we have 3 NetBackup Appliances as media servers and consequently 3 different disk pools.
We use Storage Lifecycle Policies as a backup destination.
Most of the clients are VMware machines.
Is it possible to configure the backup destination in such a way that all three are equally utilized (approximately) ?
For example if the current disk pool usage is
#1 - 50%
#2 - 60%
#3 - 40%
When a new server arrives, its backup will be placed to the disk pool #3.
And all other new servers will be put to #3 unless its usage is below 50% and then to #1 and #3 and so further.
At this time we do it manually (we have 3 policies where each points to 1 SLP which in turn references 1 storage unit) and it's not very practical.
Simple answer is no - there are too many factors involved. It is not something that NetBackup can do for you. You may be able to script something yourself - but your current manual process is probably just as good
Also consider a new client (say a Windows VM), you would generally get better overall deduplication in one pool by putting the destination for this server the same as other Windows servers.