NetBackup Disk Based Data Protection Options - Symantec

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NetBackup Disk Based Data Protection Options Alex Davies

White Paper: NetBackupTM 6.5: NetBackup Disk Based Data Protection Options Contents 1.0 1.1 2.0

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................ 4 GLOSSARY .................................................................................................................................................... 5 NETBACKUP ENTERPRISE DISK FOUNDATION ...................................................................................... 6

2.1 MEDIA LOAD SERVER BALANCING AND FAILOVER ............................................................................................ 6 2.2 INTELLIGENT DISK CAPACITY MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................... 7 2.3 STORAGE LIFECYCLE POLICIES (LIFECYCLES) ................................................................................................. 7 2.3.1 Capacity Managed Retention and Staging .......................................................................................... 8 2.3.2 Data Classifications ............................................................................................................................. 8 2.4 DISK POOLS .................................................................................................................................................. 9 2.5 INTELLIGENT DISK STORAGE DEVICES .......................................................................................................... 11 3.0

NETBACKUP DISK TYPES ......................................................................................................................... 13

3.1 BASICDISK .................................................................................................................................................. 13 3.1.1 What is BasicDisk? ............................................................................................................................ 13 3.1.2 What’s good about BasicDisk? .......................................................................................................... 13 3.1.3 What are the downsides of BasicDisk? ............................................................................................. 13 3.1.4 When should I consider using BasicDisk? ......................................................................................... 13 3.2 ADVANCEDDISK........................................................................................................................................... 14 3.2.1 What is AdvancedDisk? ..................................................................................................................... 14 3.2.2 What are the benefits of AdvancedDisk?........................................................................................... 14 3.2.3 What are the downsides of AdvancedDisk? ...................................................................................... 14 3.2.4 When should I consider using AdvancedDisk? ................................................................................. 14 3.3 SHAREDDISK............................................................................................................................................... 15 3.3.1 What is SharedDisk? ......................................................................................................................... 15 3.3.2 What’s good about SharedDisk? ....................................................................................................... 15 3.3.3 What’s the downside of SharedDisk? ................................................................................................ 15 3.3.4 When should I consider using SharedDisk? ...................................................................................... 15 3.4 VIRTUAL TAPE LIBRARY (VT