Hybrid File Store Use Cases


You can use the Hybrid File Store solution to support the following scenarios.

NFS Clients That Do Not Have a Corresponding File System Agent (For example, Teradata)

Commvault does not have an agent for Teradata. Hybrid File Store provides the solution to protect data generated by Teradata.

FTP Server That Uses the Commvault ContentStore

Configure an FTP server to write data to the ContentStore.

Oracle RMAN Backups

You can perform Oracle RMAN incremental and full backups that send the data to Hybrid File Store.

Hadoop Cold Storage

You can use Hybrid File Store for Hadoop Cold Storage that is not frequently read. Hybrid File Store has the benefits of deduplication and inexpensive storage.

Mainframe Data Dumps

IBM mainframe computers can dump data to a VTL whose backing store can be Hybrid File Store. This way mainframes can use existing command line backup commands to write to a tape library and at the same time have the benefits of Commvault ContentStore.

Frequently Generated Data That is Rarely Accessed

Applications that frequently  generate data but rarely access it, such as audio/video surveillance applications can directly dump data to Hybrid File Store without the need for a dedicated file server. The traditional data protection method is to store this data in a file server and then periodically run a backup job to protect this data. For this kind of applications, there is no need for this intermediate step. This will reduce hardware and administrative costs.

Data and Image Storage

Oceanography and medical imaging applications that generate a large amount of data can dump the data to the Hybrid File Store. The Hybrid File Store acts as a local site to users so that users can collaborate and work on the data.

Netezza Backups

You can use Hybrid File Store as a repository for your Netezza backups.

Live Mount Operation and Clone Operation on an Oracle Database

With the Commvault Hybrid File Store array as the image copy location for the Oracle agent, you can perform live mount operations and clone operations.