The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".
These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges.
Each Blueprint consists of:
Replication Director integrates the power of array based snapshot technologies with traditional backup data management. Replication Director is designed to be the single integration point between primary storage and storage array hardware and backup operations.
Array based backups have traditionally introduced limitations in the backup process. Long term retention can be costly. Individual files or objects are commonly not cataloged and therefore difficult to find. Integration with other backup targets has been problematic at best and sometimes not even possible. Moving data from short term array snapshot storage to longer term storage (e.g. tape) requires manual intervention or custom scripts.
Replication Director solves all of these issues by managing array snapshots, automating replication to any supported secondary and tertiary storage as well as tape creation. Provisioning of replicas, cataloging and granular file recovery are all controlled by NetBackup.
Replication Director uses NetBackup’s proven OpenStorage API to interface with the storage arrays of Symantec’s partners. With the NetBackup 7.5 release, Replication Director provides support for NetApp storage systems. Subsequent NetBackup releases will extend this support to additional primary storage and storage array hardware array vendors and Symantec storage management solutions.
The new options in NetBackup 7.6 include:
You can download the full Blueprint from the link below.