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Grouping of SEP sesam Components

The following is an example of an embedded SEP sesam command within a network using various storage devices.

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Most of the objects described above can be arranged hierarchically and organized into groups.


A Location is used to describe one or more clients/servers that may be backed up to the sesam server. Each client must be assigned to a specific location for clarity. This is especially true when sesam is used within a WAN-application. Locations can be hierarchically organized, i.e. multiple sub-locations can be summarized under one Location.

Drive Groups

Often several drives are used on one Sesam Server System. If the drives are of one type, it is preferable to bind them into a Drive Group and to direct the backup to the group. In this way a backup is performed automatically on a currently free drive. In the event of a drive failure, each backup is automatically executed only on the available or operable drives. This is particularly true in cases of large autoloaders with multiple drives.

Task group

Pooled tasks within a task group can be activated with a single, scheduled event. Backup tasks can be streamed simultaneously using SEP sesam multi-streaming technology.

Media Pools

To administer media relating to the different types of backup data, backup sources (e.g. file backup, DB backup) or drive types, media must be inserted into media pools. Sesam requires the configuration of media pools.