Commvault Q&A, release updates, and best practices
Virtualize Me -Vmware question
Hi all. I have a question about Virtualize Me - Vmware. I have a physical server, which I want to make a clone of, to our Vmware environment. I do not want the cloned server to be connected to the network in anyway as its a DC server. So my question is, when the Virtualize Me process is running, will the server at any point be connected to the network for the restore process to work or is all done “offline”? Thanks-Anders
Azure Immutable Blob Library - WORM applied without warning through workflow
Hi,I have another trouble with the Azure immutable blob library. I started a recommended workflow “ Enable WORM on Cloud Storage”. Because we have not the “IAM VM Role Assignment” authentication method(we have Access key), the workflow was not completed. But it set “WORM” option on the cloud copy without a warning. Now there are some “Index server backups” which will not expire. They cannot be deleted (WORM copy) and block a whole baseline in the cloud. Maybe I have to open a support ticket for it ? Because I had already similar problems with these Index server backups, maybe it would be better to save these backups in another “no WORM” storage policy ? (I guess restore of data could be possible without these index backups too - with some performance penalties necessary for rebuild of indexes (?))This is only a test storage policy with one client VM, but the customer plans to place about 150TB to cloud. So “locked” data in the cloud could be costly.FYI see content of all relevant SP c
Schedule Daily, Weekly, monthly with different retentions
Hello Team,I am usually on my lab I need to have these service levelthere is a lot of options on the storage policiesActually I used 1 local sp and 1 auxiliary to the other site for each kind of dataWhat is the better way to do that ?I saw that there is a basic retention rule and extended rule on storage policies ,maybe I need to play with this settings ?SP-VMwareprimary > localsecondary > site2SP-SQLprimary > localsecondary > site2SP-Systemprimary > localsecondary > site2Bronze BackupDaily Local retention 7 days/ Daily remote retention 14weekly local 1 week or 7days / Weekly remote 2 weeks or 14dSilver BackupDaily Local retention 7 days/ Daily remote retention 14weekly local 2 weeks or 14days / Weekly remote 8 weeks or 56dmonthly local no/ remote 13 monthsGold BackupDaily Local retention 14d/ Daily remote retention 14dweekly local 8 weeks or 56d / Weekly remote 8 weeks or 56dmonthly local no / remote 13 monthsThank you very much for you help !
HTTP-Client Custom activity
I am attempting to create a workflow to disable snmp monitoring on a particular alert.I have successfully used the http-client custom activity to toggle the alert enable/disable.My issue is that I am attempting to email the http response from the activity, but I cannot figure out how to pass the response from the activity to the next downstream activity.the docs say… “7. Click the Outputs to retrieve the output from the XML operation activity...” Anybody have any insight or example that utilize the http-client activity in a multistep workflow? Thanks, Ken
SQL Cluster with multiple instances
We have a two-node SQL-Cluster with 10 SQL-Instances, load-balanced over the nodes.Currently we fail to set up the backup. Only the instances running on node A are passing the backup successful. Instances on node B are failing with the following error:[30:332] Description: Unable to get the SQL Version for the serverinstalled and check cv-software von slqcn1 and sqlcn2 added a windows-cluster in commvault and added sqlcn1 an sqlcn2 to this cluster added all sql-instances to this windows clusterIs this correct or do we have to create one cluster for each sql-instance in cv-software?
Change display name with CLI
Thanks for replies , i’ll start creating a script :) Another issue - anyone tried to change display name only with cli , i cant figure out the syntaxI can change the client name and the doc refers to displayName but with no success. qoperation execute -af update_client_name_template.xml -entity/clientName $client_disengaged -entity/newname $client -entity/Cliententity/newname $client -updateNameChangeOnlyInDBOnFailure 1 also tried to change the xml<?xml version="1.0"?>-<App_SetClientPropertiesRequest>-<association>-<entity><clientName/><newName/></entity></association>-<clientProperties>-<client>-<clientEntity><DisplayName/><newName/></clientEntity></client></clientProperties></App_SetClientPropertiesRequest>
Limit 50 streams on Storage Policy
Hi to all,I can't set a storage policy with more than 50 streams. I currently have a version 11 SP20 installed.I have tried with various types of libraries (tape, disk library). The commserve has been updated several times over the years (I think the oldest was a SP8).
client installation in decoupled mode
Hello,I am trying to make an install in decoupled mode on a linux machine, I have created the custom package and installed the RPM.then I ve used this command to register the client on commserve: sudo /opt/commvault/Base/SIMCallWrapper -OpType 1000 -CSHost commserve.customer.com -clientname <vmclientname> -ClientHostName <vmClientHostName.customer.com> -authcode 123DGFJEJ -output /tmp/insatlcv.xml -restartServicesWhen I compare a manuel vs decoupled installation, here is what I have : Manual Install[ General ] Version = 11.22.13 Media Revision = 871 CommServe Host Name = cs01.customer.com CommServe Client Name = commserve Home Directory = /opt/commvault/Base from a machine installed in decouple mode [ General ] Version = 11.22.13 Media Revision = 871 CommServe Host Name = commserve.customer.com CommServe Client Name = commserveThe client is registered correctly in the commserve but some things are different do you know why I don’t have the same informations from the manual
Job Based Retention and Object Based Retention
In a standard Backup Set/Subclient (File System agent), when you check Extend storage policy retention (Subclient Properties of… > Retention tab), it is possible to select one of two available modes: Job Based Retention and Object Based Retention. With Job Based Retention mode, there are some recommendations about archiving. With Object Based Retention, there is no recommendations about archiving, but the documentation cites stubs (Stubs are files that point to backed up and archived data). On Commvault world data functions as both a backup and archive copy, but It seems to me that both modes are related to File Archiving function, not traditional backup. Why are they here? I'm talking about a standard Backup Set, not an Archive Set.
Need to add new MP for load balancing
I made the resume of the Forecast of the client and need to add new MA for load balance and i related SP information and can you help me to identify in which SP i need to add new MP or add in all SP making load balance, what do you think?** and i use Round Robin in the SP.And i need to create a new DDB for the new MA to load balance.Storage Polices:Example:CommServeDRSP_LX_BD_FS\Primary
SharePoint Document Backup Hanging
Hi,I’m having an issue with Sharepoint Document backup and am wondering if anybody else had this issue before. The job will start and proceed and eventually hang.In the logs on the sharepoint client, I find two interesting things:CVSPBackup.log7160 32cc 03/17 10:22:37 622711 CvThreadPool::waitForAllThreads() - Thread Pool [SharePointBackupThreadPool]. Could not finish all work in the time limit of  seconds. The worker list count is  and busy thread count is  and busy thread list is [0xdc0]7160 19d8 03/17 10:24:03 622711 TPool [SharePointBackupThreadPool]. Ser#  Tot , Pend , Comp , Max Par , Time (Serial) [0.000000]s, Time (Parallel) [0.000000]s, Wait [0.000000]s7160 32cc 03/17 10:27:38 622711 CvThreadPool::waitForAllThreads() - Thread Pool [SharePointBackupThreadPool]. Could not finish all work in the time limit of  seconds. The worker list count is  and busy thread count is  and busy thread list is [0xdc0]7160 19d8 03/17 10:29:03 622711 TPo
App-Aware VM Backup Schedules
I have configured an app-aware (SQL) VM backup and the initial job ran successfully and pushed out the required agent to the VM and subsequently backed up the SQL instance however the schedules initially assigned to VM look to have been applied to SQL subclient which causes the job to fail on next run and every run thereafter as the application is trying to be backed up both as an app-aware VM but also a standalone SQL backup.Has anyone else had this issue with SQL app-aware backups?
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DDB creation "The specified path is already in use"
Hi,I’ve needed to delete - create again the DDB and I need to use same partition paths as they were used before (disk was formatted). Currently I cannot create a DDB as I have message: “The specified mount path os already in use”Well I know that it’s described here:http://kb.commvault.com/DD0051 But do you know somebody if there is way to force cleanup and do not wait 24h ? The data aging is not doing the trick. Thanks
VM socket license not being released
I have a customer who upgraded 4 of their Hyper-V hosts to new hardware (2 sockets per host).I installed the VSA on the 4 new hosts and released the licenses on the old hosts.2 of the hosts have not reported back to the Commserve indicating they’ve been released. I retired the clients, with no change.I restarted Commserve Services and ran a Data Aging Job.The license summary report is still reporting over use.
Adhoc Job Alert : Defined once, then the 2nd time has error "Alert with same name already exist"
Hi! I have a subclient that I use for ad hoc testing of backup/restore etc. Today I wanted to test the outcome for various job alert settings since the upgrade from 11.20 to 11.22 brought about some unwelcome changes to the emailed alerts. Rather than make a change to the job alerts for the many already defined jobs/schedules and then having to wait for the normal job run to see the result I figured it would be better/faster/less disturbing to test the alerts on an ad hoc subclient - one without any schedule.To perform the test the steps I followed were :Right click the subclient and select “Backup” In the “Backup Options” dialog box click the “Advanced” button In the “Advanced Backup Options” dialog box click the “Alert” tab There is no alert defined so click the “Add Alert” button Define the alert as you wish. I gave the alert a “Display Name” of “Ad Hoc Test” Complete the backup and observe the results.So the first part of the process is quite straightforward. The problem arises whe
VM Groups - Can they be 'cloned' - Command Center
Hi Just like a ‘Plan’ can be created as a base plan and additional plans ‘derived’ from the base plan….Does/ will such a concept exist for VM Groups The idea ofHaving a ‘base’ VM Group creating multiple derivative VM groups, with partial optional overrides then having the derivative VM groups ‘update’ when the base group is updatedThis would be incredibly usefulPS: There are mechanisms to come up with a ‘coded’ solution to this (and there is a subclient cloning process), but having a solution within the Admin Center would be ideal
DDB - Cluster Windows - Doubts
Hello,I have a doubt in setting up DDB Creation in awindows cluster environment.2 physical servers with installed media agent and a virtual storage (starwind)1) can the DDB be on the storage shared by the nodes of the cluster?2) Can I use only 1 DDB for all nodes (MA) or should I have a DDB for each MA?
VDDK Versions 7.0.x
Hi All, I have an environment having issues using NBD Transport getting the old “VDDK Deadlocks” (FR21 with VDDK 7.0.0), VMware Environment is 7 U1c.Has anyone used VDDK 7.0.1 or 7.0.2? Also, is there any plans to include these VDDK versions in later FR’s/MR’s? Thanks & Regards,Michael
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