Adding a tape drive

Symantec recommends that you use the Device Configuration Wizard to add, configure, and update tape storage devices.

Use the following procedures to add or change a tape drive manually.

When you add a drive, you can configure drive name rules.

See About drive name rules.

To add a drive using the Actions menu

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, expand Media and Device Management > Devices.

  2. On the Actions menu, select New > New Tape Drive.

  3. Specify the properties of the drive.

    The properties depend on the drive type and host server type.

  4. After you configure all of the properties, click OK.

  5. If the device changes are complete, select Yes on the Restart Device Manager dialog box. If you intend to make other changes, click No; you can restart the Device Manager after you make the final change.

    If you restart the device manager, any backups, archives, or restores that are in progress also may be stopped.

    The initial drive status is UP, so the drive is available as soon as you restart the Device Manager. To change the status of the drive, select Device Monitor.

More Information

About the Device Configuration Wizard

Tape drive configuration options