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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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