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NetVault SmartDisk 11.4.5 - Installation Guide

Introducing NetVault SmartDisk Understanding NetVault SmartDisk architecture Planning your NetVault SmartDisk deployment Installing NetVault SmartDisk Licensing NetVault SmartDisk Completing the installation process Uninstalling NetVault SmartDisk Reinstalling NetVault SmartDisk Upgrading NetVault SmartDisk Troubleshooting

Choosing a deployment location for a NetVault SmartDisk Instance

The third step in defining your NetVault SmartDisk Deployment Strategy is deciding where you want to deploy your NetVault SmartDisk Instances. Whether the NetVault SmartDisk Instance is enabled for deduplication dictates the available deployment options.

Reviewing deployment options for nondeduplicated instances

You can deploy NetVault SmartDisk Instances that do not have deduplication on the server, a heterogeneous client, or a dedicated server, and they can accept data streams from heterogeneous platforms. When multiple NetVault SmartDisk Instances are deployed, Storage Pools and processes are not shared across the multiple NetVault SmartDisk Instances. However, you cannot deploy multiple NetVault SmartDisk Instances on the same machine, whether it is a backup server, backup client, or a dedicated NetVault SmartDisk Server.

The following sections describe several deployment options that you might consider for deploying NetVault SmartDisk Nondeduplicated Instances. This list is not comprehensive. These descriptions use NetVault Backup only as an example.

Nondeduplicated instance deployed on a single NetVault Backup Server

In the simplest deployment, when only one NetVault SmartDisk Nondeduplicated Instance is required for a NetVault Backup Domain with a single NetVault Backup Server, the NetVault SmartDisk Instance is deployed on the single NetVault Backup Server that uses file-system paths accessible by the NetVault Backup Server for the NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools. The single NetVault Backup Server’s Clients that target backups to NetVault SmartDisk streams backup data on a user-defined port to the NetVault SmartDisk Instance where the backup is stored in the NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools.

Nondeduplicated instance deployed in a multiple NetVault Backup Server environment

In NetVault Backup environments where only one NetVault SmartDisk Instance is required for a NetVault Backup Domain with multiple NetVault Backup Servers, a single NetVault SmartDisk Instance can accept data streams from multiple NetVault Backup Servers. In the following example where a single NetVault SmartDisk Instance is deployed for multiple NetVault Backup Servers, the NetVault Backup Clients from both NetVault Backup Servers stream backup data on a user-defined port to the NetVault SmartDisk Instance that is deployed on one of the NetVault Backup Servers.

In NetVault Backup environments where multiple NetVault SmartDisk Instances are required for a NetVault Backup Domain with multiple NetVault Backup Servers, you can deploy one NetVault SmartDisk Instance on each of the NetVault Backup Servers, or you can deploy one NetVault SmartDisk Instance on one NetVault Backup Server and on one or more NetVault Backup Clients. In the following example where two NetVault SmartDisk Instances are required and there are two NetVault Backup Servers, a single NetVault SmartDisk Instance is deployed on each of the NetVault Backup Servers. The NetVault Backup Clients from both NetVault Backup Servers can stream backup data on a user-defined port to either NetVault SmartDisk Instance that is deployed.

IMPORTANT: You cannot deploy multiple NetVault SmartDisk Instances on the same dedicated NetVault SmartDisk Server.

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