Veritas NetBackup™ Deduplication Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup media server deduplication option
- Planning your deployment
- About MSDP storage and connectivity requirements
- About NetBackup media server deduplication
- About NetBackup Client Direct deduplication
- About MSDP remote office client deduplication
- About MSDP performance
- MSDP deployment best practices
- Provisioning the storage
- Licensing deduplication
- Configuring deduplication
- Configuring the Deduplication Multi-Threaded Agent behavior
- Configuring the MSDP fingerprint cache behavior
- Configuring MSDP fingerprint cache seeding on the storage server
- Configuring a storage server for a Media Server Deduplication Pool
- Configuring a disk pool for deduplication
- Configuring a Media Server Deduplication Pool storage unit
- About MSDP optimized duplication within the same domain
- Configuring MSDP optimized duplication within the same NetBackup domain
- Configuring MSDP replication to a different NetBackup domain
- About NetBackup Auto Image Replication
- Configuring a target for MSDP replication to a remote domain
- Creating a storage lifecycle policy
- Resilient Network properties
- Editing the MSDP pd.conf file
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- Configuring an MSDP catalog backup
- Configuring deduplication to the cloud with NetBackup CloudCatalyst
- Using NetBackup CloudCatalyst to upload deduplicated data to the cloud
- Configuring a CloudCatalyst storage server for deduplication to the cloud
- Monitoring deduplication activity
- Viewing MSDP job details
- Managing deduplication
- Managing MSDP servers
- Managing NetBackup Deduplication Engine credentials
- Managing Media Server Deduplication Pools
- Changing a Media Server Deduplication Pool properties
- Configuring MSDP data integrity checking behavior
- About MSDP storage rebasing
- Managing MSDP servers
- Recovering MSDP
- Replacing MSDP hosts
- Uninstalling MSDP
- Deduplication architecture
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- Troubleshooting MSDP installation issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP configuration issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP operational issues
- Troubleshooting CloudCatalyst issues
- CloudCatalyst logs
- Problems encountered while using the Cloud Storage Server Configuration Wizard
- Disk pool problems
- Problems during cloud storage server configuration
- CloudCatalyst troubleshooting tools
- Appendix A. Migrating to MSDP storage
Cascading Auto Image Replication model
Replications can be cascaded from the originating domain to multiple domains. Storage lifecycle policies are set up in each domain to anticipate the originating image, import it and then replicate it to the next target master.
Figure: Cascading Auto Image Replication represents the following cascading configuration across three domains.
The image is created in Domain 1, and then replicated to the target Domain 2.
The image is imported in Domain 2, and then replicated to a target Domain 3.
The image is then imported into Domain 3.
In the cascading model, the originating master server for Domain 2 and Domain 3 is the master server in Domain 1.
When the image is replicated in Domain 3, the replication notification event indicates that the master server in Domain 2 is the originating master server. However, after the image is imported successfully into Domain 3, NetBackup correctly indicates that the originating master server is in Domain 1.
The cascading model presents a special case for the Import SLP that replicates the imported copy to a target master. (This master server that is neither the first nor the last in the string of target master servers.)
The Import SLP must include at least one operation that uses a Fixed retention type and at least one operation that uses a Target Retention type. So that the Import SLP can satisfy these requirements, the import operation must use a Target Retention.
Table: Import operation difference in an SLP configured to replicate the imported copy shows the difference in the import operation setup.
Table: Import operation difference in an SLP configured to replicate the imported copy
Import operation criteria
Import operation in a cascading model
The first operation must be an import operation.
Same; no difference.
A replication to target master must use a Fixed retention type
Same; no difference.
At least one operation must use the Target retention.
Here is the difference:
To meet the criteria, the import operation must use Target retention.
The target retention is embedded in the source image.
In the cascading model that is represented in Figure: Cascading Auto Image Replication, all copies have the same Target Retention - the Target Retention indicated in Domain 1.
For the copy in Domain 3 to have a different target retention, add an intermediary replication operation to the Domain 2 storage lifecycle policy. The intermediary replication operation acts as the source for the replication to target master. Since the target retention is embedded in the source image, the copy in Domain 3 honors the retention level that is set for the intermediary replication operation.