arcserve-KB : How to Configure the NAS servers, tape drives, or tape library units with NAS Option?

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Last Modified Date:    03/11/2010
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Title:  How to Configure the NAS servers, tape drives, or tape library units with NAS Option?


After you have completed the NDMP NAS Option installation, you must configure the NAS servers, tape drives, or tape library units.

Prior to configuring the devices and drives, confirm the following:

  • You can ping or access the NAS server from the server on which the NDMP NAS Option is installed.

  • The NAS server being used as the destination for backup data can detect its locally attached drives or tape library units.

  • The tape library units and NAS servers are certified by CA.

  • The tape drives are certified by the NAS vendors.

  • Verify that the tape drive is not already opened and in use by another NDMP session (only one connection is allowed at one time).


To configure the NAS devices

  1. Select Device Configuration from the CA ARCserve Backup Home Page.

    • The Device Configuration Welcome screen is displayed.

  2. On the Device Configuration Welcome screen, click Next.

    • The Options dialog is displayed.

  3. On the Options dialog, select NAS Servers and click Next.

    • The NAS Servers Configuration dialog is displayed.

  4. Click Add, and Select NAS Server from the drop-down box.

    Figure 1

  5. On the Device Configuration dialog, highlight New Server and enter the name of the NAS server, user name, and password. The user name and password must be associated with a NAS server account with NAS Administrative privileges.

    Figure 2

    Steps 6 and 7 are optional steps for NAS servers supporting NDMP Version 3. NDMP Version 3-enabled NAS servers allow the client to detect backup devices that are configured on the NAS server. The NDMP NAS Option performs this detection and displays all the detected devices. The format and usage rules governing the logical device names differ from one vendor to another.

    • If you are using NDMP Version 2 or Version 3, click Next and continue with Step 6.

    • If you are not continuing with Steps 6 and 7, go to Step 9.

  6. Click Add, and select Tape/Changer Device to enter the tape drive or tape library unit configuration information.

  7. Highlight New Tape Device and enter the tape device information.

    • The information entered on this dialog is typically a logical device name that represents the tape device or tape library unit. A logical device name refers to a unique string that the NAS server or NDMP server uses to refer to the device.

    Figure 3

  8. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 (and optionally 6 and 7) for all additional NAS servers that you want to configure for use with the NDMP NAS Option. The CA ARCserve Backup server can interact with more than one NAS server over the network.

  9. If your environment has one of the following conditions, check the Use NAS SAN Dynamic Device Sharing check box

    • One or more NAS servers connected to the SAN share a tape drive or TLU, and the CA ARCserve Backup server is connected to the SAN.

    • Two or more NAS servers connected to the SAN share a tape drive or TLU, and the CA ARCserve Backup server is not connected to the SAN.

  10. When you have finished adding all the server and tape devices, clear the Continue to configure your libraries check box, and click Finish. The Device Configuration Completed dialog displays.

    Figure 4

  11. Click Exit. If you are sure that you want to exit Device Configuration, click yes.

  12. Start the Tape Engine service.
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