About using the Storage Array Configuration
The Storage Provisioning
Option provides the Storage Array Configuration Wizard to help you
configure virtual disks in a storage array.
This wizard helps you configure the following:
Three or more unconfigured physical disks to use to
create the virtual disks.
This group of physical
disks is called the disk group. The Storage Provisioning Option
uses a RAID 5 disk group, which requires at least three physical
At least one unconfigured physical disk to use as a
hot spare when virtual disk redundancy fails.
At least one virtual disk to create on the selected
The amount of disk space
that is available is divided evenly between the number of virtual
disks that you specify. The file system that the media server uses
may require that you create a minimum number of virtual disks.
When the wizard
completes, it runs a utility job named Configure Storage Array.
This utility job creates the virtual disks that you specified.
Then, Backup Exec adds the virtual disks to a device pool named All
Virtual Disks. You can submit jobs to the All Virtual Disks device
pool, to the storage array, or to a specific virtual disk.
You can also use this
wizard to add or change hot spares for the disk groups that are