NetBackup Replication Director enables integrated end-to-end control for the management and recovery of array-based snapshots and replicated snapshots, by leveraging the array vendor's underlying snapshot and replication technology. Array-based snapshot and replication technology provides an efficient means to create local copies and send replicated copies of user data (files, applications, databases) to offsite storage as part of a disaster recovery plan.
Unified policy management
Use a single NetBackup policy to provide end-to-end management of the entire data lifecycle, from the creation of a local snapshot and replication of the snapshot, to tape backup support for long-term retention. Control schedules and retentions uniquely for each copy. Multiple data centers can replicate to one disaster recovery domain or one data center. Additional media servers are not needed in the remote data centers.
Single point for monitoring, alerting, and reporting
Use NetBackup OpsCenter to monitor the status and health of not only the backup environment but also the snapshot and replication environment, including real-time job status of snapshot and replication jobs, alerts for problems in the storage environment, and extensive reporting on the entire replication environment.
Optimized, granular file recovery
Use a NetBackup search interface to quickly find all copies of a given file and enable recovery from any replicated snapshot on any storage device in the environment that is defined to NetBackup. This includes recovery from the primary copy or any replicated copy on disk, or from any duplicated copy on disk or tape, at the volume or file level.