Shared Devices Between Managed Media Servers
Hi Symantec Community,
I'm new to Symantec and was wondering if someone out there could help me out. I started a new position and am trying to understand how the previous backup administrator architected the environment. More specifically, I am trying to figure out the logic on how a media server is selected to write to a device when the device is shared between two media servers.
Here's the scenario. We are backing up data from servers and writing them to a dedupe appliance at the local site, however it is using a remote media server to write the data to the dedupe appliance. So, it is passing the data over the WAN twice before it lands on the dedupe appliance. From what I can tell the local media server and the remote media server both can see the dedupe appliance (destination).
I am trying to understand why it is not using the local media server if it can also see the dedupe appliance.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.