HendersonD wrote:This does avoid the transformation process on the Exagrid but if I am reading this correctly, the "Read the entire restore point from source" will send a large amount of data from my source (Nimble Storage array in my DR site) to the Exagrid. The Exagrid is at my ISP across a 500Mbps connection. Wouldn't sending this amount of data across this connection be problematic? I am backing up about 5TB total.
That`s correct. Since entire new full need to be taken not from Exagrid, it should be transmitted there.
HendersonD wrote:Is there a way to create a Backup job that has as its source the files from my current backup (Nimble array in my DR site) and the target being the Exagrid?
No, backup job backs up VMs, so its source are VMs. Otherwise it would do exactly what backup copy job does.
To sum everything up I would suggest to try backup + backup copy job running in a default forever incremental mode to see how much time it`s going to take.