[Manual] Storage - Setting up a disk pool for data storage

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017 11:56PM CEST

Media Management - Storage Management

Setting up a disk pool for data storage

 

Objective

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.
 

See also

Media Management - Storage Management - Setting up GIR disk pool for data storage
 

Requirements

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.
 

Opening dialog

1. Go to Media Management > Storage Management.
⇨ The Storage Management window is opened.
b)	Klicken Sie im Bereich Backup Servers auf Disk Pool und wählen Sie im Kontextmenü Create disk pool aus. (isghm05.png)
2. Under Backup Servers, select the disk pool. In the shortcut menu, click Create disk pool.
⇨ The New Disk Pool dialog is opened.
a)	Wählen Sie Disk Pool aus. (iqmr5lh.png)
 

Selecting pool type

1. Select the disk pool.
 

Entering name of disk pool

1. Enter the Pool name of the disk pool.
Prefix: alphanumerical (a – Z, 0 – 9), max. 4 digits.
Suffix: numerical (0 – 9), max. 4 digits.
 

Selecting directory to use as storage location for the backups

1. Select the directory with Directory > Browse….
Grafik aus GIR-Disk Pool für die Datenspeicherung anlegen (ij72tqn3.jpg)
2. In the Select Folder dialog, select the drive and the directory for the data storage.
 
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You can also enter the UNC path to a network drive or the path to an NFS mount. To create a new directory, enter * and then select it. The selected directory is displayed in the file browser window.
NOTICE
The two attributes Name and Directory 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].
 
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Selected directories can be used for other disk pools.
NOTICE
 

Result

The new disk pool disk.0001 is created and added to the Backup Servers > Disk Pools list.
Grafik aus Disk Pool für die Datenspeicherung anlegen (i1bn5ut3.png)
 

Troubleshooting

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".
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