Media Management - Storage Management
Setting up a disk pool for data storage
Create a disk pool for the storage of data of a backup.
There are two types of pools:
- Disk pool
- GIR (Granular Item Recovery) disk pool
The GIR disk pool allows for access to individual files from a virtual machine during the VMware restore.
The directory must have sufficient capacity (IDE, SCSI, FC, iSCSI) or the backup server must be able to access NAS volumes (network hard drive).
A disk pool operates within a directory to which the backup server must have read and write access.
- 1. Go to .
- The window is opened.
- 2. Under Backup Servers, select the disk pool. In the shortcut menu, click Create disk pool.
- The dialog is opened.
Selecting pool type
- 1. Select the disk pool.
Entering name of disk pool
- 1. Enter the
Prefix: alphanumerical (a – Z, 0 – 9), max. 4 digits.
Suffix: numerical (0 – 9), max. 4 digits.
of the disk pool.
Selecting directory to use as storage location for the backups
- 1. Select the directory with .
- 2. In the Select Folder dialog, select the drive and the directory for the data storage.
The two attributesand are sufficient to create a disk pool. However, you have the option to define additional attributes such as Schedule and Retention Periods.
- 1. Confirm by clicking [OK].
The new disk poolis created and added to the > list.
Difficulties accessing network drives generally occur because the user does not have the required authorization. Access is managed via the accounts accessed by the services/processes. The relevant services here are "Hiback Service" and "NBK DC rcmd-executor".