The OST tab allows you to configure the Q-Cloud Protect appliance to present its storage capacity as storage servers using OpenStorage (OST) technology.
From the OST tab, you can add one or more Logical Storage Units (LSUs) to a storage server. Storage servers and LSUs are compatible with backup applications that support OST, such as Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec. In addition, OST data can be duplicated — replicated — between the cloud appliance and DXi systems using NetBackup.
To authenticate OST devices on a media server, you must create OST user credentials. After you create the OST user credentials, enter them in the backup application to authenticate OST devices on the media server.
OST Replication Methods
DXi appliances can replicate OST data to Q-Cloud Protect appliance using the following methods:
With optimized duplication, backup images on a storage server can be replicated (duplicated) to another storage server on the cloud appliance that resides in the same NetBackup domain. The duplication occurs when it is initiated in NetBackup. With optimized duplication, you can specify up to two replication targets.
With NetBackup and Backup Exec OST Direct with DXi Accent, OST servers can replicate data directly to another storage server on the cloud appliance.
DXi Accent must be enabled to compress and deduplicate data before it is transmitted to the cloud appliance. See Configuring Accent.
OST Configuration Tasks
Use the OST tabs to perform the following configuration tasks: