off-host backup

In Backup Exec, a backup operation to be processed on a Backup Exec media server instead of on the remote computer, or host computer. Moving the backup from the remote computer to a media server enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer as well.

Refers to a situation in which the processing of the backup of a server is moved to another server. This allows the applications on the working server to be maintained at a consistently higher performance level because the backup is performed on another machine. In SFW, off-host backup is done by using the FlashSnap process.