Running the CommVault External Data Connector Scripts for Symantec NetBackup 7.5

I’m starting a new project to change the backup infrastructure for one of my customers. Currently the customer is using NetBackup 7.5 (installed on Windows) and we will incorporate the¬†remote site in it’s centrally managed CommVault 10 environment to ease the handover to the operational teams and to efficiently use the capacity-based licenses.

To get a good understanding of the environment, including data sizings – we opted to execute the External Data Connector (EDC) Scripts for NetBackup 7.5 provided by CommVault Cloud Services.

Please note, you have the ability to install an “External Data Connector Agent” on one of your clients and use that one to feed the data from the NetBackup environment. However, I’m not in favour for this approach as it will pollute the CommServe Database. This blogpost describes how you can use the Cloud Applications of CommVault to stage the¬†existing configuration without thrashing the production environment.
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