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


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

  • Synthetic backup
  • True image restore
  • Offhost backup

For more details about ADBO please see:

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). 

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

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