Configuring VTL Partitions for the Cloud Appliance
Q-Cloud Protect is designed to be used as a replication target for on-site DXi appliances, on-site DXi appliances using OpenStorage (OST) optimized duplication, or Veritas NetBackup or BackupExec OST servers with DXi Accent enabled.
Q-Cloud Protect does not support use-cases for directly accessing data stored in NAS shares or VTL partitions from the cloud appliance. To access data stored in a share or partition from the cloud appliance, you must failback and recover the data at the source.
The VTL wizard provides guided assistance for configuring the Q-Cloud Protect appliance to present its storage as one or more Virtual Tape Library (VTL) partitions for use with a backup application. Although you cannot access data directly on a VTL partition from the cloud appliance, it is important to configure the cloud appliance to present its storage as a VTL partition to then replicate data to it from source VTL partitions.
Note: You cannot use the VTL wizard to edit or add media to existing partitions, or to edit existing host access groups. For more information about working with VTL partitions, see Configure VTL.
- Display the Add Partition page.
Enter information about the partition to add:
Enter the name of the VTL partition.
Select the library model emulated by the partition. The library model determines the inquiry string returned to the host by the cloud appliance.The following library models are available:
- Quantum DXi7500
- ADIC Scalar 100, ADIC Scalar i2000, or ADIC Scalar i500
- ADIC Pathlight VX
- Quantum Scalar i40/i80 or Quantum Scalar i6000
- Quantum DXi6700, Quantum DXi6900, Quantum DXi6800, Quantum DXi4700, Quantum DXi4601, QuantumDXi4500, Quantum DXi7500 or Quantum DXi8500
- Quantum DX3000 or Quantum DX5000
- Quantum PX500 or Quantum PX720
- ATL M2500, ATL P1000, or ATL P7000
The cloud appliance appears as the selected library to the host and source system.
Number of Storage Slots
Accept the default number of storage slots (based on model), or enter the number of storage slots in the partition (up to 9,000).
One I/E slot is created for each storage slot up to a maximum of 240 I/E slots.
Virtual Tape Drive Model
Select the tape drive model emulated by the virtual drives in the partition. All virtual tape drives in a partition must be the same model.The following tape drive models are available:
- Quantum DLT-S4, SDLT600, SDLT320, or DLT7000
- Certance LTO-2 and LTO-3
- IBM LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, or LTO-5
- HP LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, or LTO-5
Number of Virtual Tape Drives
Accept the default number of tape drives (based on model), or enter the number of virtual tape drives in the partition.
If all tape drives are currently assigned to other partitions, you must remove one or more tape drives from an existing partition to make them available for use in a new partition.
The check box is preselected to enable deduplication. You cannot change this selection.
All data replicated to the cloud appliance must be deduplicated.
Enable Auto Export
The check box is preselected to enable auto export. You cannot change this selection.
- Click Add.
- Repeat Steps 2-3 to add additional partitions.
- Click Next to display the Confirm page.
- Display the Confirm VTL Settings page.
- Review the settings you selected to make sure they are correct
- Do any of the following:
- If necessary, click Previous to add another partition.
- To make changes to a newly added VTL partition:
- Select the item and click Delete to delete it.
- Click Previous to return to the appropriate step.
- Add the new partition.
- After you have confirmed all settings, click Finish. The wizard configures the cloud appliance with the settings you selected.