The Remote Media Agent does not have a user interface. From the Backup Exec media server, you add a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent. Then, you can create backup, restore, and utility jobs on the Backup Exec media server and send them to the storage devices that are attached to the Linux server.
You can add a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent to multiple Backup Exec media servers. However, Backup Exec does not maintain a database of shared Remote Media Agents unless you install the Shared Storage Option. Without the Shared Storage Option, the backup jobs that one server submits can overwrite the tapes that another server submits.
The Remote Media Agent establishes a data connection to the remote computers. Data does not travel to the Backup Exec media server. Instead, data travels from the Linux server to devices that are attached to the Linux server, which results in an increase in job performance. This increase is especially apparent if the Backup Exec media server is located at a different site than the Remote Media Agent and the remote computers.