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Offhost Backup....

Created: 01 May 2009 • Updated: 10 Jul 2013 | 2 comments
Shyam Prasad's picture
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Can anyone let me know what is Off-host backup?


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DavidParker's picture

An "off-host backup" is when you use an intermediary system to send the backup data to NetBackup.

For example:  VMware backups via VCB are "off-host" because the VM files are copied from the VM host onto a 3rd party (the VCB proxy) and then sent to NetBackup from there.

Other examples of off-host backups might include things like: mounting a filesystem from a busy system onto a 3rd party and backing up from there.  Or creating a FlashBackup with a SAN and then backing up that copy.

Hope that helps.

Shyam Prasad's picture

Thanks for your reply David... :)

Sorry for giving late reply... ;)