Configuring a virtual disk on a storage array

If you create a virtual disk with a tool other than Backup Exec, then you must configure the virtual disk to use it with Backup Exec. Backup Exec can only use configured virtual disks as destination devices for jobs. When you configure the virtual disk, Backup Exec submits a job named Configure Virtual Disk. When the job completes successfully, the virtual disk is configured and added to the All Virtual Disks device pool.


Be careful when you select an unconfigured virtual disk. An unconfigured virtual disk may be in use as a Microsoft SQL Server database, an Exchange database, or a boot disk.

To configure a virtual disk on a storage array

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. Expand Storage Arrays, and then select the unconfigured virtual disk.

  3. In the task pane, under Media Tasks, click Configure.

  4. When you are prompted, click OK to configure the virtual disk.

    Backup Exec submits a Configure Virtual Disk job to configure the virtual disk as a destination device for jobs.

More Information

Setting the defaults for all virtual disks on storage arrays