Jobs on a Storage Policy Copy

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Overview

Manually Retain a Job on a Storage Policy Copy

Manually Select a Job To be Copied to a Selective Copy

Prune a Job From a Storage Policy Copy

Disable a Job From a Storage Policy Copy

Support Information - Storage Policy Copy


Overview

The software provides information about the jobs that are written to each storage policy copy of a Storage Policy used for iDataAgent data protection operations, DataArchiver Agent archiving operations, or a Disaster Recovery Backup Storage Policy. These jobs can be viewed from the View Jobs option on the copy. Once selected, jobs for these storage policies are displayed in the Jobs for Storage Policy Copy window. Disaster Recovery backups on a Disaster Recovery Backup storage policy can be viewed from the DR Backups for Copy window.

Status Levels

From these windows, jobs are displayed with the following status levels:

Status Copy Type When Displayed
Available Primary, Synchronous, and Selective Data is available on the primary copy for data recovery, data aging, and auxiliary copy operations. On the secondary copy, this status displays after data is copied from the primary copy and is now available for data recovery and data aging operations.
Available and Retained Primary, Synchronous, and Selective A job is retained and will not be pruned when a data aging operation is run.
Not Selected Selective A job has not been manually selected for being copied to a selective copy.
Partial Synchronous and Selective Data is partially copied from the primary copy.
Partial & Not Selected Selective A job was partially copied and de-selected for being copied to a selective copy.
To Be Copied Selective and Synchronous Data is selected to be copied from the primary copy to the secondary copy.
To Be Copied and Deferred Selective and Synchronous Data is selected to be copied from the primary copy to the secondary copy, and it has not met the specified number of deferred days.

The View Jobs option is useful in various circumstances, including the following:


Manually Retain a Job on a Storage Policy Copy

The Retain Job feature allows you to prevent a job from being pruned during a data aging operation. A job can be manually retained from the Jobs for Storage Policy Copy window. Once a job is selected to be retained, the status for that job is displayed as Available and Retained in the Status column. Once selected, this job will not be pruned when a data aging operation is run. Once retained, the job can be de-selected for manual retention using the Do Not Retain Job Option. For more information, see Manually Retain a Job on a Storage Policy Copy.


Manually Select a Job To be Copied to a Selective Copy

During an auxiliary copy operation, a full data protection operation is copied to the selective copy. The data protection operation that is selected for the copy is automatically selected by the software according to rules specified in the Selective Copy tab of the Storage Policy Properties dialog box when the copy was created. However, if you manually select a job to be copied to a selective copy, a full data protection operation will be copied to it during an auxiliary copy operation. This can be especially useful for those needing to control the full data protection operations that are copied to the selective copy.

First view the list of jobs that are not selected to be copied. To view the jobs on this selective copy, see View the Jobs of a Storage Policy Copy. While configuring this operation, remember to check the Jobs that will not be copied option in the Jobs in Storage Policy Advanced Filter Options dialog box.

The Jobs for Storage Policy Copy window will display the jobs that will not be copied to the selective copy. From here, you can right-click on the job that you want to copy to the selective copy, and select the Select for copy option.

When the job is selected, the job is displayed with a status of To be Copied. The job will now be copied to selective copy during the next auxiliary copy operation.

You can also deselect the job for the copy by simply right-clicking on the job and selecting the Deselect for Copy option.


Prune a Job From a Storage Policy Copy

The job-based pruning feature allows you manage the aging of your data and tape rotation manually. If your jobs are unnecessarily taking up crucial media resources and you do not want to wait until these jobs meet the specified storage policy copy retention criteria, these jobs can be individually pruned.

Pruning a job from a copy will remove the job permanently from the CommServe database before it has exceeded its retention criteria. The software will also prune all jobs that are dependent on the job you have selected for pruning. For example, if you select a full data protection operation job to be pruned, all subsequent jobs will be pruned up to the next full data protection operation. Also, if an incremental or differential data protection operation job is selected, only that job will be pruned. In addition, if the most recent full data protection operation is pruned from the primary storage policy copy, the next job of that subclient will be converted to a full data protection operation.

A job can be pruned from a copy from the Jobs for Storage Policy Copy window. For more information, see Delete a Job.

Once pruned from the copy, by default the job cannot be restored during a data recovery operation. However, if you have the need to recover such data, see Accessing Aged Data.

  • For all agents, pruning a job may prevent you from recovering any data from the data protection operation cycle.
  • In job-based pruning for the Image Level ProxyHost iDataAgent, if you prune an incremental backup, all subsequent backups will be pruned up to the next full backup.
  • In job-based pruning for the Microsoft Exchange Server Database iDataAgent, if you prune an incremental or differential backup, all subsequent backups will be pruned up to the next full backup.
  • Within the Microsoft Windows File System, in job-based pruning for the Windows XP (32 and 64 bit) iDataAgent and the Windows Server 2003 iDataAgent, ASR backups are treated independently. If you prune an ASR Backup, it will only prune the data protection operations that you select.
  • Job-based pruning for Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and DB2 is only supported for selective copies.
  • In job-based pruning for the Microsoft SQL Server iDataAgent:
    • If you prune a differential backup, all subsequent differential data protection operations will be pruned up to the next full backup.
    • If you prune a log backup, all subsequent log backups will be pruned up to the next differential or full backup.

Disable a Job From a Storage Policy Copy

The Disable for Copy feature allows you to manage your Auxiliary Copy operations manually. This feature is useful if an auxiliary copy operation fails to read data that is on a bad media and cannot continue. When media becomes bad or inoperable, the Auxiliary Copy operation is not able to successfully copy data from that media to the destination media.

Marking a job disabled from a storage policy copy removes the capability of a job (that may be on bad media) to be copied during an Auxiliary Copy operation. A disabled full data protection operation is also not counted as a valid cycle during a data aging operation. The software will also disable those jobs that are dependent on the job you have selected to be marked disabled. For example, if you select a full data protection operation to be disabled, all subsequent data protection operations will be disabled up to the next full data protection operation. Also, if an incremental or differential data protection operation job is selected, only that job will be disabled. In addition, if the most recent full data protection operation is disabled from the primary storage policy copy, the next data protection operation of that subclient will be converted to a full data protection operation.

Jobs can be disabled on a copy from the Jobs for Storage Policy Copy window. For more information, see Disable/Enable a Job From Storage Policy Copy.

  • In marking a job disabled for the Image Level ProxyHost iDataAgent, if you disable an incremental backup, all subsequent backups will be disabled up to the next full backup.
  • In marking a job disabled for the Microsoft Exchange Server Database iDataAgent, if you disable an incremental or differential backup, all subsequent backups will be disabled up to the next full backup.
  • Within the Microsoft Windows File System, in marking a job disabled for the Windows XP (32 and 64 bit) iDataAgent and the Windows Server 2003 iDataAgent, ASR backups are treated independently. If you disable an ASR Backup, it will disable the data protection operations that you select.
  • Marking a job disabled for Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and DB2 is only supported for selective copies.
  • In marking a job disabled for the Microsoft SQL Server iDataAgent:
    • If you disable a differential backup, all subsequent differential data protection operations will be disabled up to the next full backup.
    • If you disable a log backup, all subsequent log backups will be disabled up to the next differential or full backup.

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