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License consumption VM sockets after ESXi IP change
Hello,customer changed IP adresses of some ESXi hosts. Now the software claims that 14 of 12 socket licneses are used. Looking in the license summary report we can see three hosts with the old and the new IP address. Is there a way to clean this up? Or do we need to wait for a full backup for each and every VM?RegardsMario
VM snapbackups with NetApp Intellisnap
Hello Everyone, Newbie alert.Please correct me if I understand this right. Subclients enabled with Intellisnap backups using NetApp array integration will go like this - A job will be triggered and a VMware and NetApp snapshot will be taken and the snap backup job will finish. Then the backup copy operation will trigger which will mount the datastore to the proxy VM through the proxy ESXI (we have NFS datastores and our proxies are running as VMs). The VMDKs will be copied to the library through this operation and it will finish. Now we have installed a new NetApp array and the team is continuously relocating the VMs to the new datastores round the clock. Now our snapbackups are completing but when we are triggering the backup copy operation, that is failing with “Unknown VMInfo error ”. After marking the Job as do not copy and running the snap backup again, we are able to successfully complete the backup copy. What would be the best approach to make sure that our backup copy operatio
Active Directory error time sync errors
We recently noticed that during our Domain Controller / Active Directory agent installed during the backup we get a scom alert that says “AD Replication Monitoring : The following DCs have clocks which are set in the future. This can cause replication errors in Active Directory and prevents the 'AD Replication Monitoring' script from detecting replication errors. It happens on our primary Domain Controller and it affects our other two servers. I have the VSA backing up the VM and a separate schedule that backs up the AD portion. I don’t see any alerts or failures in the job history, any thoughts?If I remove the primary NTP / AD server from the backup schedule the error is not generated so I’m thinking maybe contention / overlap with the VSA and AD client?
Virtualize Me option missing
Hi all!Based on documentation (11.22) there should be an option for P2V (Virtualize Me) in Command Center:https://documentation.commvault.com/11.22/essential/98093_performing_virtualize_me_for_windows_or_unix_computers.html There is no such thing in my case:What am I missing?Version: 11.22.9. Thanks!
Get VM snapshot size from backup jobs
I need to know the snapshot size from all my vmware clients across all backupsets and subclients in a single report. I will analyze how many free space I need on vmware datastores while backup is running.I see the info on job details, but it would be easier if I have an own report for that in a single view.I tried the powershell module with Get-CVJobDetails, but in the output the snapshot size is missing.Any idea?
How-To backup VMware Custom Attributes
Hello!I’m new on this community, but I’m a CommVault user since 2015. Glad to be here and nice to meet you all!Today I had to urgently (as usual) restore 2 VMs, then I got an email from VMware team saying: “Hey, you missed to write custom attributes on the restored VMs!”Looking at the VMs I noticed that they were right and VMware Custom Attributes were empty. We have +1500 VMs and we use them to keep a log of who installed it, when, which app is running on etc etc.So finally my question is: is there a way to include certain VMware custom attributes in the VSA subclient? And of course restore together with the VM? I don’t want to include all, only the ones I care of.Thanks in advance Stefano
CBT mode issue
I’m getting the error message when making a backup of a Windows VM “Failed to enable changed block tracking [Change tracking cannot be enabled when snapshots are present]”I cannot delete this old snapshot because I need this version of the VM. Do you know any way to make backups of the VM without snapshot so I can use here “Changed Block Tracking” again?
AppAware log backup schedule policy
I’ve configured MS SQL VMs in Hyper-V for AppAware backups in Commvault 11.22.3. As detailed on docs.commvault.com an automatic log backup schedule is created and log backups proceed as planned.In the CommCell Console I can only find them through the client > ‘SQL Server’ > instance > ‘default’ subclient, right-clicking Schedules. They’re shown with an empty Schedule Policy name.They’re not shown in the Schedule Policies section, nor in the Scheduler, so no easy way to manage multiple ones at the same time. What am I missing?
New vCenter, Clients, subclients and existing data
We plan on adding new ESXi (VMware) vCenters to our existing environment. During this our Virtual admins will be adding a couple at a time and then moving the existing VMs over so we will have the old ones in place and new ones.I know I will have to deploy and configure the new vCenter (VSA) client and add the hosts and we use Folders. So the Folder names will be mirrored in the old and new existing vCenter environments. With all that being said how will Commvault treat the first backup on the new vCenter clients? Will they be considered full because they are on new hosts or will it see the existing data and only treat it like an incremental because of how the Global Dedupe policy works? I am curious because if everything is a “full” I won’t have the capacity.Hopefully this makes sense. Thanks.
Last access date vsa client
I know the VSA client, an our hypervisor is VMware, uses a snapshot to perform the backup. Does this process modify the “last access” date for the VM and or files? I know you can configure the File iData agent to track this but cannot find if the snapshot modifies this attribute. Thanks.
Static IP Address for VM LiveSync
We are using Livesync to replicate HyperV VMs into Azure. Once in Azure we are able to power up the VMs without issue, but we are wondering how other users are automating the task of setting a static IP both in the Azure Network settings, and in the Windows Server ipv4 settings. We have tried manually creating the network adapters in Azure, but you aren’t able to select the adapter in the livesync setup.
NAS transport mode backups independent disks
Hello,I have implemeted NAS transport mode for the backups of Vmware Virtual machines residing on a NAS.In books online (https://documentation.commvault.com/11.21/expert/32585_frequently_asked_questions_for_virtual_server_agent_with_vmware.html#how-do-backup-and-restore-operations-handle-independentrdm-disks) I can read that independent disks and RDMs are skipped during the backup. This is what I’m used to when using NDB, Hotadd or SAN transport mode. With NAS transport mode it seems that the independent disk does get a backup. I can even browse it to do restores (VM files or guest files). We are not using intellisnap, so no hardware snapshots are made and the options to include RDM and independent disks are not selected.I double checked in VMware and the disk of the VM is configured as independent, the moment the backup starts, I can see that the other disks of the VM get snapshotted and the independent disk does not get a snapshot as expected. But it is included in the backup job. Do
Kubernetes Node OS Requirement
SP20 doc says that Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported, then you jump to SP21 doc and it says that only 2016 and 2019 are supported.Is this correct?SP20: https://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=123637.htmSP21: https://documentation.commvault.com/11.21/essential/124720_hardware_specifications_for_access_node_for_kubernetes.htmlTks
Changing User Account for a backup?
So we have certain servers/vm’s that are in a controlled environment that only has certain level of permissions to have access to. The primary user account we use for are normal backups does not have access to this environment inside of the Virtual Machine Client for vm backups. I am wondering if there is an easy way to change the user account the vm backups use so that i can have it use my credentials which does have access in order to get a backup through a vm backup?
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