OpenStorage storage units

An OpenStorage disk type storage unit is used for disk storage on an intelligent disk appliance. The actual name of the disk type depends on the vendor. An OpenStorage selection is available only when the OpenStorage Disk Option is licensed.

The disk appliance is integrated into NetBackup through an API. The storage vendor partners with Symantec to integrate the appliance into NetBackup. The disk appliance is the storage server

For OpenStorage, the NetBackup media servers function as the data movers. The storage vendor's plug-in must be installed on each media server that functions as a data mover. The logon credentials to the storage server must be configured on each media server.

See the NetBackup Shared Storage Guide.

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About the OpenStorage disk type