I am very confused with the Integration of NearStore and NetBackup.

Our Plan is as follow:

1. 3 Netapp as primary taking snapshots to secondary nearstore using NetApp
SnapVault software over TCP/IP.

2. NearStore is then acting as staging area, before it is being backed to
tape using NDMP over SCSI connection.

My questions:

1. What type of storage unit will I configure nearstore r200 as? (nearstore,

2. Can Netbackup understand backup images generated by SnapVAult ?