However, this is not necessarily the preferred backup method since data potentially has to travel twice across the network (NAS to backup client and backup client to backup server).
If you are using NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) based backups, which are available with the latest release of the Guardian OS, it is now possible to take NDMP "hot backups", where data is backed up while remaining accessible to the users. In fact, the WorkGroup Edition of BakBone's NetVault software is integrated into the GuardianOS v3 used by Snap Server, which enables online backups. More details are available on that option at: http://www.snapappliance.com/page.cfm?name=bakbonemain&nav=NAS
Dig Deeper on NAS devices
Related Q&A from Pierre Dorion
With some limitations, Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2 can be used to help conduct a business impact assessment. Continue Reading
Find out what business impact assessment errors you can most easily identify in this Expert Response from Pierre Dorion. Continue Reading
Pierre Dorion highlights some of the business impact analysis tools available to help companies in this Expert Response. Continue Reading