When backing up physical servers, the backup data will be sent directly from the source server to the repository. In most configurations, the backup data will be sent over the network, but if the source server and the repository are located on the same SAN, the backup will be LAN-Free.
When performing backups of physical servers, or backup groups containing physical servers, the Transport Selection portion of the Backup Wizard is not shown, as there is only one available option.
The steps to create a backup task for a physical server are similar to the steps to create a backup task for virtual machine.
Note: Physical servers must first be added to the vRanger inventory. See SOL101506.
You also can create a backup task for a physical server by: