We have a request to backup and archive a share on NetAPP device; we have a Windows MediaAgent with direct attached storage onsite. I was wondering what is the best approach. Also, does anyone know a 3TB of Data would consume how much of Index Cache?
I can configure the backup to occur either via NDMP or via Windows share(utilizing a windows proxy proxy) and then configure Archiving to occur as a network share. Shall I configure Archiving first and then the backup or should it be other way around both would go to a library on the onsite Mediaagent.
Benefit or archiving first would be smaller backups
Benefit of Backup first would be if something happens to the data on library we have a aux copy of full backup at our end
also, say we setup archiving to the local Mediaagent connected libraries; and these libraries fail for some reason (hardware error); how would stub recalls work? Or if we need to replace the existing Mediaagent with a new one; usually; as we have a aux copy; we just ship a new MA and take new full backups; however that would not work in this senario it appears as the Mediaagent is also used for storing the archiving data. Would we be required to copy that data to the new MediaAgent? Also, as there is no way to differentiate between backup and archived data; would we not be required to copy all the data from one MediaAgent to the another
Best answer by Damian AndreView original