Vault Details

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All the active Vaults within the Information Repository are displayed under Entire Network in the left pane of the Vault Admin window.

Click the expand indicator (plus sign) in front of a Vault to view the sub-items associated with the Vault and to activate toolbar buttons. Certain icons in the toolbar are only active when a Vault, Media, or Drive is selected.

The following are details to view:

- Information

- Current Clients

- Volumes (displayed only in advanced mode, from the Vault Admin main menu click View > Enable Advanced)

- Media (depending on media type, displayed information varies)

- Drives (depending on media type, displayed information varies)

Information

From the Vault Admin left pane, selecting Information displays the overall details of the Vault in the Vault Admin right pane.

Information details in a Vault

The following are the items listed:

Address: The network address of the Vault selected and the Vault's port number.

Current Time: The Vault's internal clock time. This is mapped to the Vault's host computer.

Free Space: The amount of free space available in the Vault.

Garbage Space: The amount of purge space in the Vault (typically zero on hard disk based Vaults).

Media Type: Additional information about the storage device technology used by the Vault. (Hard disk based Vaults always have a Media Type of Hdisk while data tape based Vaults list the type of technology used, such as DLT or LTO.)

Name: The name of the Vault selected.

Secured: Security of Vault; secured or unsecured.

Serial Number: A number created at the time of manufacture mapping to a license.

Software Version: The version of software used by the Vault.

Start Time: The date and time of the Vault's last startup cycle.

Status: The status of the Vault regarding errors or media requests.

Total Drives: The total number of storage media drives within the Vault's storage device.

Hard disk Vaults are mapped differently than other Vault storage devices. Vault's mapped at a physical drive may be one-to-one or virtualized making the ratio higher or lower.

Total Errors: A cumulative list of errors since the Vault has been online. This number is reset whenever the Vault is restarted.

Total Media: The amount of media, online and offline, being tracked and managed by the Vault.

Total Media Offline: Includes formatted media outside of the Vault's storage that is tracked by the Information Repository.

Total Media Online: Includes formatted media within the Vault's storage that is tracked by the Information Repository.

Total Robotic Arms: The number of robotic devices within the Vault's storage used to move media from storage slots to drives and back again. Hard disk based Vaults usually have as many robotic arms as drives. Other storage devices, like data tape based devices, usually have only one robotic arm.

Total RPC Calls In: The number of remote procedural calls that have been made to the Vault since its latest startup cycle.

Total RPC Calls Out: The number of remote procedural calls made by the Vault since its latest startup cycle.

Total RPC Packets In: The number of network packets that have been received by the Vault since its latest startup cycle.

Total RPC Packets Out: The number of network packets that have been sent by the Vault since its latest startup cycle.

Total Storage Slots: Storage slots are areas where media is stored in the Vault's storage when it is not in a media drive. With  data tape and other physical media-based storage devices, the total storage slots number is fixed by the storage device. In hard disk Vaults the number is usually mapped to the number of virtual media units set up in the Vault.

Total Volumes: The number of volumes on media being tracked and managed by the Vault. It includes all online and offline media tracked.

Total Volumes Offline: Includes volumes on formatted media outside the Vault's storage tracked by the Information Repository.

Total Volumes Online: Includes volumes on formatted media within the Vault's storage tracked by the Information Repository.

Type: The storage device technology the Vault uses.

Current Clients

From the Vault Admin left pane, selecting Current Clients displays details in the Vault Admin right pane about computers on which the Information Repository is currently working. A good way to watch for activity is to monitor Network Activity.

Click Current Clients, and if there is any current working activity, the computers are listed in the Vault Admin right pane. You can opt to change the format of computer details listed from the Options menu > Address Format.

Media

From the Vault Admin left pane, selecting Media displays a list of the media for the selected Vault. Then, select a specific piece of media from the left pane, and the details of that unit of media display in the Vault Admin right pane.

Media details in a Vault

Access Control #1: The first of sixteen controls that can be assigned to the selected media. Each object in a system, like files or directories, has a security attribute identifying it to the access control list (ACL) telling the operating system of access rights each user has to an object.

Barcode/ID (data tape media only): The barcode number or label assigned to the media selected. (If the storage device has a barcode reader, the data is assigned by the physical barcode label on the media, and any other information is ignored by the Information Repository.)

Block Size: The block size used by the media unit selected.

Content Search: Indicates if content search is enabled.

Current Location (data tape media only): The current location of the media.

Date/Time Formatted: The most recent time the media unit was formatted for use.

Date/Time Last Accessed: The last time the media unit was accessed for use by the Information Repository.

Date/Time Last Written: The last time data was written to the selected media.

Description: The description from the Prepare Media dialog box.

Digital Fingerprinting: Indicates if digital fingerprinting is enabled.

File De-duplication: Indicates if de-duplication is enabled.

Free Space: The available amount of space on the media for use.

Garbage Space: The amount of used media space that is eligible to be purged from the Information Repository.

Home Location (data tape media only): The assigned media slot in a drive.

Media Name: The name of the media selected. The name is part of the media label.

Owner: Displays the user logged into the Information Repository during media format.

Pathname (hard disk and shadow hard disk media only): The directory path of where the media's space actually resides.

Random Access: Indicates if random access of the media is permitted.

Size: The capacity of the media unit selected.

Speed: A performance rating where different types of media are rated by access and read/write performance. Hard disk is considered the highest performance media and DDS-2 data tape is a lower performing media.

Status: The overall health and usability of the media.

Storage Pool: The name of the storage pool, if the media belongs to one.

Total Errors: The number of errors the selected media has generated.

Total Volume: (advanced mode only): The number of volume the media holds.

Total Loads (data tape media only): The number of times the selected media has been loaded into a drive.

Type: The storage device used by the media (hard disk, data tape, etc.)

Volume # (advanced mode only): Lists each volume associated with the media.

Volumes

From the Vault Admin left pane, selecting Volumes displays volume information on the media if the media has more than one volume associated with it for the selected Vault. A data tape might store data on both sides of the tape, presenting two volumes of media storage. Select a specific volume from the left pane, and the details about that volume display in the Vault Admin right pane.

Only displays if in advanced mode. From the Vault Admin main menu click View > Enable Advanced.

Drives

From the Vault Admin left pane, selecting Drives displays a list of drives in the Vault. Then, select a specific drive from the left pane, and the details about that drive display in the Vault Admin right pane.

Drive details in a Vault

Access Control #1: The first of sixteen controls that can be assigned to the selected media.

Block Size: The block size employed by the media when it is accepting data.

Current I/O Rate: The rate at which data is being written to media.

Last Cleaning (data tape media only): The last time the media has been physically cleaned.

Location: The slot number in the drive that the media occupies.

Manufacturer: The name of the company that manufactured the drive.

Media in Drive: The media's assigned name.

Total Errors: The number of errors a unit of media unit has generated.

Total Loads (data tape media only): The total number of times a unit of media has been physically loaded into the drive.

Type: The type of drive.