Date: August, 2006
NV Version: 7.4
OS Version: GuardianOS 4.2
Application version: n/a
Plugin version: n/a
How to create one or more Virtual Libraries on a Snap Server (GuardianOS).
The procedure below covers how to build three Virtual Libraries on a Snap Server running NetVault Server. The procedure can be used to build one, or any number, of Virtual Libraries.
The Snap Server is configured with a single volume to contain the Virtual Libraries; the volume is called VOL1. Three shares are configured to provide access to each of the Virtual Libraries; the shares are called VTL1. (Please refer to Snap Server Administrator Guide for further details on building Volumes and Shares).
The actual path to the shares, in this case, is -
However, the libraries should only be accessed through a mount-point which Guardian OS created when the shares were made -
It is highly recommended that the shares be created with the "Hide this share" option on the 'Advanced' screen selected. Hiding the shares prevents any would be network users modifying/deleting files in the share which may cause the library to stop working. These libraries (shares) will only be accessible by the local operating system, or any application running on it.
Additionally, it is recommended that specific, individual volumes are created for the exclusive use of the Virtual Libraries. Custom built volumes for the libraries will remove the danger of general user data filling a volume, and stopping the libraries from working.
Create the Virtual Libraries with NetVault's Device Manager on the Snap filer with the following options -
Library location = hd/vol_mnt0/shares/VTL1
Library name = Library1
Barcode Prefix = (as required)
Number of drives = (as required)
Number of slots = (as required)
Media capacity (as required)
** Specify the absolute path (eg.hd/vol_mnt0/share/share-name) as the "Library Location"
** Do not specify the "Library Location" as '/share'; doing so will create the library in the Snap Server's root directory.