Data Aging and Retention Operations for VMware VM-Centric Operations

Note the following regarding data aging and retention for Virtual Server Agent (VSA) for VMware:

  • Once all child VM jobs for a given parent are aged, the parent job will be aged unless the user manually retains the parent job.
  • If virtual machines are backed up using a storage policy with spool copy settings (no retention), you must run data aging after creating a backup copy. If you do not run a data aging job after creating a backup copy, browse and restore operations fail when they try to access the default copy of backup data.
  • Prior to SP15, deleting VMs from the vCenter also de-configured VM clients in the CommCell Console, causing IntelliSnap backup copy operations to fail. With SP15 and more recent service packs, VM clients are de-configured only after the period specified in the Number of days to keep deleted VMs setting for Media Management/Data Aging (defaults to 30 days). Ensure that backup copy jobs complete before the VM client is de-configured. After a VM client is de-configured, the VM client is retained for another 30 days and then deleted.

    If Commvault packages are installed on a VM, the VM client is not marked for de-configuration after the VM is deleted from the vCenter. You can deconfigure the VM client from the CommCell Console to release licenses.

    If a VM is configured as a VMware virtualization client, you cannot delete the VM or the VM client. You can de-configure the Virtual Server instance under the virtualization client, which also de-configures the associated VMware instance.

Last modified: 11/11/2019 4:27:33 PM