Veritas NetBackup™ Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 8.3, 8.2, 8.1.2)

About Veritas Smart Meter

Veritas Smart Meter helps you manage your NetBackup deployment more efficiently, spot trends, and plan for the future. With accurate, near real-time reporting, it reveals the total amount of data that is backed up. Smart Meter alerts you if you are close to exceeding your licensed capacity limits. Smart Meter requires Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 and later.

Smart Meter provides:

  • Accurate, near real-time reporting of terabytes protected

  • Usage trends that are shown in a graphical display

  • Consumption assessments to alert before licensed capacity is exceeded

  • Easy capacity planning and budgeting

  • Identification of growth spikes or potential gaps in coverage

For customers who use capacity licensing (NDMP, Limited Edition, or Complete), Smart Meter helps accurately measure capacity usage. This measurement gives total visibility into how each of the protected workloads consumes storage and enables efficient capacity planning. Furthermore, Smart Meter eliminates the need for these customers to provide manual uploads of telemetry data to Veritas by automatically providing the necessary telemetry.

The following URL provides additional answers to frequently asked questions.

To connect to Smart Meter, use the following URL.