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Getting remote backups over s WAN started

Getting remote backups over s WAN started

Getting remote backups over s WAN started


Lots of people (even me!) know that if you have a server in a way off distant location, linked by a WAN, and it's just too slow to allow for a full backup back to the Media Agent, then you can do a full backup once to a local disk, bring that disk back to your MA, and then only ever do incremental backups from then on, with a synthetic full (say) once a week. All good.

But: OK, I take a drive, let's say a simple high capacity USB drive, to the remote server for its first backup.

1: Presumably I need to temporarily install the MA software on that remote server so that Simpana will write to my disk?

2: Presumably I need to create a new storage policy to receive that data?

3: OK, so I bring the disk back to my central MA and plug it in. That MA doesn't know about that disk. What do I do now? Go into Library & Drive config and configure that disk? Will L&DC even let me create a mag library in a folder that already has files in it?

4. How do I get the data off that disk onto my regular storage policy?

Thanks in advance!

RE: Getting remote backups over s WAN started


1. Correct...or else if you assigned the remote maglib (usb disk) to the central MA then all your data would bounce over the lan and back again
2. Depends if you have GridStor...if you have then you could just add new datapath, make sure round robin isn't selected  & select 'use preferred'...if no GridStor then use a new SP
3. Do a 'migrate maglib' to the cental MA,  bring the disk back...plug it in and copy the data to the new maglib
4. you can't change Storage Policy

CommVault Certified Engineer

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