Modern backup to disk appliances with built-in deduplication such as HPE StoreOnce (with StoreOnce Catalyst) and Dell EMC DataDomain (with DDBoost) offer a mechanism to create Synthetic Full backups from previously stored Full and Incremental backups. This can be compared to what Data Protector offers as Object Consolidation (Synthetic or Virtual Full backup creation). In this process the Data Protector Media Agent reads the individual pieces and combines them on a disk or tape media. While this approach works basically with every kind of device it has limited scale and fails to work with very large file systems.
This idea is about integrating the Backup to Disk appliances into Data Protector to offer a high performance and highly scalable Incremental forever paradigm (hardware-assisted Object Consolidation). This would be required for File system and VMware backups.
Existing Enhancement Requests:
QCCR2A75129: Support of catalyst consolidation without rehydration
QCCR2A73076: ER for Synthetic backup
QCCR2A73366: Virtual Synthetics Full for DDBoost devices
QCCR2A77987: ER to support PowerOn/LiveMigrate from Synthetic backup
QCCR2A74492: Virtual synthetic full support for Oracle and SQL integrations
QCCR2A33940: Add option synthetic backups (consolidation jobs) of VM guests
QCCR2A61813: Support for NBU accelerator analog for DP for BCV backups
An integrated solution will (nearly) eliminate the requirement to perform Full backups on and offloads the compute intensive Consolidation work to the system where the data blocks are stored.