From the Backup Exec media server, you can add a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent. The Remote Media Agent establishes a data connection to the remote computer on which a supported remote agent is installed. Then, you can create backup, restore, and utility jobs on the media server that run on the Linux server’s storage devices.
If you use Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option or the SAN Shared Storage Option, you can share a Remote Media Agent between multiple media servers. Sharing can be enabled when you add a Remote Media Agent. You can select new media servers to share a Remote Media Agent or remove the sharing ability from the media servers at any time.
Job performance increases because data travels from the remote computers to the devices that are attached to the Linux server. This increase is especially apparent if the media server is located at a different site than the Remote Media Agent and the remote computers.
The Remote Media Agent does not have a user interface. You use the administration console on the media server to manage the jobs and devices on the Remote Media Agent. The Backup Exec media server maintains job logs, catalogs, job histories, alerts, and notifications.