The NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent consists of the components that enable you to protect the Enterprise Vault configuration information and data that Enterprise Vault has archived. This agent supports Enterprise Vault 7.5 and Enterprise Vault 8.0 configurations. Thus, you should install all of the Enterprise Vault agent components on each of the systems that comprise an Enterprise Vault environment.
The Enterprise Vault agent enables you to back up and restore the Enterprise Vault file system data and the Enterprise Vault SQL data. These types of data can reside on different systems or devices, such as NTFS or NAS devices.
The Enterprise Vault agent can also serve as a disaster recovery solution for data that is archived with Enterprise Vault. Recovery of the archived data is not dependent on the archive source, such as Exchange Server or a specific file system.
The NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent and its capabilities are provided as add-ons to the NetBackup Windows client software. This agent is tightly integrated with NetBackup and the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface. Thus, this manual provides an overview of the Enterprise Vault agent functionality as it pertains to NetBackup and the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface. Back up and restore operations for the Enterprise Vault agent are identical to other NetBackup file operations, except where noted.