Configuring Metallic Recovery Reserve

You can configure the Metallic Recovery Reserve as a storage target in a CommCell.

Before You Begin

Review the Prerequisites needed to configure Metallic Recovery Reserve.


Commvault strongly recommends that you enable Compliance Lock for Metallic Recovery Reserve. For instructions, see Configuring Compliance Lock.


  1. From the Command Center go to Storage > Metallic Recovery Reserve in the navigation pane.

    The Metallic Recovery Reserve page appears.

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

    The Add Metallic Recovery Reserve page appears.

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

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


    The list displays MediaAgents classified as Active (MediaAgents having license) and Inactive (MediaAgents having MediaAgent package installed, but license not consumed). The license is auto consumed if you select an inactive MediaAgent.

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

    Recommended: Choose a location nearest to the MediaAgent.


    If the Metallic Recovery Reserve service 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Click Add to specify the deduplication database location.

    The Add Deduplication DB location dialog box is displayed.

  8. 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.

  9. Click Save in the Add Metallic Recovery Reserve page.


The Metallic Recovery Reserve will be saved and listed in the Metallic Recovery Reserve page. From the navigation pane , click Storage > Metallic Recovery Reserve and then click the Metallic Recovery Reserve, 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.