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Data Sheet: Data Protection
Veritas NetBackup™ 6.5 Options
The Veritas NetBackup Platform—Next-Generation Data Protection
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Veritas NetBackup provides a comprehensive selection ofinnovative options to aid in customizing your backup andrecovery environment with tape, disk, or a combination ofboth. Environments can be customized to better utilize diskcapacity, leverage specific architectures such as storagearea networks (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS),enable better disaster recovery practices, or add a new levelof data security for tapes being taken offsite.
Innovative options unlock the power of disk
Veritas NetBackup delivers the ultimate in choice when itcomes to unlocking the power of disk-based data protection.Whether you want to share disk in a SAN, leverage dedupli-cation, or add protection for desktop or laptop systems toan overall protection plan for your environment, VeritasNetBackup can make it all happen from one managementconsole. There are three new Enterprise Disk Options tohelp unlock the potential of disk in your backup and recoveryenvironment. They are the Flexible Disk Option, OpenStorageDisk Option and the PureDisk™ Deduplication Option.
Flexible Disk Option (new)
—This option enables you touse commodity attached disk (direct-attached storage[DAS], SAN, NAS) for open, shared, high-speed backupand recovery. For additional performance, you can sharedisk in a SAN for the ultimate disk-based backup solution(utilizing the new Veritas NetBackup SAN client). Some keybenefits include:
Reduced disk cost.
All the features of backup appliancesleveraging commodity disk and servers are built intoVeritas NetBackup.
Faster backups and restores.
Avoid slow LAN backupsand restores and take advantage of high-speed backupto disk over the SAN.
Better disk utilization.
Disk is shared between multiplemedia servers, allowing for higher utilization.
OpenStorage Disk Option (new)
—Back up your data tointelligent disk appliances with a Veritas NetBackup API.Veritas NetBackup manages the backup through thesedevices and also takes advantage of the unique capabilitiesof each device, such as deduplication and replication. Avariety of Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP)partners are participating and will be bringing uniquesolutions to the market. Some key benefits include:
Fully leveraged intelligent disk appliances.
Takeadvantage of high-speed backup and recovery over aFibre Channel or IP connection, along with disk sharing,virtualization, and deduplication technologies.
Enhanced disaster recovery.
Fully leverage advancedfeatures such as backup image replication betweenmultiple data centers, eliminating the need to ship,encrypt, or store tapes.
Integrated solutions.
Natively integrate intelligent diskappliances with Veritas NetBackup to deliver a seamlesssolution with additional functionality.
PureDisk Deduplication Option (new)
—Enable datadeduplication across Veritas NetBackup clients and backuponly the unique data to commodity disk. The result is elimi-nation of redundant data and ultimately less data stored ondisk. Some key benefits include:
Increased ROI of disk.
Leverage PureDisk deduplicationdesigned to dramatically reduce space on standard disk,allowing for months of backups to be kept online.
Reduced disaster recovery cost.
Cost-efficientlyreplicate data to another data center, saving on tapeshipping and storage.
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Data Sheet: Data ProtectionVeritas NetBackup 6.5 Options
Enhanced high availability.
Using online failover forPureDisk environments with multiple servers, if the serverthat controls PureDisk experiences an outage, failovercan be executed in minutes.
Virtual Tape Option
—This option enables the use of virtualtape devices with NetBackup. With NetBackup 6.5, newenhancements deliver awareness of the duplication of backupimages, enabling the virtual tape library (VTL) to move thedata from virtual tape to physical tape or another VTLdevice under the control of Veritas NetBackup. Some keybenefits include:
Media Management.
Leverage NetBackup's powerfulmedia management capabilities just like a standardtape drive
Enhanced functionality.
Create physical tape copies ofvirtual tape backups.
Flexibility of restores.
Since Veritas NetBackup cata-logues the duplications, restores can be performed fromvirtual or physical tape as needed.
Enterprise Disk Foundation
—Some additional features areenabled when one or more of the following new EnterpriseDisk Options or Tape Based Library Option are purchased.They are summarized as follows:
Storage lifecycle policies.
These allow the definitionof protection service levels to classify different types ofbackup data based on its business value.
Media Server load balancing.
This capability deliversthe high availability and dynamic capacity optimizationof Veritas NetBackup Media Servers.
Disk capacity management.
Intelligently manage shareddisk pools for better optimization and reliability.
Table 1. Enterprise Disk Foundation—Provides extra features to helpoptimize disk or tape in your backup and recovery environments.
NAS SnapVault Option
—Allows the use of VeritasNetBackup to create, manage, and schedule disk-to-diskbackups of multiple Network Appliance (NetApp) storagesystems to less expensive secondary storage such as aNetApp® NearStore® solution. Seamless integration withNetBackup provides a single pane of glass and a familiaruser interface for backup and restore of NAS filers. Somekey benefits include:
Increased flexibility.
With this Option, you have the flexi-bility to meet demanding backup windows with greatergranularity, and more scheduling options for Snapshot™and SnapVault® transfers.
Rapid recovery.
Reduce the time and effort required forend users’ restore requests with end user browse/restorecapability.
Easier administration of snapshots.
Enhance snapshotadministration with improved naming conventionsand the elimination of cumbersome and error-pronecommand-line operations.
Enterprise Disk FoundationEnabled with any of thefollowing options
Storage Lifecycle Policies Library Based Tape DriveFlexible Disk OptionOpenStorage Disk OptionPureDisk Storage OptionVirtual Tape OptionMedia Server Load BalancingDisk Capacity ManagementFlexible Disk OptionOpenStorage Disk OptionPureDisk Storage Option
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Data Sheet: Data ProtectionVeritas NetBackup 6.5 Options
Desktop and Laptop Option
This Option providescontinuous disk-based protection and automated fileprotection for desktops and laptops, whether on- or offline.Files can be backed up continuously, on a schedule, ormanually. Some key benefits include:
Offline backup and restore.
When offline, files willbe backed up to a local folder. When a connection isrestored, data will be moved from a local file to thenetwork share.
Flexible user restore.
Users can easily find and restoretheir own data wherever and whenever they need it,saving users’ and IT administrators’ time.
Decreased total cost of ownership.
Use the existingnetwork infrastructure to protect and synchronize filesbetween multiple machines and have the flexibility toselect which files to back up, when to back them up,where data is stored, and how much bandwidth to use.
Options to fully leverage tape environments
Veritas NetBackup offers unparalleled media managementand control of the overall tape environment, including tapelibrary and drive sharing capability, encryption of tapes,and support for tape within a variety of storage networkarchitectures.
Shared Storage Option
—Share tape drives across VeritasNetBackup Media Servers and a SAN for enhanced perform-ance and deliver a significant return on investment for tapedrive and library hardware. Some key benefits include:
Minimized backup costs.
Increase tape drive utilizationand lower the total number of drives required.
Rapid deployment.
Graphical wizards quickly discoverand configure shared tape drives.
Increased fault tolerance.
Access additional taperesources in the event of a drive or network failure;includes support for multiple paths to tape drives.
NDMP Option
—Provide reliable, high-performing backupand recovery services for NDMP-enabled NAS to localattached tape, tape attached to another NDMP-compliantNAS device, or to an existing Veritas NetBackup MediaServer. Some key benefits include:
Optimized NAS environments.
Create point-in-timesnapshots of data on an NDMP-enabled NAS device andleverage the Shared Storage Option to share tape drivesbetween NAS devices and Veritas NetBackup MediaServers.
Decreased performance impact.
Support for DirectAccess Recovery greatly reduces the time to restore asingle file from tape-resident backup images.
Simplified setup.
A wizard-driven device configuratorreduces the complexity of discovering and configuringNDMP-attached tape resources.
Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO)
—Help ensurethat tapes being transported offsite cannot be read in theevent they are lost, mishandled, or stolen. MSEO providesmaximum flexibility and performance by providingparallelized and selectable encryption and compressionand “set it and forget it” key management. Some keybenefits include:
Easier management and control.
Encrypt within theVeritas NetBackup policy, eliminating a separate processor an extra dedicated device to manage.
Maximum flexibility.
Choose what data you want toencrypt and then choose the appropriate compressionand encryption strength (AES 128-bit or AES 256-bit).
Support for most common backup configurations.
Includes support for disk staging to tape, the creation oftape copies for offsite purposes, and the backup of NASdevices (via NDMP).

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