Nov
13

NetBackup Got Upgraded: Modern Workloads use Parallel Streaming.

A new capability in NetBackup 8.1 is its ability to protect modern web-scale and big data workloads like Hadoop and NoSQL that generate massive amounts of data. With the new Veritas Parallel Streaming technology, these modern scale-out workloads can be backed up and protected with extreme efficiency by leveraging the power of multiple nodes simultaneously. The result is that organizations can now adopt these modern workloads with confidence, knowing that their data, even in massive volumes, will be protected. And since new workloads can be added via a plug-in rather than a software agent, organizations can add new workloads without having to wait for a next NetBackup software release. NetBackup Parallel Streaming also supports workloads running on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) from Nutanix, as Nutanix and Veritas have partnered to certify protection of those workloads on HCI.

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Netbackup takes care of utilizing all of the Nutanix storage controllers. NetBackup will mount using NFS of the local storage controller for each node removing the need for a proxy host.

For some general best practices with the first release of this plugin:

    * Apply limit to backup maximum n*4 VMs concurrently, where n is number of nodes in the Nutanix cluster. 16 node cluster than would have 64 VMs being backed up concurrently.

    * Use Media Server as Backup Host if possible.

Note: If VMs are powered off, then Prim element VIP will be used.

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