Veritas NetBackup™ SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide
- Introducing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Planning your deployment
- About SAN Client storage destinations
- Preparing the SAN
- Licensing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Configuring SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Configuring a Fibre Transport media server
- Configuring SAN clients
- Configuring SAN clients in a cluster
- Fibre Transport properties
- Configuring SAN client usage preferences
- Managing SAN clients and Fibre Transport
- Disabling SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Troubleshooting SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- About unified logging
About SAN Client tape storage destinations
SAN Client can use tape as a destination storage unit. Some tape drives are fast enough to read and write the large volume of data that the NetBackup Fibre Transport mechanism provides.
With tape as a destination you can use multistreaming, which divides automatic backups for a client into multiple jobs. Because the jobs are in separate data streams, they can occur concurrently. The data streams can be sent over one or more FT pipes to the FT media server. The media server multiplexes them together onto one or more tape media volumes. For example, if you have a database server that provides multiple streams of data, you can multistream those database backups to an FT media server. The FT media server multiplexes the data streams onto the media, increasing overall performance.
You can replace NetBackup SAN Media servers with SAN clients and continue to back up to tape. A SAN Client uses fewer system resources, both disk space and processor, than a SAN Media server.
To configure multistreaming, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I: