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Creating a Storage Policy with Global Deduplication

You can create a storage policy with deduplication and assign it to a storage pool with global deduplication to use the data paths and deduplication settings of a global deduplication policy.

You can create a storage policy by using the Create a Storage Policy wizard.

Alternatively, you can automate the creation of a storage policy associated with a global deduplication enabled storage pool by using the sp_creation.xml configuration file. For more information, see Creating a Global Deduplication Enabled Storage Policy.

Before You Begin

Before assigning a storage policy to a storage pool with global deduplication, observe the following limitations or restrictions:

  • Assign the storage pool with global deduplication at the time of storage policy or copy creation.

    Once assigned, you can neither change nor disable the storage pool.

  • You cannot modify existing storage policy copies for global deduplication.
  • No two storage policy copies in a storage policy can be associated with the same storage pool.
  • You cannot associate client computers to the global deduplication policy. You can associate them only to the standard storage policy.
  • When you configure global deduplication for multiple storage policy copies, ensure that the MediaAgents of all copies have access to the deduplication database (DDB).

Gather Storage Policy Data

Required Information

Details

Storage Policy Type

Data Protection and Archiving

Storage Policy Name

Name of the storage policy.

For example: SP_for_VMWareBackups.

Storage Pool

Select a storage pool with global deduplication or without global deduplication.

Name of the storage pool with global deduplication enabled that you want to associate this storage policy.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies.
  2. Right-click Storage Policies, and then click New Storage Policy.

    The Create Storage Policy Wizard opens. Follow the instructions in the storage policy creation wizard.

  3. Click Finish to create the storage policy.

    The new storage policy appears under the Storage Policies node.

Last modified: 10/9/2019 9:34:47 AM