Boost FS and Grid store

  • 16 June 2022
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Actually we testing boostfs (Data Domain) with Commvault it’s possible to configure two MA in Grid store with Boost FS ?? 


Best answer by Mike Struening RETIRED 16 June 2022, 15:24

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yes but normally when you configure a library with boostfs you point to a local drive mounted on the media agent.

So i don’t know how you can share a local drive for the same path of the library.


You can probably create a library with 2 mountpath 1 on each media agent but in that case it’s not gridstore


i mean if MA goes down in that case the path will become unavailble so yes backup will continue to the second path. But you can’t restore anymore no ?

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@ythetiot , BoostFS is on the Data Domain (DD) side.  If DD is handling the deduplication, then the Media Agent would be unaware of this fact.

If you have 2 Media Agents writing to that DD device, then it shouldn’t be an issue.