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This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 4 June 2005 issue of Exploring new options for disk-based backup
Veritas' NetBackup 6.0 works better with disk Veritas Software Corp.'s NetBackup 6.0 addresses a number of manageability limitations with its disk storage units (DSUs), Veritas' term for disk-as-disk backup targets. NetBackup 6.0 users will now be able to configure the size of each DSU, point backups to a group of DSUs, and have those backups failover to other DSUs based on a choice of usage algorithms. Disk-staging storage units (DSSUs) will be able to perform multiple, simultaneous de-staging processes. It gets a lot more interesting, however, when a Network Appliance Inc. NearStore device is used as a NetBackup DSU. With a NetBackup 6.0 master/media server, NearStore will perform data reduction techniques on the incoming NetBackup data stream, significantly reducing the amount of actual disk it will take to store full and incremental backups, thus reducing the effective per-gigabyte cost of the total solution. The next version of NetBackup will present backups as NFS- and CIFS-mountable snapshots, allowing a user to browse through their backed up files ... Access >>>
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