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Cloud Storage - Online Help

Table of Contents

Add / Edit Cloud Storage (General)

Add / Edit Cloud Storage (Advanced)

Library Properties (General)

Library Properties (Mount Paths)

Library Properties (Associations)

Library Properties (Security)

Mount Path Properties (General)

Mount Path Properties (Allocation Policy)

Mount Path Properties (Deduplication DBs)

Mount Path Properties (Shared Disk Device)

Media Properties (Data on Media <Media ID>)

Cloud Storage MediaAgent Properties

Add / Edit Cloud Storage (General)

Use this dialog box to add or edit a cloud storage device or add a MediaAgent to an existing cloud storage device.

Name

Specifies the name of the Cloud Library.

Device Name

Specifies the unique device name generated by the system.

Type

Specifies the type of the cloud storage server. Select the server type of the cloud storage device.

MediaAgent

Specifies the name of the MediaAgent to which the device is attached. Select a MediaAgent from the list to add to the cloud storage device. The list contains the names of all the MediaAgents configured in the CommCell.

Access Information

Specifies the credentials required to access the cloud storage space. This information varies with the type of the cloud storage server. This field is displayed only when a new device is added.

Access information for various server types are listed below:

Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service

Amazon Glacier

Amazon S3

AT&T Synaptic Storage

Caringo CAStor

China Mobile oNest

DDN WOS

Dell DX Object Storage Platform

EMC Atmos

Google Cloud Storage

HDS Hitachi Content Platform

HGST Storage

Huawei Object Storage

Microsoft Azure Storage

OpenStack Object Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage (S3 Compatible)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic

Rackspace Cloud Files

Telefonica Open Cloud Object Storage

Verizon Cloud Storage

VMware vCloud Air Object Storage

Add / Edit Cloud Storage (Advanced)

Proxy Server

Select if there is a proxy server between MediaAgent and Cloud Storage Server.

Proxy Address

Specify the proxy server ip address or the host name.

Port

Specify the port number to connect through the proxy.

User Name

Specify the user name used to access the proxy server.

Password

Specify the password of the specified user account.

Verify Password

Retype the password for confirmation.

Library Properties (General)

Use this dialog box to view or modify the properties of a Cloud Storage library.

Library Name

The alias provided by the user, for the library. The alias can be changed at any time without affecting the ability to restore data that may have already been backed up using the library.

Cloud Vendor Type

The name of the cloud library vendor.

Associated MediaAgents

The name of the MediaAgent(s) that control the library.

Number of Mount Paths

The total number of mount paths defined for the library.

Status

The status of the library.

A library's online/offline status reflects its logical availability to the MediaAgent, not its physical availability. For example, a library can be enabled even if it is physically unavailable due to hardware failure.

Enable Library

Select the Enable Library option to bring the library online and make it available for use. Clear this option to take the library offline. When a library is offline, all the mount paths are inaccessible to the MediaAgent.

Hide Library

Indicates whether the library should be visible in the CommCell Console. When selected, the library will not be visible when the Show hidden libraries option available in Service Configuration tab of Media Management Configuration dialog box is disabled.

Mark Library Offline for Maintenance

Select this option to make the library unavailable for read/write operations such as backup, restore or auxiliary copy operations. However, the library will be available to perform other administrative tasks.

This option is useful when you wish to perform administrative or maintenance tasks on the library.

Mark Archive files as Read-Only

When selected, the system creates archive files in the library with read-only permissions.

Timeouts (in Minutes)

The timeout parameter determines how long a job waits for a status response after an operation is requested. If the job does not receive a success or failure status within the timeout period, the job is terminated and a failure message is displayed. You can set the following timeout periods:

  • Mount

    The number of minutes used to mount the library for read/write operations.

  • Unmount

    The number of minutes used to unmount the library after a read/write operation.

Offline Reason

Indicates the offline reason, when the Status of the library is displayed as Offline.

Description

Use this field to enter a description about the entity. This description can include information about the entity's content, cautionary notes, etc.

Library Properties (Mount Paths)

Use this dialog box to view or modify the mount path properties of a Cloud Storage library.

Attributes

Mount Path Usage

The following parameters are applicable when there are several mount paths in the library:

  • Fill and spill mount paths

    Specifies that the system should completely consume (fill) the free space in a mount path before utilizing another mount path.

  • Spill and fill mount paths

    Specifies that the system should round-robin (spill) between the available mount paths for each job.

Mount Path Allocation Policy

  • Maximum Allowed Writers

    When selected, maximum number of concurrent writers on the library will be established.

  • Allocate No. of Writers

    When selected, allows you to establish the maximum number of writers on the library.

Library Properties (Associations)

Use this dialog box to identify the storage policies and the storage policy copies accessing the library. The following information is displayed for each storage policy accessing the library:

  • Storage Policy

    The name of the storage policy accessing the library.

  • Copy Name

    The name of the storage policy copy accessing the library.

Library Properties (Security)

See Entity Properties (Security) for more information.

Mount Path Properties (General)

Use this dialog box to view or modify the mount path properties of a cloud storage library.

Properties

  • Mount Path

    The path to which the data is written to and read from.

  • Free Space

    Not applicable for cloud storage.

  • Size on Disk

    The total amount of backup data that is stored in the mount path.

    By default, the size information will not be updated. To update this information, enable the Process volume size updates for cloud mount paths option in Media Management Configuration - Service Configuration tab.

    This option is not applicable for cloud storage libraries in Direct Glacier.

  • Free Space

    Not applicable for cloud storage.

Description

Use this field to enter a description about the entity. This description can include information about the entity's content, cautionary notes, etc.

Status

  • Status

    The status of the mount path.

  • Enable Mount Path

    Select this option to bring the mount path online and make it available for use. Clear this option to take the mount path offline. (To disable the mount path for write operations and make the data available for read operations, use the Disable mount path for write in the Allocation Policytab.

    A mount path's online/offline status reflects its logical availability to the MediaAgent, not its physical availability. For example, a mount path can be enabled even if it is physically unavailable due to hardware failure.

  • Offline Reason

    Indicates the offline reason, when the Status of the mount path is displayed as Offline.

Device

The following information is displayed for shared static mount paths.

  • Device Alias Name

    The alias provided by the user, for the device. The alias can be changed at any time without affecting the ability to restore data that may have already been backed up using the library.

  • Device Enabled

    When selected, the device is enabled and available for use.

    When cleared the device is disabled and hence inaccessible to the MediaAgent.

    A device's online/offline status reflects its logical availability to the MediaAgent, not its physical availability. For example, a device can be enabled even if it is physically unavailable due to hardware failure.

Mount Path Properties (Allocation Policy)

Use this dialog box to view or modify the usage properties specified for the mount path of a cloud storage library.

Mount Path Allocation Policy

  • Maximum Allowed Writers

    Specifies the maximum number of concurrent writers on the mount path.

  • Allocate No. of Writers

    By default, maximum number of concurrent writers are allocated on the mount path. To limit the number of writers, type the number of concurrent writers that you want to allocate.

  • Disable mount path for new data

    Specifies that the mount path will not be available for writing data. However read operations can be performed on the data available in the mount path. (If you wish to take the mount path offline, clear the Enable MountPath option in the General tab.)

  • Enable Pruning of Aged Data

    By default, pruning is enabled. To prevent pruning of aged data, clear the check box.

    Enable Micro Pruning

    When selected, for cloud storage configured with deduplication, data will be pruned from the cloud storage as soon as the backup jobs associated with that DDB meets the retention rules, without sealing the DDB.

    Note: This option will not be available/applicable for cloud storage products that do not support micro pruning. See Micro Pruning support for a list.

  • Select MediaAgents for pruning aged data based on the associated copy's datapath

    By default, pruning request is sent to any MediaAgent that has access to the library, irrespective of whether the MediaAgent is part of the datapath or not.

    Select this check box to send the pruning request to only those MediaAgents associated with the datapaths in the Storage Policy copy.

Space Allocation

  • No Restriction

    Specifies that there is not space restriction.

  • Do not consume more than n GB

    Specifies that only the specified amount of space will be used to store valid data.

Mount Path Properties (Deduplication DBs)

Use this dialog box to view the Deduplication Databases, Storage Policies, Storage Policy Copies that are associated with the selected mount paths.

  • DDB Name

    Displays the active or sealed deduplication database name that is associated with the mount path.

  • Storage Policy/Copy

    Displays the storage policy and storage policy copy name.

  • Sealed Time

    Displays the sealed time of the deduplication database.

Mount Path Properties (Shared Disk Device)

Use this dialog box to view the properties of the shared disk device that is associated with the mount path of a cloud storage library.

Controllers

  • MediaAgent

    Displays the name of the MediaAgent that will control the library.

  • Path

    Displays the location of the mount path.

  • Username

    Displays the user name that is used to access the mount path.

  • Access

    Displays the access type.

    • If the access type is Read, then that mount path is used only for read operations.
    • If the access type is Read/Write, then that mount path is used for both read and write operations.
  • Maximum Allowed Writers

    Specifies the maximum number of concurrent writers on the mount path.

  • Enabled

    Specifies that the mount path is available for use. Clear this option to take the mount path offline.

  • Accessible

    Specifies that the mount path is ready for accessible.

  • Transport Type

    Displays the supported transportation types through which the mount path is shared with all the MediaAgents.

  • Device Controller

    Displays the name of the MediaAgent that controls the library and the access type.

Media Properties (Data on Media <Media ID>)

Use this dialog box to view the contents of a media or a disk mount path.

Total Size of Chunks

The sum of all chunks of data stored in the media.

Size of Valid Data

The approximate amount of valid data that is available on the media. This is the data that can be restored and does not include data from failed/killed/disabled jobs. Note that valid data does not include aged data.

Required by Auxiliary Copy

Indicates whether the media has been copied to a secondary copy or not. (Auxiliary copy operation is performed to make copies of a media.)

Retain Data Until

The time until which the data on the media should be retained.

The following information is displayed for the each of the jobs associated with the data on the media.

  • Job ID

    The number allocated by the Job Manager for the data protection job.

  • Status

    The current status of the data. (Completed, Failed, Killed, Partial or Active if the job is in progress.)

  • Client

    The client computer that performed the data protection operation.

  • DataAgent

    The agent that performed the data protection operation.

  • Instance

    The level in the CommCell Browser that represents the database that was backed up.

  • Backup set

    The backup set under which the operation was performed.

  • Subclient

    The subclient that performed the data protection operation.

  • Backup Level

    The type of backup that was conducted. (full, incremental, differential, synthetic full, etc.)

  • Cycles/Sequences

    The cycle number/sequence number of the data protection operation.

  • Archive File Type

    The type of data in the archive file. (Data or Log)

  • Backup Time

    The date and time when the data protection operation was completed.

  • Retain Until

    The time until which the data on the media should be retained.

  • Side

    The side of the media used by the data protection operation.

  • Archive File

    The archive file name generated by the application.

    Applies only to Oracle, DB2, Informix, SAP for Oracle, SAP for MAXDB and Sybase iDataAgents. (For other agents, this column will appear blank.)

  • Storage policy Copy

    The storage policy copy associated with the backup job.

  • Data Written

    The size of the data stored in the media for the corresponding archive file.

  • Size of the Backup

    The size of the backup job (application data and index).

Cloud Storage MediaAgent Properties

This dialog box displays the Cloud Storage MediaAgent properties.

Device Name

Displays the Cloud Storage device name.

MediaAgent

Specifies the name of the MediaAgent attached to the Cloud Storage device.

Last modified: 1/8/2018 3:31:28 PM