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Design a Storage Policy

Backup My Data to Disk


Design a Storage Policy

Summary

The configuration of a storage policy depends on your environment.

Storage policies act as the primary channels through which data is included in data protection and data recovery operations. A storage policy forms the primary logical entity through which a subclient or instance is backed up. Its chief function is to map data from its original location to physical media. The system provides a default iDataAgent storage policy for each media library, stand-alone, or disk drive once they are configured.

You can create storage policies to:

There are two types of storage policies; they are:

It is good practice to limit the number of storage policies in your CommCell environment; this will better utilize your media since media cannot be shared across storage policies. Limiting the number of storage policies means using less media to store your data. Whereas, having many storage policies in your environment would utilize much more media to store the same amount of data.

Resolution

Create a storage policy.

Backup My Data to Disk

Summary

Storage policies act as the primary channels through which data is included in data protection and data recovery operations. A storage policy forms the primary logical entity through which a subclient or instance is backed up. Its chief function is to map data from its original location to a physical media. The system provides a default iDataAgent storage policy for each media library, stand-alone, or disk drive once they are configured. In order to backup data to disk, you will need to create a storage policy pointing to a disk library. A disk library is a virtual library associated with one or more mount paths. The disk library does not represent a specific hardware entity; it is a software entity that contains a list of mount paths through which data can be sent to a disk media.

Resolution

Step 1: Create a disk library.

Step 2: Create a storage policy pointing to the disk library.

Step 3: Associate the subclient containing your data to the storage policy.

Step 4: Run or schedule a data protection (backup) operation for the subclient.

 


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