Metallic Backup Gateway


Metallic backup gateways handle important functions and use cases.

Backup Gateway Functions

Backup gateways function as both access nodes and MediaAgents:

  • As access nodes, backup gateways connect with, discover, back up, and restore your data source (which the Metallic control panel cannot access directly by the Metallic control plane).

  • As MediaAgents, backup gateways move data to and from the access nodes to the storage targets. Backup gateways also perform deduplication operations before moving data to storage targets.

Backup Gateway Use Cases

The following cases require a backup gateway:

  • You want to protect on-premises applications.

  • In addition to a cloud copy of the backup data, you need a local copy.

  • The outbound network security is restricted or blocked from a data source.