Planning Your Storage

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You can choose to back up your content to tape, disk, or cloud. The following table lists the features available based on storage type.

Feature

Description

Applicable for backup to tape or disk?

Applicable for backup to cloud?

Laptop backup

Protect data on remote laptops and desktops.

Yes

Yes

Note: Applicable only to Microsoft Windows devices.

Data loss prevention

File-level security that prevents unauthorized access to data on laptop clients using Periodic Document Encryption and Secure Erase.

Yes

Yes

Edge drive

Cloud-based storage that enables end users to access their files from almost anywhere.

Yes

No

Edge monitor

End users can monitor and control backup jobs from their laptop.

Yes

Yes

Explorer Plug-In

Microsoft Windows end users can access their backed-up files directly in Windows Explorer.

Yes

Yes

Commvault Edge

End users can use a smart device to access files that were backed up using Laptop Backup.

Yes

Yes

Commvault NOW

Using a smart device, CommCell users can interact with CommCell jobs and view reports and events.

Yes

Yes

Web Console

Web-based application that allows end-users to manage their data, as well as to perform other operations such as reporting and management of virtual machines.

Yes

Yes

Extended retention

Extended retention rules allow you to keep specific full (or synthetic full) backups for an additional period of time.

Yes

No