Creating a Storage Policy with Deduplication

Create a storage policy with deduplication as an efficient method to store data that identifies and eliminates duplicate blocks of data during backups.

You can create a storage policy by using the Create a Storage Policy wizard.

Alternatively, you can automate storage policy creation with deduplication by using configuration XML. For more information, see Creating Deduplication Enabled Storage Policy.

Before You Begin

Before creating a storage policy with deduplication, consider the guidelines available in the Deduplication Building Block Guide.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Policies.
  2. Right-click the Storage Policy, and then click New Storage Policy.

    The Create Storage Policy Wizard opens.

    Refer to the following sections during the storage policy creation.

    Storage Policy Type

    Storage Policy Name

    Use Existing Global Deduplication Policy

    Library details

    MediaAgent details

    Device Stream and Retention Rules

    Data Encryption

    Deduplication Modes

    Location to host the Deduplication Database

  3. Click Finish to create the storage policy.

    The new storage policy appears under the Storage Policies node.

What to Do Next

Associate a storage policy with a subclient and perform client backups.

For more information on how to run backups, see the documentation for the specific agent.

Last modified: 8/27/2019 3:14:15 PM