Converting a MediaAgent into a Storage Accelerator

If you have a MediaAgent installed in a client computer for the sole purpose of backing up the specific client in which it is installed (and no other client is configured to use this MediaAgent for backups) then you can convert this MediaAgent into a Storage Accelerator so that the client can be configured to directly send the data to the configured cloud storage library. This will speed-up the backup, and may be useful for roaming clients, like laptop backups.


  1. Uninstall the MediaAgent package from the computer where you want to convert the MediaAgent into a Storage Accelerator.

    For instructions to uninstall the MediaAgent package, see Uninstall Commvault from Client and MediaAgent Computers.

  2. Delete the MediaAgent.

    For instructions to delete the MediaAgent, see Deleting a MediaAgent.

  3. Enable the storage accelerator feature on the client computer.

    For more information, see Accelerating Backups to Cloud Storage Libraries.

Last modified: 1/17/2020 9:22:50 AM