V11 SP8

Remote Snap MediaAgent

The Remote Snap MA property specifies a remote MediaAgent computer to run snapshot operations on the storage array instead of on the MediaAgent computer in the local host. This remote MediaAgent computer is called the Remote Snap MediaAgent. Previous snapshots are not affected.

Use the Remote Snap MA property to specify a Remote Snap MediaAgent computer in the following scenarios:

  • When you want to avoid installing third-party binaries on a MediaAgent computer that has restricted access.
  • When the MediaAgent computer is behind a firewall.
  • For an EMC VMAX / Symmetrix array or for an EMC VNX / CLARiiON array, when you need to overcome the limited number of gatekeepers per MediaAgent.
  • For the HDS arrays, when the array has only a limited number of gatekeepers for each MediaAgent.