Backup and recovery software typically requires you to install an agent onto every server you want to backup, but agents create a whole host of problems, even in a modest-sized environment.
Archive Author: Kris Price
Agentless backup completely eliminates the negative impact of agents, by reaching out over the network to backup operating systems, file systems, and applications, using industry-standard programming interfaces.
Whilst agent-based backup and recovery solutions do the job, on the whole, they have a direct impact on your data security, recoverability, and costs. It’s important you understand the downsides of agent-based solutions, and whether it’s time to consider an agentless solution.