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setting up master/slave function

Thorsten_1
Occasional Contributor

setting up master/slave function

Thanks for that information so far!
We just installed Backup Exec with the Library Expansion Option on the server which isn't connected to the library directly. From Backup Exec we can just the the one direcly attached drive but no library.
There is no documentation related to that issue from Veritas Backup Exec.(just for one server with Library und multiple tapes)
Could you please tell me where to find information to setup that master/slave function between both Backup Exec Servers?
There doesn't seem to be any communication between them so far.

Thanks a lot!

Thorsten
never change a running system
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Thorsten_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: setting up master/slave function

Sorry,i created a new message,should have been a reply! here are the old posts:

Thorsten:

Hi,
we plan to configure a MSL 5026 library with 2 drives (sdlt) and 2 hosts (each drive is directly connected to one host)
The MSL Library Device can be seen from the first host only and works good with Backup Exec 8.6. and Tape Library Option.
Now we want to configure the 2nd host also with Backup Exec in use with the same library.
Does anyone have experiences in that issue?
Are there any conflicts? how to manage and control the library from the 2nd host without having a direct connection to it since this one is used by the first host.

Thanks,Thorsten

Vincent Fleming:

January 07, 2003 15:38 PM GMT
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How this works is that the host with the library robotics moves tapes for the second host - it coordinates access.

Look in your Backup Exec documentation for how to configure this - it's a common configuration, particularly when using a SAN.

The host with the robotics is usually called a "master". The master will tell the slave system when it can start a backup.

If you can't find it in the documentation, post again.

Good luck,

Vince
never change a running system
Thorsten_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: setting up master/slave function

Thanks for that information so far!
We just installed Backup Exec with the Library Expansion Option on the server which isn't connected to the library directly. From Backup Exec we can just the the one direcly attached drive but no library.
There is no documentation related to that issue from Veritas Backup Exec.(just for one server with Library und multiple tapes)
Could you please tell me where to find information to setup that master/slave function between both Backup Exec Servers?
There doesn't seem to be any communication between them so far.

Thanks a lot!

Thorsten
never change a running system