Seeding before Dedupe Backup across WAN
We are proposing 3 x 3600’s for a customer to be placed at different sites with CAS at H/O.
There was a question about a single client that needs to be backed up in a remote site (let's call it Site4).
The idea is to back it up across the WAN to Site1, but we need to understand how to seed the first backup.
I have found a couple of forum posts as well as TN’s, but still unable to figure out a short ‘howto’ feedback to the customer:
I like Colin Weaver’s reply here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/pre-stage-data-slow-wan-deduplication#comment-3953971 but fail to understand the HOWTO part.
Advice gathered so far can be summarized as follows:
1. Back up your data to disk or to tape.
2. Transport the tape or disk to the destination system.
3. Inventory and catalog the data.
4. Create a duplicate backup job from the disk or the tape to the deduplication storage folder.
Seems this will only work if there is a media server at the remote site, right?
The remote site is way too small to warrant a seperate media server license.
How do we perform this first backup to tape or disk when there is no media server at the remote site?