About cloud storage devices
|Article:HOWTO74373|||||Created: 2012-03-02|||||Updated: 2013-03-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74373|
You can send your backup data to a cloud storage device. To use a cloud storage device, you must have an account with a public cloud storage device vendor. You must also download the associated OST plug-in for this device and install it on the Backup Exec server. Backup Exec OST Cloud Storage plug-ins enable Symantec data protection applications to access Cloud Storage Solutions. Either the storage vendor or Symantec provides a software plug-in, which you install on each Backup Exec server that is connected to the cloud solution.
Currently, Nirvanix is the only plug-in that is available. The Nirvanix plug-in is provided by Symantec.
You can find more information about the plug-in in the Hardware Compatibility List. Click the following URL, and then click the appropriate version of Backup Exec. After you open the Hardware Compatibility List, go to the Cloud Storage section.
You can add a cloud storage device from the Configure Storage wizard. After you add cloud storage, a cloud storage device appears on the Storage tab. A cloud storage device cannot belong to any storage pools. This limitation prevents a deduplication job from being sent to a non-deduplication device in a storage pool if the cloud storage device is busy.
If you use Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option, a cloud storage device can be shared between multiple Backup Exec servers. Sharing can be enabled when you add a cloud storage device. You can select new Backup Exec servers to share a cloud storage device. You can remove the sharing ability for Backup Exec servers at any time.
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