MediaAgent - Support
The following table provides a list of features that are supported by MediaAgent.
|Features||Windows MediaAgents||Unix MediaAgents|
|Alternate Data Paths (GridStor)|
|Offline Content Indexing|
|Optimized LAN Backups|
|Deduplication||See: Deduplication - Support|
|Deduplication to Tape (Silo Storage) for more information.|
Note: Auxiliary copy operations can be performed between any two MediaAgents, regardless of their Operating System.
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|
|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.|
|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.|
The following table provides general guidelines on the devices supported by MediaAgents.
|Devices||Windows MediaAgents||Unix MediaAgents||Notes|
|Direct-attached Shared Libraries|
|Blind Libraries (Libraries without a barcode reader)|
|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||7||7. Supported on Linux MediaAgents|
|PnP (Plug and Play) Disk Libraries|
Note: Contact your software provider, for a list of supported storage devices (libraries, drives, media and SAN devices) and compatible SCSI cards.