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Approved FAST LTA Prozess-Dokumentation freigeben

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This guide describes the steps for setting up ArcServe Backup for the use with the FAST LTA Silent Brick Library in Tape mode.

The documentation was created with Silent Brick System Version 2.20.0.6 and Arcserve Backup version 18.0.

Recommended Library Emulation: Adic Scalar 1000

Recommended Drive Emulation: IBM ULT3580

  1. Open the Silent Brick System GUI via a web browser Choose 'Libraries'
    • Open the Silent Brick System GUI via a web browser

    • Choose 'Libraries'

    • Click 'Add'

    • Enter a name

    • Choose the desired library type

  2. Edit 'Drive Name Prefix' if needed.
    • Edit 'Drive Name Prefix' if needed.

    • Choose a number of drives.

    • Choose the desired drive type.

  3. Choose the desired amount of Bricks from the list.
    • Choose the desired amount of Bricks from the list.

    • Use 'CTRL' to choose multiple Bricks.

    • Confirm by clicking 'Add'

  4. Best use with 10GB ethernet Get your iscsi initiator name from Windows
    • Best use with 10GB ethernet

    • Get your iscsi initiator name from Windows

    • Set up an iscsi client via Silent Brick web interface by choosing protocol iSCSI

    • Client Name: Enter the IP or the name of the client windows host

    • Initiator name: Enter the initiator string you retrieved in step 1

    • Authentication: If needed, authentication may be set up. Recommendation is no authentication

  5. Open your Windows Computer Manager  and expand "Storage Controllers" Select your iSCSI Initiator and choose properties Switch to Details and choose the property "Class Guid"
    • Open your Windows Computer Manager and expand "Storage Controllers"

    • Select your iSCSI Initiator and choose properties

    • Switch to Details and choose the property "Class Guid"

    • Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - System - CurrentControlSet - Control - Class - <iSCSI Class ID> - <ID> - Parameters

    • In Parameters adjust the' MaxTransferLength'. This value must match your Tape Block size ( configured later ). 1 MB=0x100000, 512KB=0x80000, 256KB=0x40000. Recommended minimum 256 K

  6. Only supported for controllers with fibre channel
    • Only supported for controllers with fibre channel

    • Client Name: Enter the IP or the name of the client windows host.

    • Target Port: Choose port to connect to.

    • Port enumeration is from right to left.

    • When set to 'Everyone' the left Port 2 is used.

    • Initiator WWN: Choose partner WWN to connect with.

  7. Make sure your library is found by Arcserve Make sure NOT to set mode to VTL Import all tapes into the Slots
    • Make sure your library is found by Arcserve

    • Make sure NOT to set mode to VTL

    • Import all tapes into the Slots

  8. For iSCSI connections the Tape Blocksize must match the iSCSI Transfer Length  set up in Step 3 Optimal tape blocksize: 512KB Tapes have to be formatted after adjusting the tape blocksize
    • For iSCSI connections the Tape Blocksize must match the iSCSI Transfer Length set up in Step 3

    • Optimal tape blocksize: 512KB

    • Tapes have to be formatted after adjusting the tape blocksize

    • Open the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ComputerAssociates\CA ARCServe Backup\Base\TapeEngine

    • Find the tape library matching your library name

    • Add key "ForceBlockSize" with a decimal value of 512

    • Verify that the correct blocksize is set in the tape drives

  9. Format the tape with the new blocksize
    • Format the tape with the new blocksize

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