Veritas NetBackup™ 53xx Appliance Initial Configuration Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (4.1)
Platform: NetBackup Appliance OS

Configuration overview for NetBackup appliance MSDP cloud applications

Starting with release, you can configure NetBackup 52xx and 53xx series appliances for MSDP cloud applications, including high availability (HA) setups.

MSDP cloud is a cloud solution with deduplication technology. Data is stored directly to cloud targets with deduplication. One MSDP storage server can support both local storage and multiple cloud storage targets. After you have configured the appliance MSDP storage server (during the initial configuration), you can add a cloud storage target to that storage server. Then, the appliance MSDP storage server can store data to the cloud target.

The following describes a summary of the required steps to configure an appliance for MSDP cloud applications:

  • Step 1: Perform the initial configuration on the appliance using the NetBackup Appliance Web Console (web console) or NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu (shell menu).

    If you use the web console for the initial configuration, you must log in to the shell menu after completing the initial configuration and change the default password for the nbasecadmin user. Do this before you continue to step 2.

    For details, see the NetBackup 52xx Appliance Initial Configuration Guide or the NetBackup 53xx Appliance Initial Configuration Guide.

  • Step 2: Log in to the NetBackup web UI as the nbasecadmin user and configure the MSDP cloud storage as follows:

    • Create a disk pool.

    • Create a storage unit.

      For details, see the NetBackup Web UI Administrator's Guide.


Once the appliance initial configuration has been completed, you can configure MSDP cloud storage anytime later.