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by Rene Weber

Introduction

This manual is for connecting the backup and archival software Archiware P5.

This guide is tested with Archiware P5 Version 5.5.5 and the Silent Brick WORM Archive Version 2.11

    • Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation

    • Network Adjustments The network settings are to be adjusted as described in the manual Installation

    • Archiware supports two different ways of connecting to the Silent Brick System. Both of the following connection methods are covered by this manual.

    • Connection to a SNAS Volume

    • Connection to a Virtual Tape Library

  1. Connect to the Silent Brick Web Interface
    • Connect to the Silent Brick Web Interface

    • Switch to Settings -> SMB

    • Create a user 'archiware_user' with a proper password

  2. Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2 Create a new share with default settings an choose the previously setup 'archiware_user' user
    • Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2

    • Create a new share with default settings an choose the previously setup 'archiware_user' user

  3. In order to connect a NAS share with Archiware the tool PsExec.exe from Microsoft  is needed Mount the previously created share via PsExec.exe
    • In order to connect a NAS share with Archiware the tool PsExec.exe from Microsoft is needed

    • Mount the previously created share via PsExec.exe

    • In Archiware create a new Diskstorage and choose the path your share is mounted to.

    • Skip the labeling when asked.

  4. Create a new Mediapool if needed Choose Mediatype 'Disk'
    • Create a new Mediapool if needed

    • Choose Mediatype 'Disk'

    • Under advanced settings adjust the blocksize to 256KB

  5. Select your new Pool and choose 'Label'
    • Select your new Pool and choose 'Label'

    • Select all logical tapes and start the labeling process

    • Your SNAS Volume is now connected and the logical Tapes can be used within Archiware.

  6. In the Silent Brick System choose 'Libraries' and add a new one Set the Library type to 'Adic Scalar 1000' Add drives of type IBM
    • In the Silent Brick System choose 'Libraries' and add a new one

    • Set the Library type to 'Adic Scalar 1000'

    • Add drives of type IBM

    • Set up an iSCSI or FibreChannel connection

    • Switch to the Windows host of your Archiware P5 installation

    • Use the iSCSI initiator or the your Fibrechannel connection to connect the Virtual Tape Library to your host.

  7. Start the automatic tape recognition in Archiware P5. Choose not to label the tapes yet. Choose not to label the tapes yet.
    • Start the automatic tape recognition in Archiware P5.

    • Choose not to label the tapes yet.

  8. Create a new mediapool.
    • Create a new mediapool.

    • Set the blocksize to 256KB under advanced settings.

  9. Choose your newly created mediapool
    • Choose your newly created mediapool

    • Choose 'label' in order to start the labeling of the tapes

    • Select the free tapes and choose label.

    • Your library is now fully useable.

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