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LAN Free backups

LAN Free backups

(OP)
Hi Guys,
I am trying to figure out what i need to perform LAN free backups with CV.
The setup is really simple. 1 x file server with solaris connected by fibre to a P2000 G3 FC, 1 x windows 2008 Media agent and a fibre attached tape library.
All i am trying to do is backup the file server directly to the tape library in the fastest possible way.
I have been told i need gridstore. Is this correct?
I have also noticed on the books online i mentioned the file server also has to be the media agent for LAN free backups is this correct?
Thanks
Dougie

RE: LAN Free backups

For a local (LAN-free) backup, you must promote the client to become a media agent.

You do not need gridstor for this purpose if you do not want to setup alternate data paths.

RE: LAN Free backups

(OP)
Thanks for the reply.
It seems like that is the case. I spoke to CV today and they mentioned this. My intention was to have a seperate server for the media agent but this would be mean only the aux copy would be over the fibre so i think at this point maybe making this the media agent is the easiest way.

Thanks
Dougie

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