Backup to Disk devices and deduplication are both discussed in detail in this document. Backup to Disk devices are devices that back up data to a physical storage disk and support multi-host configurations. They support different backends such as the StoreOnce Software deduplication or the StoreOnce Backup system. This document also describes the basic principles behind deduplication technology.
A short tutorial is included to guide you through the process of adding a Backup to Disk device, creating a deduplication store, and running a backup session.