Commvault Q&A, release updates, and best practices
Commvault Hyperscale X Reference Architecture licensing
Hi! Just want to ask how the reference architecture for hyperscale X would be licensed. After acquiring a per node license, do we still need to purchase Backup and Recovery or Disaster Recovery licenses to enjoy backup and DR? Would appreciate any input on this. Thank you!
Hello Team, im configuring 2500 endpoint device for protection and content indexing. i have created the package.created laptop plancreated content index policy installed the package on 1 laptop how i can enable content indexing on the device or how i can include it to the CI plan because there’s no button in the association tab? how i can assign universal access to each device owner so he can only see his device from the webconsole? i have went to manage/system/ access control and activate automatic owner assignment with permission as shown below appreciate the fast response.
DDB Verification for Private Cloud Library
Hi Team,We created Private Cloud Library using Dell EMC ECS S3 protocol. However, today I noticed that the DDB Engines of the related libraries are unchecked in the DDB Verification schedule created automatically by the system.Is this the default behavior?Is it not recommended for DDB Verification Cloud Libraries ?Is DDB Verification recommended even if our private cloud data is still in our own DataCenter? Best Regards.
Full backup or synthetic for streaming on agent-based backups?
Hi guys, What is better: Full backup or synthetic full for streaming on agent-based backups for file systems? I get the point of synthetic full being better in terms that we are not using client machine’s resources, but are there any disadvantages of it?Would the normal full be saver..? If so - why?
Full Backup capacity ?
Hi I have a customer who has multiple sites and now we are looking to replicate those site to the cloud and need to evaluate the bandwidths for each site !Is there a way to generate a report for each site telling us what is the equivalent of a full backup for those sites? I have the Total Application Size and Total Data Size on Disks but I cannot really rely on this since some have 15 days retention and others have 60 days retention ! Is there a report or a way to find this kind of information ?
Manually deleting old files from S3. DDB and Barcode Question.
Greetings,I have a single s3 bucket that has held all of our Aux copy backups for many years, and it looks like it goes back to 2017. This bucket gigantic sitting at about 1.5PB and there are hundreds or millions of files in it. I inherited this setup when I came on board a bit back so I don’t know much about the history of it. I do know that a couple years back Commvault was rebuilt/recreated and everything was setup new. Our current storage policies have a year retention going out to this s3 bucket, and I see it in Commvault for the jobs that they do get aged off after a year. This does go through a DDB, and I ended up sealing it a few weeks ago, and at the same time cleaned up (aged/space reclamation) as much as I could in order to shrink down our bucket. It dropped the bucket size very slightly when I did this. I was hoping for a lot more. That started to make me think that there is a discrepancy from what the bucket has to was Commvault believes it has. I think there is a lot more
issue on enabling ransomware protection on a new mount for Linux MA
Hello Community Before make the change in prod env, I have mounted a new iscsi LUN(no multipath) on a MA (Rhl8.7) in a lab env and configured it for Commvault library. Also completed the first backup on this mount.I'm attempting to enable Commvault ransomware protection for this new mount.During this process, I received a message stating that the operation would be disruptive and required the update of the fstab conf file for both local and network file systems. After confirming the operation by entering 'y,' a policy was created/added in the cvstorage module. Issue:Even though the process was carried out, but fstab was not updated for both mounts. It was expected that the process would involve unmounting the mount and updating fstab for it, as indicated in the following output:2023-xx-xx 22:18:05,387 - __main__ - INFO - unmounting 'XXX_mount_name'2023-xx-xx22:18:05,412 - __main__ - INFO - updating fstab with security 'XXX_mount_name'However, the process doesn’t run umount/update fsta
Multi-Stream support for Vmware Full VM Restore
Does Commvault support or plan to add support for Multi-Streaming during Full VM Restore in VMware?For example, a VM with 4 ‘vmdk’ files can use 4 streams during restoration.We are running ver 11.24 and see that a single stream is used during the restore which slows restores down, especially for larger VMs.We could of course use Live VM recovery but that does not help if the VM is running any resource-heavy app.
Aux Copy performance: Does CommVault "throttle" or "pace" itself, in terms of total throughput for a job?
Just a curiosity...Basically:Does Commvault increase/decrease the throughput (of a job, or per stream) of an Aux copy based on internal things like “how much data has to be copied” and/or “when the next job to run is”? or anything similar? Essentially: If no external bottlenecks existed for an Aux copy, would CommVault go as fast as it can to Aux copy, or would it internally throttle based on “need to not go as fast as possible”? if so, is there a way to see these metrics/know when its ocurring?Put another way: I’m wondering if Commvault, having “a few TB to copy” for a job, decides ‘yes, i can easily copy this in x hours before the next job, so therefore, no need to run at max performance for this job”, and then on another day, say there’s 100 TB to copy, so it determines” I need to ramp up the throughput for this job if I’m going to be able to finish this in time”?Another way to put this is: I’m not looking for a “yes/no” if “job time or data amount to copy” is literally the exact
Is there a CV Rest API to get the properties of details of a Scheduled REPORT
I have some customized reports, which are scheduled to run once in 90 days, i would like to update certain properties of that schedule once in a while using workflowIt would be easy to do that if I do an GET api on the report schedule using the report schedule nameand using that i would update the properties that I want to. I’m unable to find any API specific to report scheduling. https://api.commvault.com/#416fa5bf-c150-4cbd-8f05-4bdc867d2719 is it possible to Get the details of a specific scheduled REPORT orhow do i list the properties of a particular REPORT Schedule orhow do i find the taskID for a REPORT Schedule. https://api.commvault.com/#8de6b19c-2815-4d50-b89e-99654a090db0
vSphere 8, Virtual Machine Hardware Version 20
Hi everyone.. When will VMs with vHW v.20 be supported? I see that vSphere 8 is now listed as supported but VMs with Virtual Machine Hardware Version 20 is not… https://documentation.commvault.com/2022e/essential/107803_vmware_system_requirements.html Any idea?Thanks.. Kind regardsKim Rubeck Solstar
API get Full Schedules
Hello everyone, Is it possible to get Full Schedules via API call? i am able to get the schedules and sub tasks inside the schedule but i could not find a way to differentiate schedules from Full, vs Incremental vs Full Synthetic? Granted Full Synthetic has a display name so it lets you differentiate from Full and incremental but Full backup and incremental does not have any name in schedules.is there any other property that i can key off? Thank you!
Replacing a VMware access node via Command Center might impact pruning of snapshot
Following a recent experience I thought let's share this with the community. We replaced all our access nodes in one of our environments to use the Commvault provided FREL image. At some point we noticed older snapshots were not being pruned and we found out that the aging of the snapshots, when deleting them directly from the hypervisor configuration was failing with the following error: No Host found with HostId .The logs revealed the following error:14852 149c 03/17 09:36:01 741958 CVSnapClientAPIInternal::deleteVolumeSnaps () - Failed to delete Volume Snaps. Err [60204:Unknown Volume Mount Host]. VolSnapInfo Status- Err [60204:No Host found with HostId .].We in the end managed to fix the issue by selecting the newly added access nodes in the Array Access Nodes section that is part of the the Array Management module for the particular hypervisor within the CommCell Console.Of course I hope development will fix this in the future so you do not have to go back to t
Moving clients to new storage policy question
Greetings, We changed some retention and aux locations and I pointed a bunch of clients over to this new storage policy we created. The new policy has a primary and aux location to it. The primary is going to have the same storage location that the clients went to before with the same DDB stuff. The aux location is new though and has a new pool and DDB to it. My question is if I should run a full backup of each of these clients now that they are repointed to the new storage policy? I think I have to right? The clients have been running a synth full on one day every two weeks and incrementals every other day. The original full backups don’t exist anymore. They wont just pickup in their normal chain (synths and incrementals) with moving them to the new policy right?Thanks
how to change or modify the current credential for linux client from commcell console?
Suppose that we have been installed a file system agent software on linux client with root password Abc123!. After that root password has been changed and there are a new requirements to install another mysql agent software on that client with update with current MR version.So, how to change or modify the current root password for linux client from commcell console?
Issue with Ingesting events, audit, alerts to splunk - TCP connector - Syslog configuration
Unable to find the events in splunk, we confirm that the host is reachable from commserve as well as the IPIs there anything else that we must verify?Also tried deploying a syslog server separately (enabling rsyslog), even there we were not able to find the logmonitor.log being sent.
Total application Size is smaller than Total Data Size on Disk
I recently carried out a large delete from a Storage Policy copy, the Total Application Size is bigger than Total Data Size on Disk. I have waited a day before rechecking these stats. I can see there are no pending deletes so am assuming the Commvault pruning cycle has completed. My object storage carries out the physical deletes once a week. But I would not think this would affect how Commvault displays the data on disk size. Any ideas why my Total application Size is smaller than Total Data Size on disk (running 2022E or 11.28 for us old farts)
Size of Application/Backup and Data Written Terminology Understanding
Hi there,I would like to understand what is the diferrence between Size of Application, Size of Backup and Data Written.Below there is my understanding so far, please make me correct if I am wrong. Size of Backup - Total size of data that should be backed up (including Index files)Data Written - Total size of data physically stored to the library/diskSize of Application - found this definition “The original size of the data before compression”, then what is the difference between Size of Backup and Size of Application? I would be grateful for your ideas.
MediaAgent crash after guest file restore
Hello, I have issue with guest file restore, after starting restore the MA getting error and crashing. I am trying to restore Windows File and using RH8 MediaAgent. After starting restore there is high CPU usage and warrning on MA At some point MA not responding more and you need to restart it. When i am doing file restore and using Windows MediaAgent its work perfectly. I can remember in the past we always used RH8 MA for restores all kind of files. We are now on 11.28.48 SP. I made commvault case 230228-312 aswell, but they couldn't help.
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