What is NetBackup?

Veritas NetBackup appliance supports major databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL, as well as Microsoft Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems. The NetBackup appliance backs up data to disk, tape and public clouds, and protects popular VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. Key features offered by NetBackup include data deduplication, replication and snapshot services. NetBackup backs up and restores files, directories and raw partitions on a server. A server protected by NetBackup is known as a NetBackup client. NetBackup appliance is installed on a server, which is known as a media server. During backups, the client sends data across the network to a NetBackup media server, which selects the correct storage media as a backup target and backs up/restores the data efficiently.