You can use the storage
devices as they are configured by Backup Exec at installation,
without making any changes. The default device pool, All Devices
(Computer Name) is the default destination device when you create a
backup job. By default, the All Devices device pool contains all
locally attached devices. If you have installed Backup Exec for the
first time, along with the Storage Provisioning Option, the All
Virtual Disks device pool is the default destination device pool.
The All Virtual Disks device pool contains all virtual disks on all
If you have installed the
SAN Shared Storage Option, both locally attached and shared storage
devices appear in All Devices (Computer Name). If you have
installed the Backup Exec NDMP Option, you can add an NDMP server
as a storage device. If you have installed the Backup Exec Storage
Provisioning Option, storage arrays and their components also
In addition to device
pools and cascaded drive pools, Backup Exec provides other device
You can do the following:
Identify and monitor the current status of all
Change physical tape devices without rebooting the
Backup Exec server.
Monitor device usage statistics and track hardware
errors. Backup Exec keeps track of the device's age, hours of use,
mounts, number of bytes processed (written and read), errors, when
the device was last cleaned, and so on.
Manage the physical devices attached to the media
server and perform operations on these devices and the media
contained in them.
of the benefits derived from Backup Exec's device management
functionality are realized when using more than one storage device.
However, users with only one device can still take full advantage
of Backup Exec's device monitoring to help make sure their devices
are working properly.