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offhost backup

A feature of the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option that enables the backup operation to be processed on a Backup Exec media server instead of on the remote computer, or host computer. Moving the backup from the remote computer to a media server enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer as well.

The off-loading of backup processing to a separate backup agent running on another host. NetBackup Advanced Client provides the following offhost backup options: alternate client backup, NetBackup Media Server, Third-Party Copy Device, and Network Attached Storage.