Media server load balancing storage unit selection

The Media server load balancing option indicates that NetBackup select a storage unit based on a capacity-managed approach. In this way, NetBackup avoids sending jobs to busy media servers.

If a storage unit is unavailable, NetBackup examines the next storage unit until it finds one that is available.

The selection is based on the following factors:

Media server load balancing cannot be selected for a storage unit group that includes a BasicDisk storage unit. Also, a BasicDisk storage unit cannot be included in an existing storage unit group with Media server load balancing enabled.


Symantec recommends that you select Media server load balancing for disk staging storage units within a storage unit group.

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Other load balancing methods

Prioritized storage unit selection

Failover storage unit selection

Round robin storage unit selection