How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)?

By | January 31, 2015

In this post, I will show how to create and configure Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) using GUI or command line.

The parameters that I use in this post:

  • Media server name = kyoto.nihonno.domein
  • Storage server name = kyoto.nihonno.domein
  • Disk Pool name = Pool1
  • Storage Unit Pool = Pool1-stu

Create Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) via GUI

To create and configure Media Server Deduplication Pool via GUI and using Wizard, please follow steps:

  1. Start the NetBackup administration console and click Configure Disk Storage Servers.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)
  2. Select Media Server Deduplication Pool. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 2
  3. Choose media server, type user name and password. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 3
  4. If you choose master/media, you get the following warning. In the production system, not recommended to create MSDP on master server. Click YesHow to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 4
  5. Select storage path and also deduplication database path (optional). Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 5
  6. Review the storage server configuration summary. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 6
  7. Please wait while the wizard completes to create storage server. Then click Next to start the wizard to create a disk pool.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 7
  8. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 8
  9. Type Disk poll name. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 9
  10. Review the disk pool configuration summary. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 10
  11. Wait while the wizard completes to create disk pool. Click Next to create a storage unit.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 11
  12. Type storage unit name , maximum concurrents jobs. Click Next.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 12
  13. The MSDP has been created! Click finish to close the wizard.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 13
  14. Review Storage Servers, Disk Pools and Storage Unit to confirm properly creation of this elements.How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 14How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 15How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) 16

 

Create Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) via command line

To create and configure Media Server Deduplication Pool via command line, please follow steps:

  1. Create the storage server component.

nbdevconfig -creatests -storage_server kyoto.nihonno.domein -stype PureDisk -media_server kyoto.nihonno.domein

  1.  Add credentials to the storage server.

tpconfig -add -storage_server kyoto.nihonno.domein -stype PureDisk -sts_user_id admin -password Your_password

  1.  Get config of storage server to create disk pool.

nbdevconfig -previewdv -storage_server kyoto.nihonno.domein -stype PureDisk -media_server kyoto.nihonno.domein > c:\details.txt

  1.  Create a disk pool using file generated in the previous step.

nbdevconfig -createdp -dp Pool1 -stype PureDisk -storage_server kyoto.nihonno.domein -dvlist c:\details.txt

  1. Create storage unit name: STU1 on disk pool: Pool

bpstuadd.exe -label Pool1-stu1 -dp Pool1

Note: Path of this commands are as follow:

\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd --> nbdevconfig and bpstuadd
\Veritas\Volmgr\bin --> tpconfig

2 thoughts on “How to configure NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP)?

  1. Kiran

    Hi,

    I want to implement Netbackup client accelerator and media server de duplication in my environment. Could you please share the any document related to and prerequisites and license information.

    Regards,
    Kiran.

    Reply

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