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Performing a Start Over Operation

You can perform a start over operation on storage policies that automatically converts the next backup job to a full backup job for all the subclients. This operation helps you to recover from widespread media corruption.

Note: For a global deduplication storage policy (GDSP), the start over operation is applicable to all the storage policies (primary copies) and the secondary copies that are dependent on the GDSP.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, go to Policies > Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the storage policy that you want to perform a start over operation for, and then go to All Tasks > Start Over.

    The Start Over dialog box appears. The message in the dialog box depends on the type of storage policy that you selected, as follows:

    • If you selected a nondeduplicated storage policy, the message is as follows:

    • If you selected a deduplicated storage policy, the message is as follows:

    • If you selected a storage policy that is dependent on a GDSP, the message is as follows:

  3. Click Continue to perform the operation.

    The Enter Confirmation text dialog box appears.

  4. Type the text that is in quotation marks to confirm that you want to run the operation.
  5. Click OK.

    The Information dialog box appears.

Results

The results of the operation depend on the type of storage policy that you performed the start over operation for, as follows:

  • If you selected a nondeduplicated storage policy, the software performs a full backup on all servers that are associated with the storage policy.
  • If you selected a deduplicated storage policy, a new deduplication baseline is created. The new baseline requires more storage than the previous baseline.
  • If you selected a storage policy that is dependent on a GDSP, a new deduplication baseline is created. The new baseline requires more storage than the previous baseline. This operation also effects all the storage policies that are dependent on the GDSP.

Last modified: 10/9/2019 5:49:01 AM