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Glossary - To make sense of the alphabet soup

Created: 14 Feb 2011 • Updated: 23 May 2012 | 11 comments
pkh's picture

 Below is a glossary of acronyms and terms used in this forum

AD Active Directory  
ADAMM Advanced Device And Media Management  
ADRA Active Directory Recovery Agent  
AES Advanced Encryption Standard  
AFE Automatic File Exclusion  
AMHV Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V  
AOF Advanced Opened File BE 2012 and above
AOFO Advanced Opened File Option Up to BE 2010
AP Append Period  
AVVI Agent for VMWare Virtual Infrastructure  
B2D Backup-to-Disk  
B2D2T Backup-to-Disk and then to tape  
B2V Backup-to-Virtual BE 2012 and above
BE Backup Exec  
BEMCMD Backup Exec Commandline Applet Up to BE 2010
BEMCLI Backup Exec Management Command Line Interface BE 2012 and above
BESA Backup Exec Service Account  
BESR Backup Exec System Recovery  
CAS Client Access Server (used in relation with Exchange)  
CAS Central Admin Server  
CASO Central Admin Server Option  
CCR Cluster Continuous Replication (for Exchange)  
CDO Collaboration Data Ojects  
CIFS Common Internet File System  
CPS Continuous Protection Server Up to BE 2010
CSV Cluster Shared Volume  
DAG Database Availability Group  
DAOS Domino Attachment and Object Storage  
DC Domain Controller  
DDI  Device Driver Installer   
dedup deduplication  
DFS Distributed File System  
DLO Desktop & Laptop Option  
DLM Data Life-cycle Management BE 2012 and above
DR Disaster Recovery  
DSF DeDuplication Storage Folder  
ELS Enterprise Licensing System BE 2012 and above
EMT Exchange Management Tool  
EV Enterprise Vault  
FC Fibre Channel  
GA General Availability  
GAL Global Address List  
GRT Granular Recovery Technology  
HCL Hardware Compatibility List  
IDR Intelligent Disaster Recovery Up to BE 2010
IPL In-Product Licensing BE 2012 and above
LCR Local Continuous Replication (for Exchange)  
LEO Library Expansion Option  
LU LiveUpdate  
LUN logical unit number  
MAPI Messaging API  
MBES Managed Backup Exec Server BE 2012 and above
media server machine where BE is loaded  
MITM man-in-the-middle (attack)  
MMS Managed Media Server Up to BE 2010
MOSS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server   
NAS Network-attached Storage  
NBU NetBackup  
NDMP Network Data Management Protocol  
NFR Not For Resale  
NSF or .nsf Lotus Domino mail database file  
OP original post - first post in the discussion  
OPL Overwrite Protection Level  
OPP Overwrite Protection Period  
OST Open Storage Technology  
P2V Physical-to-Virtual  
RALUS Remote Agent for Linux and Unix System  
RAMS Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems  
RAWS Remote Agent for Windows System  
RDM Raw Disk Mapping  
remote server machine that is backed up by BE  
RHEL Red Hat Enterprise Linux  
RMALS Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers  
RPO Recovery Point Objective  
RSG Recovery Storage Group  
RTO Recovery Time Objective  
SAN Storage Area Network  
SBE Small Businness Edition  
SBS Small Businness Server  
SCL Software Compatibility List  
SDR Simplified Disaster Recovery BE 2012 and above
SEP Symantec Endpoint Protectioni  
SLF Symantec License File BE 2012 and above
SP service pack  
SSO Shared Storage Option  
SSP Simplified System Protection BE 2012 and above
SSR Symantec System Recovery  
UNC Universal Naming Convention  
VCB VMware Consolidated Backup  
VM Virtual Machine  
VTL Virtual Tape Library  
VSP VERITAS Volume Snapshot Provider  
VSS Volume Snapshot Service or Volume Shadow Copy Service  
WORM Write Once, Read Many  
WSS Windows SharePoint Services   

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pkh's picture

The above is a glossary of acronyms/terms used in this forum  This would be useful for users who are new to this forum.  It is by no means comprehesive.  If you have something which you feel should be included in the glossary, please post it below.

Kiran Bandi's picture

Thanks Pkh..

Here are some more..

GRT : Granular Recovery Technology

ADAMM: Advanced Device And Media Management

AES: Advanced Encryption Standard

LEO: Library Expansion Option

NFR: Not For Resale license key

DDI: Device Driver Installer

Colin Weaver's picture

CAS might need a warning or a second entry as it is also used against an Exchange environment as a "Client Access Server" so depends a little on context of the thread.

Oh and

DSF = DeDuplication Storage Folder

Not sure how widely used this is yet though ;)

BTW a glossary is a good idea.

AmolB's picture

VTL - Virtual Tape Library.

RADA - Remote agent with Direct Access.

BKUPINST - Backup Exec Installation log

LU - Live Update

pkh's picture

What is the direct access used for?

AmolB's picture

Its Remote agent for dedup (this term is used in BE2010 only, not in R2)

API's picture

Thanks PKH, Kiran & Others for your valuable info. 

Kenny-Knows-Stuff's picture

Good read!!


RADA : Remote agent for direct access is a term relivent to the dedupliation option, remote servers with remote agent of BE 2010 installed now has the capability to do deduplication aka client side deduplication if enabled it can dump the data directly to the :

> Deduplication storage on the media server or

> Open storage device eg Datadomain where the deduplication happens on the hardware device bypassing the media server

Condition : The job with client side deduplication only 1 server can be backed up, and it has to be added in the devices on the media server by running the configure device assistant 

CraigV's picture


Just a glossary...if anybody needs to know what it means I guess they can go check up in the Admin Guide.

This was done so that people could come here and check what the acronyms being used in the BE forum meant...


Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

Ken Putnam's picture

but general board shorthand

AFAIK  As Far As I Know

FWIW  For What It's Worth

IIRC      If I Recall Correctly

JMHO  Just My Humble Opinion

JMO     Just My Opinion

YMMV  Your Milage May Vary

SWAG  Silly Wild Assed Guess

ROM     Rough Order of Magnitude

If this response answers your concern, please mark it as a "solution"

loy_barnes's picture

Any body know what updates Symantec is looking to improve in NS 7.1 for Macintosh?