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NetVault Plug-in for Nutanix Files 13.0 - User Guide


About Quest® NetVault® Plug-in for Nutanix Files

About Quest® NetVault® Plug‑in for Nutanix Files

Quest NetVault Plug‑in for Nutanix Files (NetVault Plug‑in for Nutanix Files) increases confidence in the recoverability of critical files and data on Nutanix Files 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 and Incremental Backups allows you to choose a preferred backup strategy. The plug-in minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore full Mount Targets 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.

Increases confidence and reduces risks for critical data: The NetVault Plug‑in for Nutanix Files provides total protection to Mount Targets on your Nutanix Files server without requiring you to write complex backup scripts. The plug-in allows snapshot-based point-in-time consistent Full and Incremental backup of Mount Targets on Nutanix Files. By relying on the NetVault Plug‑in for Nutanix Files 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.
Shorten backup windows and improve device usage: Plug‑in for Nutanix Files increases the speed of Mount Target-level backups with high-performance Incremental backups. The plug-in uses the Mount Target Snapshot Diff API that Nutanix provides for backing up changed data.
Speeds up restores and reduces downtime: With the NetVault Plug‑in for Nutanix Files, 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 Mount Targets or individual files to the same or alternate location.
Ensure business continuity with automatic integration of backup devices: The NetVault Plug‑in for Nutanix Files 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 Plug‑in for Nutanix Files, 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.

This release of Plug‑in for Nutanix Files includes the following limitations:

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 Nutanix Files and the NetVault Server and Clients, and familiarity with the Operating system (OS) on which the plug-in is running is assumed.

Recommended additional reading

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

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