Global Setting for "Prefer to use client-side deduplication"
I'd like to see a way to set "Prefer Client-Side Deduplication" for all clients in NetBackup domain. The default is to disable client-side deduplication so client-side has to be enabled for each client indivdually either via Admin Console "Host Properties > Master Server > Client Attributes” or "bpclient -client <client> -add | -update -client_direct 1" command.
This is time-consuming in the GUI or CLI and not trivial to script as it may need -add or -update option. It also requires root access on NetBackup Appliances which is deprecated.