New Features for Storage in 11.25

Support for Commvault VTL 2.0

Commvault VTL 2.0 is a disk-based library that emulates the traditional tape devices and formats. Backup streams sent to the virtual tape drives are written to and restored from disk. Commvault VTL 2.0 can be seamlessly integrated into an existing tape backup infrastructure, with improved backup and restore time, as disk based backup offers improved performance.

For more information, see Commvault VTL 2.0.

Storage Optimizations for Non-Deduplicated Data in Cloud Storage Combined Tiers to Reduce Restore Costs

Non-deduplicated data stored in Commvault combined storage tiers is optimized to simplify restores. Commvault index data that is required for restores is stored in the frequent access tier to avoid the recall of index data during a restore. This provides the following benefits:

  • Archive restores using browse and restore occur faster, without the need to recall index data.

  • You can manage (create, remove) index data without incurring early deletion charges from the cloud provider.

For more information, see the following topics:

Recall Index Data Automatically From Cloud Archive Storage

When you browse and restore data from an archive cloud storage repository, the Cloud Storage workflow recalls the index automatically.

Combined storage tier cloud libraries receive indexes faster from a warm tier. Direct to Cloud Archive Storage recalls incur the archival recall delay, based on the cloud storage service being used.

For more information, see Recalling Index Data from Archive Cloud Storage.

Create Hybrid File Store Share Using SMB Protocol

You can create a hybrid file store share on a Windows MediaAgent using the SMB interface. The SMB interface allows Windows users to access Commvault's Content Store without installing any additional software on their computer because the SMB client is available by default. Users can use the Commvault content store as a file server repository.

For more information, see Access Commvault Storage Using NFS or SMB Protocols.