Storage Management

Configure a Syslog Server to Forward the System Logs

You can configure a Syslog server to forward the system logs for alerts, audit trails, and events to the server. You can also use a REST API to create a Syslog server and to view the Syslog server information.

For more information, see the following:

Configure Global Level Hardware Encryption Settings

You can configure default hardware encryption settings at global level. The settings are applied to the new storage policy copies. You can also prevent the users from modifying the encryption settings configured for a storage policy copy.

For more information, see Configuring Global Level Hardware Encryption Settings.

Configure the Job Start Time at the Server Level

You can configure a job start time at the server level. The Commvault software honors the backup window configuration, regardless of the job start time, and runs the next job based on the RPO (recovery point objective) setting at the plan level and the most recent successful backup job for the associated subclient.

For more information, see Configuring the Job Start Time for a Server.

Cloud Storage Support

The following cloud storage platforms can be used as a target for Commvault Cloud Storage solution:

  • Ceph Object Gayeway (S3 compatible)
  • Cloudian Hyperstore
  • Dell EMC ECS (S3-compatible)
  • Fujitsu Storage Eternus CD 10000
  • Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) for Cloud Scale (HS3)
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage (S3-compatible)
  • NetApp StorageGRID
  • Nutanix Objects
  • Revera Vault
  • Scality RING
  • Wasabi Hot Cloud storage

For more information on supported Cloud Storage solutions, see Supported Cloud Storage Products.

Use Horizontal Scaling of Deduplication Databases to Improve Deduplication Performance

Use horizontal scaling of deduplication databases to create separate deduplication databases for three different data types—virtual machines, databases, and file system agents—when you create a storage policy copy.

Horizontal scaling improves deduplication efficiency because similar data types deduplicate more efficiently than dissimilar data types.

Also, the Commvault software automatically creates a new deduplication database when either the free space on a deduplication database partition disk reaches the threshold or the query and insertion (QI) time exceeds the threshold.

For more information, see Media Management Configuration: Deduplication.

Use the Credentials Manager Feature to Manage Credentials for Disk Storage Libraries and Cloud Storage Libraries

With Credentials Manager, you can store credentials, such as Windows and cloud credentials. Then, instead of manually entering the credentials every time you log on to the Command Center or set up disk libraries or cloud storage libraries, you can simply select the saved credentials.

The Credentials Manager offers the following benefits:

  • You can store the credentials in one place and use them wherever they are needed.
  • You can share the credentials with other users without revealing the credentials.
  • The passwords are encrypted using a CommServe-specific encryption key.

For more information, see the following:

Last modified: 12/31/2020 10:27:56 PM