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Configuring an Alert to Automatically Run the Cloud Storage Archive Recall Workflow

An alert can be configured using the Cloud Storage Archive Recall workflow to automatically initiate the workflow to recall data from the archive cloud storage, whenever a restore job is initiated.

Before You Begin

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click Home and then click Alert, and then click Configure Alerts.

    The Alerts dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click the Add button.

    The Add Alert Wizard (Configuration) dialog box is displayed.

  3. From the General Information page, type or select the following:
    1. In the Display Name box, type a name for the alert.
    2. From the Category pane, select Job Management.
    3. From the Type pane, select Data Recovery.
    4. Click Next.
  4. From the General Entities Selection page, select the following:
    1. From the Agent Type pane, select the appropriate agents.
    2. From the Association pane, navigate to the associated clients and select the backupset containing subclients that backup data to the supported Archive Cloud Storage platforms
    3. Click Next.

      Note: As the workflow gets triggered for ALL restore jobs, select the following the Agents that support the Cloud Storage Archive Recall workflow. For more information about the list of Agents supporting the workflow, see Supported Agents

  5. From the Threshold and Notification Criteria Selection page, select the following:
    1. From the Alert Criteria pane, select the Job Started option.
    2. Clear the check boxes associated with all the other options.
    3. Click Next.
  6. From the Notification Type(s) Selection page, select the following:
    1. Click the Workflow tab.
    2. Enable the Select [Workflow] for notification option.
    3. From the Workflow to run list, select Cloud Storage Archive Recall.
    4. From the Run workflow on list, select the engine to use to execute the workflow and then provide values for the workflow inputs.

      If you select Any, the workflow engine with the latest deployed version of the workflow is used.

    5. Optionally, modify the following options for the specific storage vendors:

      Amazon Glacier/Deep Archive or Combined Tier Storage Classes

      Options

      Description

      recall_period

      No. of days to keep the recalled data in Amazon S3 after the recall.

      Default is set to 7 days.

      recall_mode

      The recall mode that must be used to recall data. Default is set to 0, which is Standard mode. Valid values are:

      0 - Standard

      1 - Expedited

      Notes:

      • Expedited mode will incur additional costs.
      • Deep Archive does not support the Expedited recall mode.
      • If the Expedited mode is selected, the re-hydration request will be prioritized over the Standard requests, and may finish in under 1 hour.

        2 - Bulk

        For more information on the recall modes, see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/API/RESTObjectPOSTrestore.html.

      Note: Deep Archive does not support the Expedited recall mode.

      Azure Archive Storage

      Options

      Description

      recall_mode_azure

      The recall mode that must be used to recall data. Default is set to 0, which is Standard mode. Valid values are:

      0 - Standard Priority

      1 - High Priority

      Note: If High Priority is selected, the re-hydration request will be prioritized over the Standard requests, and may finish in under 1 hour. For more information see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-rehydration

      move_back_data

      Valid values are:

      true - (default selection) To indicate that the data recalled from the archive should be automatically moved back to archive storage after the restore.

      false - To indicate that the data should not be automatically moved back to archive storage. (Use this option if you plan to manually move the data.)

    6. Click Next.
  7. From the Token Criteria Selection, User(s) and User Group(s) Selection, and Security pages, select the required options, and click Next.
  8. From the Summary page, verify the information and click Finish.

Result

The alert will be saved and will be listed Alerts dialog box.

Additional Information

  • When a restore job needs to recall data from Archive Cloud Storage, the job will go into the pending state in the Job Controller with the following message:

    Error Code: [62:2462] Description: The operation is not valid for the object's storage class. The object might be archived and the Cloud Recall workflow might have been initiated. After the recall operation is complete, the job will resume and the recalled data will be restored.

  • If the data was backed up using Indexing Version 1, make sure to start a browse operation at the subclient level, while restoring data. For more information on the list of agents supporting V1 Indexing, see Agents that Use Indexing.
  • A workflow job will be initiated and will be seen in the Job Controller window. The workflow will start recalling the data from archive storage.
  • Once the Cloud Recall Workflow is started, the workflow job will mark the Restore job as Suspended/Pending, until the recall workflow completes the recall.

    Once all the data is recalled, the restore job will be resumed and data will be restored to the location specified in the restore job, and both the restore and workflow jobs will complete successfully.

    This may take some time depending on the time delays in the specific Archive Cloud Storage platform.

  • If services are restarted on the MediaAgent during the recall, the Cloud Storage Archive Recall workflow may go into Waiting during the Restore phase. In such situations, resubmit the workflow job. For more information on resubmitting a job, see Resubmitting a Job in the Job Controller.

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Last modified: 7/22/2020 1:57:12 PM