A common question about Symantec’s Netbackup and Backup Exec platform are the ability to support deduplication. Netbackup has Netbackup Puredisk functionality but deduplication has been a little lacking in the Backup Exec world. Well, that will soon change.
According to this Symantec press release, the Puredisk deduplication technology will soon make it’s way into Backup Exec, Enterprise Vault and other Symantec products:
Another post that I found regarding deduplication that might be useful to customers is at:
From the Press Release:
Symantec is moving deduplication closer to information sources by integrating the technology into its information management platforms: NetBackup, Backup Exec and Enterprise Vault, and centrally managing native deduplication as well as third-party deduplication appliances.
Symantec is delivering on its deduplication strategy with a multi-phased approach:
- Integrated deduplication is available today in NetBackup and Enterprise Vault, offering deduplicated archiving, deduplicated backup storage and global deduplicated remote office backup.
- NetBackup currently offers integrated, centralized management for third-party deduplicated storage from Data Domain, Quantum, Falconstor and EMC through the OpenStorage API.
- NetBackup PureDisk 6.6, scheduled to be available later this year, will improve storage efficiency by adding enhanced deduplication for backups of virtual server images.
- Backup Exec 2010, scheduled to be available later this year, will integrate deduplication (using NetBackup PureDisk technology) into both backup clients and Backup Exec media server. Backup Exec will also add the OpenStorage API to manage third-party deduplication appliances.
- NetBackup 7, scheduled to be available in 2010, will integrate deduplication into the backup client and NetBackup media server.