MediaAgent - Support

Features

The following table provides a list of features that are supported by MediaAgents.

Features Windows MediaAgents Unix MediaAgents
Alternate Data Paths (GridStor)
Streams
Offline Content Indexing
Data Multiplexing
Data Encryption
Optimized LAN Backups
Deduplication  See: Deduplication - Support
Deduplication to Tape (Silo Storage) for more information.

Auxiliary copy operations can be performed between any two MediaAgents, regardless of their Operating System.

Agents

Most Agents are supported by all MediaAgents. However the following table lists Agents and the corresponding MediaAgents that support these Agents. (Agents not mentioned in this list are supported by all MediaAgents.)

Note that the following table does not provide a comprehensive list of supported platforms for each agent. See System Requirements for information on the platforms supported by the individual Agents.

Agents Windows MediaAgents Unix MediaAgents Notes
Active Directory  
Exchange Compliance Archiver    
Image Level iDataAgent 2 2. The Image Level iDataAgent on Unix can perform a File Level Restore only when the OS of the Client computer and the MediaAgent are the same.
MySQL iDataAgent  
NDMP NAS Clients  
Virtual Server iDataAgent 3 3. The Virtual Server iDataAgent on Unix can perform a File Level Restore only when the OS of the Client computer and the MediaAgent are the same.

Devices

The following table provides general guidelines on the devices supported by MediaAgents.

Devices Windows MediaAgents Unix MediaAgents Notes
Direct-attached Libraries  
Direct-attached Shared Libraries  
Disk Libraries  
Centera Clusters    
Stand-Alone Drives  
Blind Libraries (Libraries without a barcode reader)  
SAN-DDS Libraries  
STK libraries attached to ACSLS Server
Direct-attached 5 5. Supported on Solaris MediaAgents
SAN DDS 6 6 6.With at least one Windows or Solaris MediaAgent
Removable Disk Drives  
PnP (Plug and Play) Disk Libraries    

Contact your software provider, for a list of supported storage devices (libraries, drives, media and SAN devices) and compatible SCSI cards.