Configuring a virtual disk on a storage array

If you create a virtual disk with a tool other than Backup Exec, then you must configure the virtual disk to use it with Backup Exec. Backup Exec can only use configured virtual disks as destination devices for jobs. When you configure the virtual disk, Backup Exec submits a job named Configure Virtual Disk. When the job completes successfully, the virtual disk is configured and added to the All Virtual Disks device pool.


Be careful when you select an unconfigured virtual disk. An unconfigured virtual disk may be in use as a Microsoft SQL Server database, an Exchange database, or a boot disk.

To configure a virtual disk on a storage array

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. Expand a media server that has an attached storage array.

  3. Expand a storage array, and then select the unconfigured virtual disk.

  4. In the task pane, under Device, click Configure.

  5. When you are prompted, click OK to configure the virtual disk.

More Information

Editing the default options for all virtual disks on storage arrays

Configuring a virtual disk on a storage array