Veritas NetBackup™ SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide
- Introducing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Planning your deployment
- About SAN Client storage destinations
- Preparing the SAN
- Licensing SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Configuring SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Configuring a Fibre Transport media server
- Configuring SAN clients
- Configuring SAN clients in a cluster
- Fibre Transport properties
- Configuring SAN client usage preferences
- Managing SAN clients and Fibre Transport
- Disabling SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- Troubleshooting SAN Client and Fibre Transport
- About unified logging
About Fibre Transport
NetBackup Fibre Transport is a method of data transfer. It uses Fibre Channel and a subset of the SCSI command protocol for data movement over a SAN rather than TCP/IP over a LAN. It provides a high-performance transport mechanism between NetBackup clients and NetBackup media servers.
Fibre Transport supports multiple, concurrent logical connections. The NetBackup systems that support Fibre Transport contain Fibre Channel HBAs that are dedicated to FT communication.
The NetBackup Fibre Transport service is active on both the SAN clients and the NetBackup media servers that connect to the storage.
Throughout this documentation, Fibre Transport connections between NetBackup clients and NetBackup servers are referred to as FT pipes.