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What is the best practice to backup millions of voice recording with Commvault.

  • 25 August 2021
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What is the best practice to backup millions of voice recording with Commvault.

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Best answer by Damian Andre 25 August 2021, 19:01

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Hey @BrianSiphelele , great question!  First, we’ll need to know a few things….are these flat files?  Where do they exist (on a filer, windows server, etc.)?  How often are they accessed?  What is their size (total and per record)?

The initial answer would be to just back them up as flat files via the OS based Agent (i.e. the Windows File System iDA).  However, if they are on a filer, there may be a better option.

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Jumping ahead from @Mike Struening‘s questions, since the voice recordings should stay static, I’d say use a regular file system agent in regular mode with a bunch of streams. The first backup will obviously take much longer, but incrementals should be much quicker. If you are on a more recent feature release, larger files will be backed up automatically with multiple streams (file extent backups).

Alternatively, if that first backup is simply taking too long, you can enable block level backups which skips much of the scan phase and file/open/close API which should improve performance at the sacrifice of granular restore performance (although much faster if you restore an entire disk).

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