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Playing with Netbackup II

Some important Netbackup terminology that you should know but are buried deep in the PDF docs. You need to settle on the method of backup before committing to buy the licenses.


Standard Client - Client license for backup via LAN.

Enterprise Client - SAN Media Server, SAN Client, Snapshot client. SAN Media Server are Media server that can only backup itself via SAN. It is also a Standard client.

Enterprise Server - Media servers that can backup itself and others via SAN. It offloads the work from the master server. It is also a Standard client. Not to be confused different editions of Netbackup, Netbackup Enterprise Server, Netbackup Server and Netbackup Starter Pack.

The Enterprise Server costs much more than Enterprise Client.

SAN Client - These clients that do not have access to tape, it can send data via SAN to a FT Media server that has.

Not commonly used.

This is the second part of a two part article on Netbackup.

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