Before installing Backup Exec, be sure that all
hardware in the SAN is working and configured properly.
Make sure that the primary server is the fastest
server and has the fewest extraneous operations.
Use a separate primary server for each SAN.
Make sure that the HBA drivers, SCSI to fibre
bridges, and library firmware have been updated to the hardware
vendor's most current release.
Make sure that all HBA cards on the SAN are using
the same and the most current firmware and driver levels.
Keep the servers in the SAN in the same Microsoft
Administration domain. Cross-domain environments can cause
authentication problems during install and can block access to
resources during backups.
Change the display names of libraries and drives to
names that reflect the servers or jobs for which you will use
Do not use cascaded drive pools in a SAN
Run frequent backups of the entire Backup Exec
directory tree on the shared database server.
Create a separate media set to use only for backups
of the Backup Exec directory tree and the Windows operating system
on the database server. This will reduce the number of tapes you
need to catalog to find the files to restore the ADAMM database and
Use a switch administration tool to verify that
each server is in a zone configuration with the tape devices.
You must manually refresh Backup Exec
administration consoles in a SAN SSO configuration if a member
server updates the database. To manually refresh the user
interface, right-click the proper component, and then press F5.