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User Guide (API Version 2013-06-30)

Testing Your Setup by Using Arcserve Backup r17.0

You can back up your data to virtual tapes, archive the tapes and manage your virtual tape library (VTL) devices by using Arcserve Backup r17.0. In this topic, you can find basic documentation to configure Arcserve Backup with a tape gateway and perform a backup. This documentation includes how to configure storage devices, write data to a tape, archive a tape and restore the data. For detailed information about to use Arcserve backup r17.0, go to the Arcserve Backup r17 documentation in the Arcserve Administration Guide.

The following screenshot shows the Arcserve menus.

Configuring Arcserve to Work with VTL Devices

After you have connected your virtual tape library (VTL) devices to your client, you scan for your devices.

To scan for VTL devices

  1. In the Arcserve manager, choose Utilities menu.

  2. Choose Media Assure and Scan

Loading Tapes into a Media Pool

When the Arcserve software connects to your gateway and your tapes become available, Arcserve automatically loads your tapes. If your gateway is not found in the Arcserve software, try restarting the tape engine in Arcserve.

To restart the tape engine

  1. Choose Quick Start, choose Administration, and then choose Device.

  2. On the left navigation menu, right-click your gateway and choose an import/export slot.

  3. Choose Quick Import and assign your tape to an empty slot.

  4. Right-click on your gateway and choose Inventory/Offline Slots.

  5. Select the Quick Inventory to retrieve media information from the database.

If you add new tapes, you need to scan your gateway for the new tape to have it appear in the Arcserve. If the new tapes do not appear, you must import the tapes.

To import tapes

  1. Choose the Quick Start menu, choose Back up, and then choose Destination tap.

  2. Choose your gateway, right-click on one tape, and then choose Import/Export Slot

  3. Right-click each new tape and choose Inventory.

  4. Right-click each new tape and choose Format.

Your tape's barcode now appears in your Storage Gateway Console and it's ready to use.

Backing Up Data to a Tape

When your tapes have been loaded into a Arcserve, you can back up data. The back up proceeds is the same as backing up physical tapes.

To backup data to a tape

  1. From the Quick Start menu, open the restore a backup session.

  2. Choose the Source tab, and then choose the file system or database system that you want to backup.

  3. Choose the Schedule tab and choose the repeat method you want to use.

  4. Choose the Destination tab and then choose the tape you want to use. If the data you are backing up is larger than the tape can hold, Arcserve prompts you to mount a new media.

    Choose Submit to back up your data.

Archiving a Tape

When you archive a tape, tape gateway moves the tape from the tape library to the offline storage. Before you eject and archive a tape, you might want to check the content on it.

To archive a tape

  1. From the Quick Start menu, open the restore a backup session.

  2. Choose the Source tab, and then choose the file system or database system you want to backup.

  3. Choose the Schedule tab and choose the repeat method you want to use.

  4. Select your gateway, right-click on one tape, and then choose Import/Export Slot.

  5. Assign a mail slot to load the tape. The status in the Storage Gateway console changes to Archive. This might take some time.

Restoring Data from a Tape

Restoring your archived data is a two-step process.

To restore data from an archived tape

  1. Retrieve the archived tape to a tape gateway. For instructions, see Retrieving Archived Tapes .

  2. Use ArcServer to restore the data. This process is the same as restoring data from physical tapes. For instructions, see the Arcserve Backup r17 documentation

To restore data from a tape, use the following procedure.

To restore data from a tape

  1. From the Quick Start menu, open the restore a restore session.

  2. Choose the Source tab, and then choose the file system or database system you want to restore.

  3. Choose the Destination tab, accept the default settings.

  4. Choose the Schedule tab, choose the repeat method that you want to use, and then choose Submit.

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