The Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems (Remote Agent) is installed as a separate add-on component. The Remote Agent enables Windows Servers network administrators to perform backup and restore operations on Windows resources that are connected to the network.
The Remote Agent is a system service that runs on remote Windows servers and workstations. The Remote Agent provides faster backup processing by locally performing tasks that in typical backup technologies, require extensive network interaction. The Remote Agent processes backup data into a continuous stream that the media server then processes as a single task. This method provides better data transfer rates over traditional technologies, which require multiple requests and acknowledgments between the media server and the remote server.
The Remote Agent enables you to do the following:
Attain significant performance increases when running modified backups (for example, differential and incremental). This occurs because file selection is performed locally by the Remote Agent instead of across the network as performed by traditional network backup applications.