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N5220 appliance - OST

Created: 29 Oct 2012 • Updated: 25 Feb 2013 | 5 comments
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Guys,

What is the benefit of installing OST on NetBackup 52xx appliance?

Thanks

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Nicolai's picture

Can you elaborate ?

OST is a plugin to Netbackup, there are plugins from various vendors like EMC,Sepaton and Quantum that  let Netbackup utilize control the vendors hardware to Netbackup full knowledge (like replicating). 

If's a traditional Netbackup installation or  a appliance box does not make much of a difference. You can still enjoy the full power of OST is needed. 

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Itegral's picture

thanks for your response.

So with NetBackup appliance (with one/two storage shelves attached) we still can add 3rd party Open Storage devices i.e. DataDomain etc.??

Nicolai's picture

Yes for the 5200 series - not for the 5000 series (PDDO appliances).

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Itegral's picture

Thanks - last but not least;

If I have two NetBackup 5000 appliances in 2 different DCs replicating to each other using NBU SLP; can I change the replication target on the media servers to a 3rd party appliance (i.e. Dell DR4000 deduplication)?

Marianne's picture

I realize that this discussion is quite old...

I don't believe that MSDP or PDDO images can be replicated/duplicated to 3rd Party Appliances.

The only supported config that I can find is MSDP to PDDO.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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