Configuring Metallic Cloud Storage Service

You can configure the Metallic Cloud Storage Service as a storage target in a CommCell.

Before You Begin

Review the Prerequisites needed to configure Metallic Cloud Storage Service.


  1. From the Command Center go to Storage > Cloud in the navigation pane.

    The Cloud page appears.

  2. In the upper right of the page, click Add.

    The Cloud storage type page appears.

  3. Click the Metallic recovery reserve tile.

    The Add Metallic recovery reserve page appears.

  4. In the Name box, type a name for the storage.

  5. From the MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent that will write the data to the storage.

  6. From the Location list, select the cloud storage location.

    Recommended: Choose a location nearest to the MediaAgent.


    If the Metallic recovery reserve user agreement is not accepted while applying license, the Location list will be empty and a message will be displayed at the top-right side of the page. You must accept the service agreement to proceed further. For more information, see License Administration for Metallic Recovery Reserve.

  7. Optional: By default, deduplication is enabled for the storage. If you want to disable deduplication, slide the Use deduplication toggle key to the left. Skip to step 10.

  8. Click Add to specify the deduplication database location.

    The Add Deduplication DB location dialog box is displayed.

  9. Add the following information:

    • From the MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent that will be used to access the deduplication DB location.

    • In the Deduplication DB location box, browse and select the path of the deduplication database (DDB).

    • Click Save.

  10. Click Save in the Metallic recovery reserve page.


The Metallic Cloud Storage Service will be saved and listed in the Cloud page. From the navigation pane , click Storage > Cloud and then click the required storage, to view the details associated with the storage.


It may take a few minutes (approximately 15 minutes) to create the container. As a result, the Status will be displayed as Offline, in the Container area. Wait for Status to turn Ready to use the storage.

What to Do Next

Perform a Test Backup to ensure that you are able to successfully backup data to the storage.