Configuring a Tape Storage Pool

Use the following procedure to configure a tape Storage Pool.

Before You Begin

Configure a tape library as a storage target. For information on configuring tape libraries, see Configuring a Tape Library as a Storage Target.

Note: Tape storage pools can be used as storage targets for secondary copies and not as targets for a primary copy. If you wish to add a a tape library in the primary copy, configure the Tape library and create a Storage Policy using the Commcell Console.


  1. From the navigation, click Storage pools.

    The Storage pools page appears.

  2. Click Add Storage Pool and then click Tape to create a tape storage pool.
  3. In the General dialog box, enter the storage pool name in the Name box.
  4. Select an existing tape library from the Storage target name list.
  5. Click Save to create the tape storage pool.


The following information will be displayed in the Storage Pools page:




Number of Nodes


Network Storage Pool name

Online or Offline

Also the total number of online and offline MediaAgents in the network Storage Pool

Tape Storage

Displays the number of MediaAgents associated with the Storage Pool

Storage Capacity of the Storage Pool in GB

What to Do Next

  • After creating a network Storage Pool, you can associate it with a Plan. For information on plans, see Plans.

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