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Running Symantec Backup Job on Remote Server to Remote Storage

Good Morning All

Quick question, I have always wondered what the answer was to this question but never asked because was never in this actual situation.

We have 2 remote offices over a MLPS network. If I have my local backup server running the a backup job on one of the remote servers but have the backup saved to disk at that site will the data first come back to my local site then go back to the remote site since the job is being run here or will it recognize that the storage folder is locate and keep the data local?

Any thoughts would be great!

Thanks
Ed
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
From my understanding, with BackupExec, the data flows from the remote server through the media server, to the storage. That means that if your client and storage is remote, the data will flow from the client across the WAN, through the BE server, then back over the WAN to the destination storage. Not very effective.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Are we in fact, referring to backup exec 12 ?  If so it is licensed per server.  Therefor the traffic will always go to your local site and then back out.
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
You could get an additional license and configure a system at the remote site as a media server.
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FennerITAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys for the verification.  My thought is the additional license but was hoping to not have to.
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