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NetVault Plug-in for FileSystem 11.4.5 - User Guide


About Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug-in for FileSystem

About Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem

Quest NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem (NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem) increases confidence in the recoverability of critical file system data and eliminates the need for writing complex backup and recovery scripts. Through an intuitive user interface and automated workflow process, the plug-in offers a centralized console to set up, configure, and create flexible backup policies that account for multiple recovery scenarios. Support for Full, Incremental, and Differential Backups allows you to choose a preferred backup strategy. The plug-in minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore full volumes, individual partitions, or individual directories and files quickly and reliably with minimal interaction. Through automatic integration with a wide range of backup devices, you can be confident that your data is protected and safely stored off-site to meet your disaster recovery and business continuity goals.

NOTE: The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem is packaged with the NetVault Backup software and automatically installed on the respective machines when you install the NetVault Backup Server or Client software.
Increases confidence and reduces risks for critical data: The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem provides total protection to your NetVault Backup Server and Clients without requiring you to write complex backup scripts. The plug-in allows Full, Incremental, and Differential Backups of file system data, and additionally supports VSS-based point‑in‑time consistent backups and System State Backups on Windows-based systems. By relying on the NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem to implement your backup policies, you can be confident that your data is protected, and you are able to recover exactly what you need in the unfortunate event of a failure.
Speeds up restores and reduces downtime: With the NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem, backup administrators are no longer required to write scripts or run restore commands to recover lost data. The point‑and‑click feature reduces manual steps and errors during data recovery, and flexible recovery options allow you to recover full volumes or individual files to the same or alternate location.
Ensure business continuity with automatic integration of backup devices: The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem supports a wide-range of disk-based devices, tape-based devices, and physical libraries and standalone drives. Off-site storage to tapes and disks gives you the confidence that your data is protected for disaster recovery purposes. With the NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem, the administrators need not be present 24x7. Even less-experienced administrators can initiate restores with the certainty that they are performed correctly and quickly, thus reducing downtime and improving business continuity.

Target audience

This guide is intended for backup administrators and other technical personnel who are responsible for designing and implementing a backup strategy for the organization. A good understanding of the operating systems under which the NetVault Backup Server and Clients are running is assumed.

Recommended additional reading

Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide: This guide provides information about installing the NetVault Backup Server and Client software.
Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide: This guide provides information about configuring and using NetVault Backup to protect your data. It provides comprehensive information about all NetVault Backup features and functionality.
Quest NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide: This guide provides information about using the NetVault Backup command-line utilities.

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