This guide describes how to configure and use an intelligent disk appliance in

This guide describes how to configure and use an

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This guide describes how to configure and use an intelligent disk appliance in NetBackup for backups. The disk appliance must conform to the Veritas OpenStorage API. See “About the NetBackup OpenStorage option” on page 7. Information about how to configure and use NetBackup with snapshots on disk appliance storage is available in a different guide. See the NetBackup Replication Director Solutions Guide : About the NetBackup OpenStorage option OpenStorage is a Veritas API that allows NetBackup to communicate with the storage implementations that conform to the API. Storage vendors participate in the Veritas Technology Partners Program. Veritas qualifies their storage solutions for the OpenStorage API. 1 Chapter
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Depending on the storage implementation, OpenStorage may provide the following capabilities: Share disks. Multiple heterogeneous media servers can access the same disk volume concurrently. Balance load and performance. NetBackup balances backup jobs and storage usage among the media servers and disk pools. For each backup job, NetBackup chooses the least full disk volume and least busy media server. Use of disk appliance capabilities, which may include optimized off-host duplication and deduplicated storage capabilities. Fast storage provisioning. Almost unlimited storage. Alternative to off-site vaulting. Simplified disaster recovery. Access your data from anywhere over the Internet. Figure 1-1 shows an OpenStorage configuration that uses a disk appliance. Figure 1-1 OpenStorage appliance configuration Load-balanced NetBackup media servers a data movers. They have the vendor plug-in installed. The disk appliance is the storage server. Any connectivity (directly attached, SAN, LAN) Network About control of the storage The vendor's storage implementation controls the storage format and where the images reside on the storage. The vendor controls the data transfer method. Consequently, performance and storage utilization are highly optimized. NetBackup has no knowledge of how the backup images are stored. Also, Veritas does not control which capabilities the vendor exposes through the OpenStorage API. Similarly, Veritas and NetBackup have no control over the communication between the vendor plug-in and the storage server. The vendor determines the API or protocol to use between the plug-in and the storage server. 8 Introducing disk appliance storage solutions About control of the storage
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NetBackup determines when backup images are created, copied, or deleted. Images cannot be moved, expired, or deleted on the storage unless NetBackup instructs the appliance to do so through the API. About replication to OpenStorage devices NetBackup offers two types of replication to OpenStorage devices, as follows: Replication of backups to another NetBackup domain is known as Auto Image Replicaton.
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