You can delete a device from a device pool. The device will still be in the Backup Exec device database and will still be available for use in other device pools. It is not necessary to delete devices from a device pool before you delete that pool; the devices are automatically removed when the pool is deleted.
To delete a device from a device pool
Under Device Pools, select the device pool from which you want to delete a device.
Select the device that you want to remove from the device pool. You can select multiple devices to remove.
Make sure you select a device under Device Pools and not under the server icon; if you delete a device under the server icon, the device is deleted from the database, not just from the device pool.
Under Device Pool Tasks in the task pane, select Remove device.
When prompted to remove the displayed device from the device pool, click Yes.