you have not already performed an exhaustive detection, or if your exhaustive detection did not detect the drive, the Device Configuration dialog box is displayed.

    If you choose the Do Exhaustive Detection Now option, perform the following:

    The status of the drive changes to configured.

Set the Maximum Number of Drives in a Drive Pool

  1. Right-click the drive pool for which you wish to set the maximum number of drives, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Allocate No. of Drives and enter the maximum number of drives that can be used by this drive pool at any given time.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Set the Maximum Number of Drives for each Drive Pool in a Master Drive Pool

  1. Right-click the master drive pool for which you wish to set the maximum number of drives to be used by drive pools, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Allocate No. of Drives and enter the maximum number of drives that can be used by each drive pool at any given time.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Deconfigure Drive Pools

  1. Display the Expert Storage Configuration window.
  2. Right-click the drive pool that you want to deconfigure, and then click Deconfigure.
  3. A prompt appears, informing you that drives must be deconfigured before their drive pool and asking if you want to deconfigure the constituent drives. Click Yes to deconfigure.

    The configuration status of the drive pool and its drives changes to not configured.

Deconfigure Master Drive Pools

  1. Display the Expert Storage Configuration window.
  2. Deconfigure the drive pools associated with the master drive pool that you want to deconfigure. For more information, see Deconfiguring Drive Pools.
  3. Right-click the master drive pool that you want to deconfigure, and then click Deconfigure.
  4. A prompt appears informing you that drives must be deconfigured before their drive pool and asking if you want to deconfigure the constituent drives. Click Yes to deconfigure.

    The configuration status of the master drive pool, its drive pools and their drives changes to not configured.