Loading...

Network Storage Pool

Network Storage Pool provides a scalable and easy to configure storage solution. It allows multiple cross platform MediaAgents to access a shared storage pool. The storage capacity can be scaled-out on demand by simply adding more mount paths. The added MediaAgents or the mount paths are automatically shared using the DataServer-IP. For more information, see Sharing a Mount Path Using DataServer-IP.

The configuration process is managed behind-the-scene and does not require much user intervention.

A Storage Pools node is available in the CommCell Console wherein a single wizard lets you create a disk or cloud library, configure storage policies, shares the MediaAgents and create the mount paths.  Depending on your storage choice, after the configuration, the following entities are created:

  • Disk Storage Pool

    A Global Deduplication policy and a dependent storage policy

    The associated disk library

  • Cloud Storage Pool

    A Global Deduplication policy and a dependent storage policy

    The associated cloud library

  • Tape Storage Pool

    A Global Secondary Copy Policy

Important: If you have the latest service pack installed in your CommCell environment, then by default all the Global Deduplication Policies or the Global Secondary Copy Policies will appear as Storage Pools under the Storage Pools node.