Deduplication methods for Backup Exec agents

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Deduplication methods for Backup Exec agents

Backup Exec supports the following deduplication methods:

  • Client-side deduplication, either on an intelligent disk device or to a deduplication storage folder.

  • Media server deduplication with a deduplication storage folder.

  • Appliance deduplication on an OpenStorage device.

The following table lists the deduplication methods that are available for the Backup Exec agents.

Table: Deduplication methods for Backup Exec agents

Agent

Client-side deduplication (file system/VSS)

Client-side deduplication (with Granular Recovery Technology enabled)

Media server deduplication (file system/VSS)

Media server deduplication (with Granular Recovery Technology enabled)

Appliance deduplication on an OpenStorage device

Remote Agent for Windows Systems

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Agent for VMware

No

Note:

The Remote Agent for Windows Systems must be installed on the Guest virtual machine.

No

Note:

The Remote Agent for Windows Systems must be installed on the Guest virtual machine.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V

Yes

Note:

The Remote Agent for Windows Systems must be installed on the Guest virtual machine.

Yes

Note:

The Remote Agent for Windows Systems must be installed on the Guest virtual machine.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Agent for Enterprise Vault

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Exchange Agent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SQL Agent

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

SharePoint Agent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active Directory Agent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle Agent for Linux Servers

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Oracle Agent

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

SAP Agent

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Lotus Domino Agent

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

DB2 Agent

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

NetWare Agent

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Remote Agent for Macintosh System

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

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