When you install Backup Exec, all stand-alone tape drives and robotic libraries that are connected to the media server are automatically recognized. Robotic libraries include virtual tape libraries and simulated tape libraries. A stand-alone drive is a single, locally attached tape drive. The view on the Devices tab displays how devices are organized logically into device pools, and how devices are arranged physically on servers.
If you group one or more robotic library slots into partitions, the partition drive pools appear in the Devices view under the Device Pools icon.
The Configure Devices Assistant is available to help you configure storage devices, storage folders, and online storage destinations.
The Tape Device Configuration Wizard is available to help you install Symantec tape device drivers, and to correct the robotic library drives that are inadvertently displayed as unknown devices in the Devices view.
When you install Backup Exec, support for the following items is included:
Support for additional drives is available with the Library Expansion Option and the Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option.
Configuring storage devices by using the Configure Devices Assistant
About the Library Expansion Option
About the Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option
About the Tape Library Simulator Utility
About installing Symantec tape device drivers
About robotic libraries in Backup Exec
About creating utility jobs to help manage devices and media