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Modifying an Agent, Instance, or Subclient

There are several configurable properties available for your agent that can be modified from the agent, instance, or subclient level as per need.

The following table describes the properties that can configured from the agent, instance, and subclient levels.

Option

Description

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Change Storage Policies

You can modify the storage policies in any of the following situations:

  • To include a different media for the backup operation.
  • To use a storage policy with a different retention criteria.

    You can change the storage policies from the subclient level.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Select the Storage policy from the drop-down menu.
  1. Click OK.

Refer to Storage Policies.

Rename a Subclient

You can rename a subclient:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Type the new name in the Subclient name field.
  4. Click OK.

 

Data Transfer Options

You can configure the available resources for transferring data secured by data protection operations from the subclient level. This includes the following:

  • Enable or disable Data Compression either on the client or on the MediaAgent.
  • Configure the transfer of data in the network using the options for Network Bandwidth Throttling and Network Agents.

    You can configure the data transfer options.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Click Data Transfer Option tab.
  5. Choose the appropriate software compression option for this subclient.
  6. Select Throttle Network Bandwidth and set the required bandwidth.
  1. Click OK.

Refer to Data Compression and Network Bandwidth Throttling.

View Data Paths

You can view the data paths associated with the primary storage policy copy of the selected storage policy or incremental storage policy. You can also modify the data paths including their priority from the subclient level.

  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Select Storage Policy from the drop-down menu.
  1. Click Data Paths.

 

Configure a Subclient for Pre and Post Processing of Data Protection

You can add, modify or view Pre-processes and Post-processes for the subclient. These are batch files or shell scripts that you can run before or after certain job phases.

  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Pre/Post Process.
  4. Click one of the following phases and type the full path of the process that you want to execute during that phase. Alternatively, click Browse to locate the process (applicable only for paths that do not contain any spaces).
    • Pre-Backup Process
    • Post-Backup Process
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Run Post Backup Process for all attempts to run a post backup process for all attempts.
  7. For subclients on Windows platforms, Run As displays Not Selected.

    If you want to change the account that has permission to run these commands, click Change.

    1. In the User Account dialog box, select Use Local System Account, or select Impersonate User and enter the user name and password. click OK.
    2. If you selected Local System Account, click OK to the message advising you that commands using this account have rights to access all data on the client computer.

Refer to Pre-processes and Post-processes.

Configure Activity Control

You can enable backup and restore operations from the agent and subclient level. However, you can enable restore operations only from the agent level.

  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Activity Control, and then select or clear options as required.
  1. Click OK.

Refer to Activity Control.

Enable and Disable Data Encryption

When you configure encryption at the client level, it is configured automatically for all the subclients associated with all the agents installed on that client. If you want to disable or change the encryption at the subclient level, follow the steps given below:

  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Encryption.
  4. Select the desired encryption.
  1. Click OK.

Refer to Data Encryption.

View Software Version and Installed Updates

At the client level, the Version tab of the Properties dialog box displays the software version of the component.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click the appropriate client, and then click Properties.
  3. Select the Version tab.
  1. Click OK.

 

CommCell Configuration Report

The CommCell Configuration Report provides the properties of the CommServe, MediaAgents, clients, agents, subclients, and storage policies within the CommCell based on the selected filter criteria.

  1. From the CommCell browser, click Reports icon.
  2. Select CommCell Configuration.
  3. Click Run.

Refer to CommCell Configuration.

Last modified: 5/28/2018 12:29:14 PM