Backup Exec Advanced Disk based Backup Option (ADBO) and Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) integration

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The Backup Exec Advanced Disk based Backup Option (ADBO) is split into the following parts:

  • Synthetic backup
  • True image restore
  • Offhost backup

This article only describes the integration between ADBO - Offhost backup and Distributed File System Replication (DFSR).




Currently the Backup Exec Advanced Disk based Backup Option (ADBO) - Offhost backup does not support Distributed File System Replication (DFSR). 

Veritas recommend that DFSR data is backed up via the Shadow Copy Component as described in this article:

Veritas Technologies LLC has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) listed under the Product(s) Section of this article. Veritas Technologies LLC is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.
There are no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in the current or previous versions of the software at the present time. However, the issue is currently scheduled to be addressed in the next major revision of the product. Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the defect will be reflected here.  Please note that Veritas Technologies LLC reserves the right to remove any fix from the targeted release if it does not pass quality assurance tests.  Veritas’ plans are subject to change and any action taken by you based on the above information or your reliance upon the above information is made at your own risk.

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