In our datacenter, we have 4 tape libraries IBM TS3100 connect to the 4 different server. This 4 server main function are for ERP database server, but we also utilize it as media server. Can we simplify the netbackup architecture using only one dedicated media server?
So our future plan is one master server, one dedicated media server with 4 fc cards (using Linux or AIX) and connect the 4 libraries to this dedicated media server.
Is this configuration possible? Or is it any better reccomendation?
Marianne is right, as always.
Frankly speaking I don't see any simplicity in adding one server that is single point of failure, requires suitable hardware, proper performance tuning and so on. On the other hand you'll save your time on maintenance tasks but nowadays NBU upgrade is extremely simple. I don't think it's worth thing to do or at least you need to calculate everything. But the configuration is possible.