Configuring Disk Storage


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You can configure a disk storage and define the backup locations that are accessed by multiple cross-platform MediaAgents for writing the data. The disk storage can be deduplicated or non-deduplicated.


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

    The Disk page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add.

    The Add disk dialog box appears.

  3. Enter the details for the disk storage:

    1. In the Name box, type a name for the disk storage.

    2. From the MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent to use for writing data to the disk storage.

      Note: Version 10 MediaAgents are not supported.

  4. Specify the disk access path:

    • To use a local disk, complete the following steps:

      1. Click Local.

      2. In the Backup location box, enter the full path to the storage location.

    • To use a network drive, complete the following steps:

      1. Click Network.

      2. Under the Credential section, specify the credentials to access the network drive.

      3. In the Backup location box, type the full path address of the storage location.

  5. Choose the data management option:

    • To enable deduplication on the storage, complete the following steps:

      1. Slide the Use deduplication toggle key to the right.

      2. In the Deduplication DB location box, browse and select the path of the deduplication database (DDB).

      3. Click Save.

        For more information about configuring additional DDB partitions, see Configuring Additional Partitions for a Deduplication Database.

    • If you do not want to use the deduplication data management feature, click Save.