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manatee
Level 6
11 years ago

understanding NBU and plugins

i'm trying to understand how all the different components fit together for NetBackup. if this is not the place, kindly point me where should i post.

years ago, backup is composed of the following:

  • backup software
  • plugins (to handle open files) like for sqlserver
  • tape drive (either single or tape library)

that was fine. now comes NetBackup and PureDisk and MSDP and NetBackup Appliance and NetBackup realtime and so on.

from this thread, https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/netbackup-media-server-deduplication it is my understanding that NetBackup and PureDisk does the same thing: backup and deduplication. and we bought both of them!

can someone please clarify (maybe provide a block diagram) of how NetBackup and PureDisk fits (or not fit).