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IBM i File System Agent with Commvault VTL

The IBM i File System Agent provides unified protection and recovery for the file system data on IBM i File System Agent clients using a proxy client. Using the IBM i File System Agent with Commvault VTL (Virtual Tape Library) provides an extra performance boost by moving the data stream from a network connection to a fiber connection. This also will eliminate the restriction on a number of libraries used with the SYNCLIB backup option.

Key Features

Simplified Data Management

The IBM i File System Agent provides easy management of all the file system data on IBM i File System Agent clients in your environment, by providing a singular approach to manage the data using the same unified console and infrastructure.

Security

As all the data protection and recovery requests to the IBM i File System Agent client pass through the proxy client, security for data present on the IBM i File System Agent clients is ensured.

Point-in-Time Recovery

In the event of a serious system failure, such as the breakdown of hardware, software, or operating systems, the IBM i File System Agent provides point-in-time recovery of files at any given time.

Efficient Job Management

You can view and verify the status of backup and recovery operations from the Job Controller and the Event Viewer within the CommCell Console. You can also track the status of the jobs using Reports, which can be saved and distributed. Generate reports for different aspects of data management. Customize the reports to display only the required data and save them to a specific location in different formats. For example, you can create a backup job summary report to view the completed backup jobs.

You can schedule, generate and send the Reports via email without user intervention. 

For more information on different types of reports, see Reports.

Terminology

The IBM i File System Agent File System with Commvault VTL documentation uses the following terminology:

Proxy Client

A physical or virtual Linux machine separate from the IBM i File System Agent computer, on which the iDataAgent is installed. This acts as a proxy to communicate with the IBM i File System Agent client and facilitates data movement from the IBM i File System Agent client to the backup media. For proxy client computer requirements, see System Requirements - Linux File SystemiDataAgent.

VTL

Virtual Tape Library

ContentStore

Virtual data repository where tape’s data is stored

Client

The IBM i File System Agent computer that contains the data to be secured.

Backup set

A group of subclients, which includes all of the data backed up by the agent.

Subclient

The IBM i File System Agent file system data to be backed up.

Last modified: 3/1/2019 9:54:13 PM