How to choose the location for CASO device and media data

Article:HOWTO23025  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-12-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23025
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How to choose the location for CASO device and media data

During the installation of the Managed Media Server feature, you are prompted to keep the managed media server's device and media data either on the central administration server or in a database on the managed media server.

The following table compares how CASO tasks are performed depending on the location of the managed media server's device and media data:

Table: Comparison of CASO tasks

Task

Device and media data on the central administration server

Device and media data on the managed media server

Delegate jobs from the central administration server to the managed media server

See About job delegation in CASO.

Yes

No

Instead, you can create jobs on the central administration server, and then copy them to the managed media server.

See About copying jobs instead of delegating jobs in CASO.

Manage storage devices and media on the managed media server from the central administration server

Yes

No

Hold, delete, run, cancel, and change the priority of copied jobs from the central administration server if the option to monitor jobs is enabled on the managed media server

Yes

Yes

Monitor jobs that are created on the local managed media server if the option to monitor jobs is enabled on the managed media server

Yes

Yes

Send job status updates, job logs, and job histories to the central administration server if the option to monitor jobs is enabled on the managed media server

Yes

Yes

Centralize, distribute, or replicate the catalog

See Changing the CASO catalog location.

Yes

No

Only a distributed catalog location can be selected.

Run centralized restore

See How centralized restore works in CASO.

Yes

No

You can browse the backup sets and run restore operations for the managed media server from the central administration server.

Note:

In a CASO environment, you can add an NDMP Server only to a central administration server or a managed media server on which the device and media database is located.

See About upgrading an existing CASO installation

See How CASO works

See Running the Backup Exec Utility for CASO operations



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