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How to configure NetBackup Media Server

Deduplication Pool (MSDP)?


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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.

2. Select Media Server Deduplication Pool. Click Next.

3. Choose media server, type user name and password. Click Next.

4. If you choose master/media, you get the following warning. In the production system,
not recommended to create MSDP on master server. Click Yes

5. Select storage path and also deduplication database path (optional). Click Next.

6. Review the storage server configuration summary. Click Next.

7. Please wait while the wizard completes to create storage server. Then click Next to
start the wizard to create a disk pool.

8. Click Next.

9. Type Disk poll name. Click Next.

10. Review the disk pool configuration summary. Click Next.

11. Wait while the wizard completes to create disk pool. Click Next to create a storage unit.

12. Type storage unit name , maximum concurrents jobs. Click Next.

13. The MSDP has been created! Click finish to close the wizard.

14. Review Storage Servers, Disk Pools and Storage Unit to confirm properly creation of
this elements.

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
2.

Add credentials to the storage server.

tpconfig -add -storage_server kyoto.nihonno.domein -stype PureDisk -sts_user_id


admin -password Your_password
3.

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
4.

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
5. 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