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Is there anyone who would care to speak about (some pros and cons) using Snapshots to preserve Disk Library Mount Paths’s content? Our Storage System provide Snapshots that are read-only—they can’t be altered, overwritten, or deleted directly from Media Agent Servers. We are evaluating the possibility of creating a recovery point every 12 hours using Snapshots as an additional action beyond those described on the following pages. Mount Paths are essentially File Systems exported via NFS from Storage Systems that don’t support WORM.
You can manage and secure Commvault login credentials, application credentials, and administrative login sessions using CyberArk’s Privileged Credentials and Session Management solution.With CyberArk and Commvault integration, you can synchronously rotate account passwords across your environment. Commvault receives password rotation requests to update application and local admin account credentials so that backups continue to run seamlessly, without manual intervention. You can also use CyberArk session management to log on to Commvault using one-time use admin credentials. This went relatively straightforward. The only thing that is missing in Commvault is a way to verify that the password rotation was successful.One can either try using the commcell user or the application user to browse a subclient to test whether the change was successful. But this is a trial and error method. An enhancement to this plugin would be to have a report or an event log entry in Commvault that a change
Does your organization have a mandatory password change policy and Commvault SQL accounts (sqladmin_cv and sqlexec_cv) are not in an exception? No worries. We have you covered. We now have “Refresh Commserve Database Access Key” workflow available in your Commserve and it can be scheduled to change passwords of these accounts. Happy meeting your security/audit requirements. Have fun.
Hi, maybe someone from the community also needed to automatically restart “Completed with errors” VM job only for failed vm’s? There is an option from GUI, but it would be much easier to restart it using api or wokflow. If someone found an option to do that it would be great if yu could share it! Thank you!
I have read a couple or articles on CommVault Online that say defragmentation of the Magnetic libraries is a good idea. Diskeeper, now Dymax IO, was listed as a certified product for online volumes. I am wondering if others defrag theire libraries for performance purposes, and what products they use. I have read in older articles that the native windows defragmentation tool can be used. Also it states that it should be done outside of backup hours (makes sense). Any feedback or information would be appreciated. Thanks
So we recently had a run in with a database issue with our VMware client, which made us not allow us to add or modify new/existing subclients. Although i never got a straight answer as to what caused it, the rep was hinting that we had way to many subclients. My question is two fold; How do we properly and efficiently group them together inside the virtual client, and if we have for example 20 vm’s together inside a subclient, if one fails, how do we backup that individual failed vm without having to re-backup the other 19 that were sucessfull? We have a tape enviroment so backing up redundant data is something i am trying to avoid.
Hi peeps.. Anyone out there with experience in using IBM ESS 5000 as a backup target for CVLT?We're about to set this up... Multiple MA grids will be connecting to the IBM ESS using SMB on a 100Gb network.. If anyone has some do's and don'ts or best practices feel free to chip in :-) Would be very much appreciated.. Thank you.. Best regardsKim
Hello everyone,I’m curious to know how many media agents you guys are running for your backups? I have about 300 VMs + fileshares where I have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly jobs running from a specific media agent.The server fails from time to time due the amount of information that goes through it, a reboot would fix it and all the jobs would continue without a problem. I’m aware that I need more servers dedicated to act as media agent but I do not know how many I should have and the specs they should have.The media agent has the following specs: 2 CPU: E5-2670 v3 @ 2.30GHzRam: 256 GBA support agent mentioned one time that he saw some org having 10 servers acting as media agent only to run half what we have. It sound a bit overkill to me and I believe the specs of their servers may have been worst than what we’re currently running. So, how many media agent are you using in your org? What are the specs for your servers?
Hi Fellas,We have a BI server that we use in our own environment. Here we want to make a report on the BI server. This report will show the following information. It will show information such as Client Name, hostname, type of agent installed on it, content, last backup date according to Agent, whether there is Aux Copy, next backup date. Which tables should we read on CommServ DB for this information? Or is there a SQL Query you know about it? Best Regards.
If you are in de rare occasion that you implement Hitachi SAN storage in combination with a vSphere Cluster. And you want to integrate this with CommVault Intellisnap and Hitachi Raidmanager/commanddevice. You might get into troubles when you name your Datastore with a COLON ": “ . If you identify your datastore with the LDEV ID like “Datastore 04:00” CommVault does not understand this and interpret this wrong in the code.The Job fails and cannot find the CommandDevice in the MetaResource.xxxxx xxxxx xx/xx 11:26:22 ##### GetPageInfoForExtent() - Host: [server-vmesx01.vmware.local] LunUuid: [DATASTORE 04:00:020001000060060e8012bb80005040bb80000003004f PageNameSpace: [GENERIC_VPD]
Hi,We are in the proces of designing an environment based on VMware VCF with VMware Cloud Director. Customers will consume VMware services and others via Cloud Director hence we are thinking to use the Cloud Director from Commvault as well. Unfortunately I do not have a lab available right now to test it out but was looking for some screenshots/videos to get a better impression on the UX and its capabilities.Competition delivers Cloud Director nowadays based on the extension framework that was introduced some time ago, but I cannot get from the documentation if Commvault is using the same framework. VMware itself states they have an extension that is build by them, not by Commvault is that correct?C o h e s i ty R u b r i k Also curious to hear experience from other Cloud Director customers. We b.t.w. do have experience with the vCenter plugin which is also very disappointing.
Hello EveryoneI need your expertise advise on a failover solution for the backup configuration across multi master and master-slave setup.We want to know can if and how we can configure backups in multi-master and master-slave setup in such a way that the backups do not fail if the node where backup is running goes offline. ThanksSrikanth
Hi..Scenario:Some clients are being re- deployed using Jenkins + Ansible... This re- deployment contains a decoupled install of the CVLT agent.After re- deployment, we need to go to "Client Computers", "New Client", "Unix", then enter the Client Name and Host Name along with "Fetch the configuration from the client that is installed in decoupled mode".What would be the best way to automate this, so one could skip the above steps... ? Can this be done from the client side...? (.SImwrapper tool maybe?)Any advice on this would be VERY much appreciated.. Thank you..Best regardsKim Rubeck Solstar
We are using a tape environment for our backups. One of the issues i have with commvaults storage policy is that it doesn't really have a difference on how it does full backups. Our retention cycles are a daily backup (Differentials) of 7 days 1 cycle, weekly full 28 days 1 cycle, and a monthly full with 1095 days +. Currently with how the storage policy is set up it is running to the default, all the data is being dumped to one tape and usually has monthly, daily and weekly data on the same tape. I notice when i pull my monthlies i sometimes will see that the weekly fulls and daily are eating up space that could be used to fill more monthly fulls unto the tape.I was wondering what would be the best practice to separate the monthly full away from the other backup retentions of the storage policy? Would it be something along th3e lines of creating an aux copy in the storage policy and just copy the last weekly full to the aux copy to separate the monthly full from the other data? or is
Hi Fellas, Has anyone used the key below, is it safe to use? Will it have a negative impact on the server or the application running on it?I'm thinking of using this because while taking a backup on one of our servers, clbackup and cvfwd processes are using high cpu. Compression+dedupe are on media agent.By using this key, I aim to limit the max CPU usage of these processes, will the correct usage be as follows?https://documentation.commvault.com/additionalsetting/details?name=sSDTHeadMaxCPUUsage Best Regards.
I have a Dell PE R740xd that we are going to use as a replacement Media Agent server. This Media Agent server will be used for our VMware backups. I have two mirrored drives for the OS, Two mirrored drives for the Index Cache and two mirrored drives for the Deduplication Database. I have 8, 4TB drives that will make up my disk pool. What is the best way to configure these 8 drives to get the best read\write performance? We are running Windows Server 2019.
Hi all,I would like to discuss the topic about Maximum and Fixed Number of Readers (Stream Readers). This option can be set up at Schedules window (Auxiliary Copy Job Options).Is there any rule, that says when there is better to have Maximum number of stream readers or just set only one allow stream reader? Especially for NDMP and ordinary File System agent aux jobs?
Hi CVcommunity, I do have a question and maybe some of you could point to what first steps should be taken to perform the following: We have backup jobs tha are failing with error codes such as ‘Waiting for services to come online’, ‘Error encountered when closing virtual device. Please see SQL server vdi.log for more details’ and etc. - Most of those jobs usually are fixed by simply resubmitting the job or resubmitting it after restarting client services….Is there an option that Commcell could run a workflow itself when job fails with such failure reason?Workflow should restart client services and resubmit the job.
You may have heard or saw news that Microsoft will be deprecating Internet Explorer 11 to work with M365 apps and services on August 17th 2021, and full deprecation is slated to occur in 2022, due to the changes in web standards and availability of modernized IE/Edge browser. With this announcement we have decided to also deprecate support for Internet Explorer 11, and focus development/testing efforts on modernized browsers that take advantage of and accelerate many of the technologies that go into our Commvault Command Center. Leveraging Internet Explorer 11 in FR24+ may provide a degraded experience, so we recommend modern versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari when accessing Commvault Command Center and web console. As we continue to evolve Commvault Command Center and pack it full of technology to enhance the user experience, speed, and load times, leveraging the recommended modern browsers will ensure the best possible experience. You can always find a list of suppor
Hi there,I would like to discuss the following situation:I want to disable backup activity on the client, however I want to keep aging of associate data as usual. Is there any workaround for it? It is possible to release lincence and deconfigure client, then data aging goes well... However, my question is:It is possible to keep data aging on the client that is only disabled from the backup activity?Thanks for your responses!
What’s the best practices for determining the number of proxies needed for both ESX and AHV? Is it as simple as adding one proxy per ESX host or VCenter cluster? Or is it more about adding proxies based on the protected FET? I’m trying to develop a scale-out strategy so that we can easily predict what our proxy count will need to be as the environment grows, but I’m having difficulty finding a general rule for this.
Multi-tenant CDB restores fail during the recovery phase with the following error when using sysbackup privilige: RMAN-00571: ===========================================================RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============RMAN-00571: ===========================================================RMAN-03002: failure of recover command at 05/11/2021 15:33:48RMAN-11003: failure during parse/execution of SQL statement: alter database recover datafile list clearORA-01031: insufficient privileges to overcome this error make sure that the user was created with container=all statement:Example:create user C##BACKUP identified by ********* container=all;
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