Because the Remote Agent is also a Client Access License (CAL), it enables you to fully protect your NetWare data and to perform accelerated backups of NetWare data. You cannot select data and special files on resources for a remote NetWare server for backup until a Remote Agent has been installed.
The Remote Agent is a NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) installed on the NetWare server. The Remote Agent provides faster backups by locally performing the tasks that in typical backup technologies require extensive network interaction. For example, instead of waiting for requests and data packets to be sent between the NetWare server and the media server each time a file is selected for backup, the Remote Agent processes backup data into continuous streams that use Novell's Storage Management Services (SMS). The media server then processes the backup data as a single task. The Remote Agent is fully Novell SMS-compliant.