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Whats the difference between storage server and media server?

 
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Very simply (and I'm sure there are more detailed descriptions available):

  • A media server is a NetBackup data mover. It manages the data movement between the client being backed up and the target backup device (disk, tape or whatever). 
  • A storage server is a NetBackup entity that manages the backup storage (the MSDP pool you are backing up to for instance). It is not necessarily a media server (although it often is as well).

If you need more information have a look at the solution (and links) from this same question about 8 years ago (not much has changed in the definitions): https://vox.veritas.com/t5/NetBackup/Whats-the-difference-between-storage-server-and-media-server/td...

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Very simply (and I'm sure there are more detailed descriptions available):

  • A media server is a NetBackup data mover. It manages the data movement between the client being backed up and the target backup device (disk, tape or whatever). 
  • A storage server is a NetBackup entity that manages the backup storage (the MSDP pool you are backing up to for instance). It is not necessarily a media server (although it often is as well).

If you need more information have a look at the solution (and links) from this same question about 8 years ago (not much has changed in the definitions): https://vox.veritas.com/t5/NetBackup/Whats-the-difference-between-storage-server-and-media-server/td...

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