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Prashanth Waugh
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disk agent

what is the function of disk agent and media
agent.

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Uwe Zessin
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Re: disk agent

I guess you mean the DA and MA function in HP's data protector product?

The DA reads from / writes to a file system on a disk.
The MA reads from / writes to the tape drive and it talks to the robotic device in a library.
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Re: disk agent

From an Earlier thread:

The disk and media agents are completely heterogeneous in design, and a media agent on one OS can back up a disk agent from another OS. So, for example, a Windows server with the media agent and a library can back up a disk agent on any other operating system (for which the disk agent was written).


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