I have a couple of generic questions about using Veritas Backup Exec. The questions are related to backing up data from several servers using two media servers, both on the same LAN.
1) When backing up from a remote server does the data that's being backed up actually pass through the Veritas media server or does the media server simply initiate the 'copying' of the data from the network location to say a tape library or a NAS.
2) If the data does not pass through the Veritas media server, what would then be the benefit of having directly attached storage devices to the media server? If it does, could one benefit from having the server that has attached storage also being the media server.
3) Let's say I have a NAS with two large disk arrays, one containing a file share and the other the backup storage space. So the data being backed up is basically going from one array to another array on the same server. Would it then be beneficial to have an additional media server installed on this server to handle this particular backup job?
4) When backing up to disk devices the media server continues to create new media on the disk until the disk is full instead of overwriting older media that is no longer protected. How do I configured the disk backup not to consume all the available disk space on the server?