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CommCell Browser Icons and Activity Control
Activity Control for Workstation Backup Agents
The Activity Control feature allows you to enable or disable operations including scheduled operations at the following levels in the CommCell hierarchy:
|CommCell||Allows you to enable/disable all activity, data management, data recovery, auxiliary copy, data aging, deduplication database, and/or content indexing operations for all client computers within the CommCell.|
|Client Computer Groups||Allows you to enable/disable all data management and data recovery operations on all client computers that are members of a client computer group.|
|Client||Allows you to enable/disable all data management, and data recovery operations on a specific client computer.|
|Agent||Allows you to enable/disable the data
protection and/or data
recovery operations of a specific agent on a specific client computer.
SRM Data Collection operations can be enabled/disabled for SRM Agents.
|Subclient||Allows you to enable/disable the data protection of a specific subclient.|
When disabling operations, the CommCell level has the highest precedence while a subclient has the lowest precedence. For example, if you disable data management operations at the CommCell level, then all data management operations throughout the CommCell are disabled regardless of the corresponding settings of the individual client computer groups, client computers, agents, and subclients. If, however, a data management operation is enabled at the CommCell level, you can still disable data management operations at the client computer groups, client computer, agent, subclient levels, if the option is available at that level. By default, all operations are enabled at all levels of the CommCell hierarchy.
If an operation is disabled at any level of the CommCell hierarchy, it can be re-enabled by specifying the date and time at which the operation activity will start on the specified level.
The icons associated with the CommServe and Clients in the CommCell Browser include information on the activity control options for data management and/or data recovery operation in that specific entity, i.e., CommServe or the Client. The icons have two arrows - out-bound to denote activity control for data protection operations and in-coming to denote activity control for data recovery operations. These arrows appear in green when the activity control is enabled, and in red when disabled.
The following table further illustrates how to interpret the arrows in these icons. Note that the icons may vary depending on the entity. For a comprehensive list of all icons in the CommCell Console, see CommCell Console Icons.
|If the incoming arrow is:||And the outgoing arrow is:||Then the icon denotes:|
|green||green||a Client with both Data Protection and Data Recovery jobs enabled.|
|green||red||a Client with only Data Protection jobs disabled.|
|red||green||a Client with only Data Recovery jobs disabled.|
|red||red||a Client with both Data Protection and Data Recovery jobs disabled.|
Note that the icons do not reflect the status of other activity control options that may be available in these entities.
Activity Control for Workstation Backup Agents includes controlling the backup, recovery, scheduling, and content management capabilities of the Workstation Backup clients. In addition, the following operational controls are also available from the CommCell Console:
By default the changes made to the activity control settings from the CommCell Console will be reflected on the clients after 24 hours.
Activity Control can be set at the following levels:
Operations performed with this feature are recorded in the Audit Trail. See Audit Trail for more information.
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