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Netbackup enhancement - Remote Synthetic full

Created: 01 Feb 2013 • Updated: 01 Feb 2013 | 1 comment
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Today we are able to run Optimized synthetic full backup on the same Data Domain unit where the full and incremental backups were taken.

We use SLP to replicate those first copies to a remote Data Domain unit.

We would like to run the Optimized synthetic full on those copies #2. This will prevent the replication accross WAN and reduce network usage.

The limitation for optimized synthetic from the OST guide for disk do not show any limitation tha should prevent Netbackup from doing such a thing.

The master and the media servers are at NetBackup version 6.5.4 or later.
■ The Enterprise Disk license key is installed on the NetBackup master server.
■ The plug-in from the disk appliance vendor supports the OpenStorage
OptimizedImage attribute.
■ The vendor plug-in is installed on each media server that connects to the
storage appliance.
■ The target storage unit's disk pool is the same disk pool on which the source
images reside.

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It's already supported in Netbackup. I was not able to find the documentation but I did finally.

It says in another technote that the file is not required with NB 7.1, but I had to use it. It's working well and I can synthetize full backup on a remote data domain unit.

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