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Kiril_V_Dimitro's avatar
10 years ago

Replacement of Tape drive shared between multiple media servers - best practises

Hello,

Until recently I was managing NBU environment where the tape drives were shared between 2-3 media servers the most.

When there was a tape replacement needed, I've usually just deleted the old drive and created a new with the same name and the new drive paths. Of course this requires restarting the ltid \ netbackup device manager. This wasn't a big issue given there were not that many media servers and a defined daily maintenance windows.

 

Now I'm working on environment where the tape drives are shared between 15 media servers and there's no daily maintenance window.

What would be the best way (steps) for replacing such drive? Is there a way to avoid ltid \ netbackup device manager restarts on the media servers where the HW path hasn't changed (although the tape drive was changed). 

 

Please advice.

 

Thank you.

 

  • DOCUMENTATION: How to update NetBackup for a replaced tape drive without deleting and re-adding the drive

    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH34296

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  • DOCUMENTATION: How to update NetBackup for a replaced tape drive without deleting and re-adding the drive

    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH34296