Modifying a File System Replication

You can edit an existing replication to change the filer details, replication schedule, and so on.


  1. Open a web browser and log in to the Web Console. See Accessing the Web Console.
  2. Click Storage Replication.

    A list of replication jobs in progress is displayed.

  3. Edit an existing replication:
    1. Click the appropriate replication name to edit the replication configuration.
    2. In the Replication Name box, type a name for the replication.

      The new replication name is used in the next scheduled replication job.

    3. Optional: In the Description box, enter a new description for the replication.
    4. In the Path box, type the source and destination filer location.

      If you change the destination filer, the data is restored to the selected destination filer.

    5. In the Username and Password boxes, type the user name and password for the source filer and the destination filer.
    6. In the MediaAgent box, select the source and destination MediaAgents.

      If you change the source MediaAgent, a new subclient is created on the selected MediaAgent and backups will be performed on that MediaAgent. The first backup job will be a full backup if it is a new subclient on that MediaAgent.

      If you change the destination MediaAgent, an auxiliary job copies the data to the selected destination MediaAgent and the copy on this MediaAgent is used for restore to the destination filer.

    7. In the Storage Policy list, select the storage policy associated to the source MediaAgent.

      Only the storage policies with secondary copy that have DASH copy enabled with Disk Optimized Copy option are displayed.

    8. Optional: To use an existing primary copy associated with the storage policy for restores, select the Use Primary Copy check box.

      When you a select the primary copy associated with the source storage policy, the data is restored to the destination filer from the source MediaAgent directly; therefore, no auxiliary copy job is run.

    9. In the Copy Name list, select the storage policy copy associated to the destination MediaAgent.
    10. In the Schedule Daily At list, select the appropriate time schedule.

      If you change the schedule time, the next replication job runs at the newly scheduled time.

    11. Optional: To enforce restoring data from the destination MediaAgent to the destination filer even when there is no new data found on the source MediaAgent, select the Force Sync check box.

      When you select the Force Sync option, a full backup job runs on the source MediaAgent. During restores, if the files on the destination filer have a newer time stamp than the files on the source filer, then those files are not replaced; all other files are replaced.

    12. To save the file system replication configuration changes and run the replication job, click Apply & Run.

      To track the replication progress, click the appropriate replication name in the Storage Replication page.

Last modified: 1/15/2018 6:22:06 AM