NAS Backup and Recovery
• As NAS systems grew in size, backup became a
– Backups consume network bandwidth
– Backups don’t always finish on time due to bottlenecks
• Traditional Backup-Agent support is not available for
– Scaled down NAS operating systems don’t support APIs and
services for backup software agents
Initially as NAS systems grew in size, backup was a significant problem.
Backups consume significant amounts of network bandwidth, and don’t always
finish on time due to LAN bottlenecks.
Even worse, backup agent support is not readily available for NAS platforms.
Scaled down NAS operating systems didn’t support APIs and services for
backup software agents. There are hundreds and hundreds of combinations of
backup devices and drivers. NAS vendors do not have the resources to test
them with their stripped down operating systems. Moreover, because NAS
operating systems are stripped down, backup vendors often cannot or will not
write backup agents for NAS platforms.