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Auto Discovery

Auto discovery is a process by which nodes are detected and added to one or more CA ARCserve Central Applications for central management.

Backup Proxy

A backup proxy is the host computer on which CA ARCserve D2D is running. The proxy performs the back up operations configured in CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup.

Catalog File

A catalog file is a directory of information about the backup data contained within the CA ARCserve D2D database. For more information about the CA ARCserve D2D catalog file, see the CA ARCserve D2D User Guide.

HOTADD Transport Mode

The HOTADD transport mode is a data transport method that lets you back up virtual machines configured with SCSI disks. For more information, see the Virtual Disk API Programming Guide on the VMware website.

NBD Transport Mode

Network Block Device (NBD) transport mode, also referred to as LAN transport mode, uses the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol to communicate. Various VDDK and VCB operations use one connection for each virtual disk that it accesses on each ESX/ESXi Server host when using NBD.

NBDSSL Transport Mode

Network Block Device Secure Sockets Layer (NBDSSL) transport mode uses the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol to communicate. NBDSSL transfers encrypted data using TCP/IP communication networks.


A node is a physical or virtual machine managed by one or more CA ARCserve Central Applications.

Node Group

A node group is a method by which all nodes managed by one or more CA ARCserve Central Applications can be organized, such as by purpose, by OS, or by installed applications.


A policy is a set of specifications for protecting a node in one or more CA ARCserve Central Applications.

Preflight Check

Preflight Check (PFC) is a utility that lets you run vital checks on nodes to detect conditions that can cause backup jobs to fail. You can view the results of the PFC for a node by clicking the icon in the PFC Status column on the Node screen.

Recovery Point

A recovery pointy is a backup image comprised of parent-plus-oldest-child blocks. Child backups are merged with the parent backup to create new recovery point images so that the value specified is always maintained.

SAN Transport Mode

The SAN (Storage Area Network) transport mode lets you transfer backup data from proxy systems connected to the SAN to storage devices using Fibre Channel communication.


Storage Resource Management (SRM) is a feature by which information is collected for effective management of your environment such as application data, hardware and software data, or performance key indicators.


Synchronization is the process by which data in different databases is kept up to date so that the central site database is consistent with registered branches, nodes, or sites.