Solved

Data protector 8 installation

Posted on 2014-02-03
3
580 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-09
Have installed Data protector 8 on a physical server 2012 box. Have an Overland Neo2000e library with two LTO 5 drives.
Have recently migrated all data environment to a new Netapp filer so want to start doing NDMP backups from the filer but I still need to do lan backups for a couple of Solaris and Red Hat Linux boxes. Also a few remote Windows servers still need to be done over the lan.

Both tape drives, backup server and filer are fibre attached through switches and all zoned in.

Is it possible to set up the tape library/drives in DP so one tape device is dedicated to NDMP and the other to normal lan based backups? Have noticed DP says only one media agent can be installed on one server.

Having inherited the old DP setup and never actually setting up DP before we did try to find a DP consultant in UK to review and install but they seem to be like gold dust.
0
Comment
Question by:ncht
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
SelfGovern earned 500 total points
ID: 39831503
Look to see if your library supports partitioning, like HP's MSL family does.
Documentation should be found in the documentation by searching for
"partition".
Ah, here it is: http://support.overlandstorage.com/jive/servlet/KbServlet/download/10214-102-3123/10400367-001.pdf
Starting at page 29

If it does, then you can partition the library into two libraries, and as far
as Data Protector or any other backup application knows, you have two
libraries, each with dedicated slots.   People often do this to allow them
to use two different backup applications - essentially what you want.
Alternately, to keep LTO-x tapes from going into an LTO-y drive, and
vice versa.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ncht
ID: 39845214
SelfGovern,

Thanks for the reply. I knew about the partitioning but was wondering if it could be done without it.  Having had a look around it is probably the best way to go so I will give you the points.

Cheers.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:SelfGovern
ID: 39845521
Partitioning is really a very slick and painless way to go.  I could see how you might want to have an imbalanced number of slots available (maybe six slots to one partition, 18 to the other), in which case the MSL HW partitioning is not the way to go.  But for most cases, it's easy to set up, and the partitioning will make your process less prone to error than if you tried to set them up without partitioning.
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question