Target Groups | Command Line | Teradata DSA - 17.20 - Target Groups - BAR - Data Stream Architecture

Teradata® DSA User Guide

Data Stream Architecture
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November 2022
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User Guide
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English (United States)
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Target groups are locations used for storing backup data. DSA administrators create target groups, and assign media servers and devices. Target groups are then accessible to BAR backup jobs.

You need at least two target groups: a replication target group for the repository backup (DSA configuration and metadata) and one or more for data backups.

After a backup job has run to completion, you can create a BAR restore job to restore data using the same target group as the backup job. You can also create a target group map (restore group), which allows a BAR restore job to restore data from a different target group.

Virtual Target Groups

The BAR Setup portlet does not manage virtual target groups, which are target groups imported from a different DSC. If you need to manage a virtual target group, use the command line.