Backup

Completely unsupported method of configuring CommVault clients

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I came across an issue that required me to tweak a global policy in my CommVault environment. Basically I needed to turn off client-side compression for my Oracle servers, but I had a problem, how do I disable it on only the target systems when the policy is defined in my Global Dedupe Policy. CommVault […]

Backup

Using CommVault 1-touch restore

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I have been attempting on and off for a few weeks to get CommVault’s “Virtualize Me” feature working in my environment. My environment is a little unique in the fact that the DR VMware systems are isolated from the CommServe. Because the CommServe needs access to Virtual Center to use Virtualize Me, there is a […]

Backup

Restoring from an alternate library in CommVault

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CommVault is a great product that allows you to perform backups at a primary location, and then send a deduplicated copy to a DR location for recovery. But what if you need to perform a test recovery at the DR location, how do you tell the restore which library to restore from? Step 1: Identify […]

Avamar

EMCWorld – 2 days down

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Day 2 at EMCworld ended with a bang. Lots of great sessions and lots of fun. So far I have seen: The future of consumer driven IT Enterprise IT growing and being as nimble as consumer technology Virtualized information world, where people no longer work on “documents” at “deskops” but work with information from anywhere […]

Avamar

New features in Avamar Desktop/Laptop

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Avamar 6.0 just went RA (apparently 1 step prior to GA) and the EMCWorld session EMC Avamar: Edge for Remote Office and Desktop/Laptop Data Protection, they discussed some of the new features.They started off the session discussing the features and capabilties of the Desktop/Laptop backup solution. Basically it is the same as the serve backup […]

Avamar

Rerun failed Avamar VMDK backup jobs

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With our recent use of VMDK backups via Avamar, I have been annoyed at having to deal with at least 1 failure every night. Resolution would normally require logging into the Avamar console, finding the appropriate machine(s), and relaunching the backup. This assumes that it isn’t a production critical system and can launch a backup […]

Backup

Identifying and Eliminating Backup System Bottlenecks

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I have recently had the opportunity to work with several companies with regards to their backup and recovery environment. Every company is unique – different hardware, different software, different policies, and different requirements. However, one thing remains constant across all of them — Bottlenecks during backup. I found a great article discussing bottlenecks, where they […]