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Changing the Indexing MediaAgent (Indexing Version 2)

You can change the MediaAgent that performs Version 2 indexing for one or more CommCell entities either by using the Change Index Server Workflow or by changing the indexing MediaAgent.

Note: After changing the indexing MediaAgent, if you immediately perform a browse operation or a find operation on a large set of data, these operations may take a significant amount of time to complete.

Procedure 1: Changing an Indexing MediaAgent Using the Change Index Server Workflow

You can use the Change Index Server workflow to change the MediaAgent used for indexing on one or more clients or client groups. You can also use the Change Index Server workflow to move all of the indexing associations from one MediaAgent to another MediaAgent. This method is useful for bulk changes to indexing MediaAgent associations.

Note: To use the Change Index Server workflow, you must have the Workflow Engine installed in your CommCell environment, and then download the Change Index Server workflow from the Commvault Store. For more information about workflows, see Workflow: Overview.

  1. Open the CommCell Console.
  2. In the CommCell Browser, click Workflows.
  3. In the Workflows tab, right-click Change Index Server, and then click Execute.
  4. In the Change Index Server Options dialog box, click the Run workflow on list, and then select the Workflow Engine you want to use.
  5. Next to Choose the Component, select one of the following CommCell entity types for which you want to perform the operation:
    • To point the backup sets of a list of clients from one index server to another index server, click Clients.
    • To point the backup sets of the clients within a client group from one index server to another index server, click Client Groups.
    • To point the backup sets associated to one index server to another index server, click MediaAgent.
    • To point the backup sets associated to one agent from one index server to another index server, click Agent.
  6. Optional: To configure an alert for the workflow, click Advanced, and then add an alert. For more information, see Alerts and Notifications - Creating an Alert Rule.
  7. Optional: To schedule the workflow, click Job Initiation, and then select the schedule options. For more information, see Scheduling.
  8. Click OK.
  9. On the dialog box that appears, click the CommCell entity list to select the entity for which you want to change the indexing MediaAgent. For client computers, you can select multiple check boxes to perform the operation on multiple clients.
  10. Click the New Index Server list, and then select the MediaAgent that you want to use for indexing operations on the selected CommCell entities.

    Note: In order to be selected, the new MediaAgent must have read/write access to a mount path in the client storage policy's default library.

  11. Click OK.

    A confirmation message appears.

Procedure 2: Changing the Indexing MediaAgent for a Backup Set or Subclient

You can change the MediaAgent used for indexing operations for a specific backup set.

If subclient indexing is enabled, you can change the MediaAgent used for indexing operations for a specific subclient.

Note: When the indexing MediaAgent is changed for a backup set or subclient, the system will not immediately delete the old index database from the original index server. Instead, the original index server will age off the old index database after 7 days, as if it were a secondary index server.

  1. Open the CommCell Console.
  2. In the CommCell Browser, click Client Computers>client >agent.
  3. Right-click the backup set or subclient, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Index tab.
  5. Click the Index Server list, and then select the MediaAgent that you want to use for indexing the backup set or subclient.

    Note: In order to be selected, the new MediaAgent must have read/write access to a mount path in the client storage policy's default library.

  6. Click OK.

Last modified: 11/26/2018 8:28:49 PM