Adding Additional Backup Locations to Disk Storage

You can add additional backup locations to a disk storage. To determine whether more storage is needed, you can view the total storage capacity and the total free space in the general information provided in the specific backup location page. These values are the sum of the capacity and the sum of the free space on all backup locations for the disk storage.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Storage > Disk > disk_storage**.

    The Disk page appears.

  2. Click the disk storage that you want to add an additional backup location.

    The disk storage page appears.

  3. In the Backup locations section, click Add.

    The Add Backup location dialog box appears.

  4. Add a MediaAgent, using one of the following options:

    • To use an existing MediaAgent, from the MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent that will write the data to the storage.

    • To install a new MediaAgent, click the plus + sign.

      The Install MediaAgent dialog box appears. Add the following information:

      1. In the Host name box, type the complete host name of the computer where you have to install the MediaAgent.

      2. In the User name box, type the credentials required to login to the computer where you want to install the MediaAgent.

      3. In the Password box, type the password required to login to the computer where you want to install the MediaAgent.

      4. Select the OS Type for the MediaAgent.

      5. Optional: To override the default installation path, in the Installation location box, type the new path.

      6. Move the Reboot if required toggle key to the right, to automatically reboot the MediaAgent computer after installing the MediaAgent software.

      7. Click Install.

      Once the MediaAgent software is installed, it will be visible in the MediaAgent list.

  5. Set the disk access Type, using one of the following options:

    • To use a local disk, click Local.

    • To use a network drive, click Network and then enter the User name and Password needed to access the backup location.

      To use a pre-defined credential, move the Use saved credentials toggle key to the right, and then select the pre-defined credential from the Name list.

      To add a new credential, click the + sign to create new credentials to access a network drive as described in Creating a Credential to Access a Network Drive.


      Do not use administrative shares as a disk access path. For more information on administrative shares, see Removing Administrative Shares from Windows Servers.

  6. In the Backup location box, type the full path name, or browse and select the path to the storage location.

  7. Click Save.

The new location will be listed in the Backup locations section.