BasicDisk storage units

A BasicDisk type storage unit consists of a directory on a locally-attached disk or a network-attached disk that is exposed as a file system to a NetBackup media server. NetBackup stores backup data in the specified directory.

Notes about the BasicDisk type storage unit:

Configuring credentials for CIFS and disk storage units

For Common Internet File System (CIFS) storage and AdvancedDisk and BasicDisk storage units, two NetBackup services on Windows computers must use the same credentials. The following NetBackup services on Windows media servers to which the CIFS storage is attached must use the same credentials:

  • NetBackup Client Service.

    The NetBackup Client Service is either bpcd.exe or bpinetd.exe, depending on NetBackup release level. Regardless of the binary file name, the service requires the credentials.

    CIFS storage is supported for AdvancedDisk on NetBackup 7.0.1 and later.

  • NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service.

    The NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service binary file name is nbrmms.exe.

The credentials must be valid Windows credentials that allow read and write access to the storage. Configure the credentials on the media server to which the CIFS storage is attached.

If credentials are not configured, NetBackup marks all CIFS AdvancedDisk and BasicDisk storage units that use the UNC naming convention as DOWN.

To configure credentials for CIFS with AdvancedDisk and BasicDisk

  1. In Windows, open Services in the Microsoft Management Console.

    How you open Services depends on the Windows version.

  2. For each of the aforementioned services, perform the following tasks:


    Open the Properties dialog box for the service.

    The General tab should be displayed.


    Click Stop to stop the service.


    Select the Log On tab.


    Select This account and then enter the credentials.


    Select the General tab.


    Click Start to start the service.