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Advanced Configuration

Table of Contents

Understanding the CommCell Console

Creating User-Defined Backup Sets

Creating User-Defined Subclients

Configuring Notes Partition

Configure to Filter Out Data from Being Backed Up

Change Account for Restoring to Mapped or Shared Network Drives and Restricted Directories

Configuring Restore View Name

Configuring to Discover Newly Added Databases

Excluding Files and Paths from Backups

Modifying an Agent, Backup Set, or Subclient

Deleting an Agent, Backup Set, or Subclient

Understanding the CommCell Console

The Notes Document iDataAgent uses the following logical entities to manage backup and restore operations from the CommCell Console.

Agent

Manages data on the client computer.

Partition

A partition is an instance of IBM Domino running on a given computer.

Document Backup Set

Defines all files and folders.

Subclient

Defines the contents of a backup operation.

Creating User-Defined Backup Sets

You can create user-defined backup sets that contain any number of documents within Notes Document.

To create a Documents backup set:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click a <Partition>, point to All Tasks, and then click Create New Backup Set.
  3. From the Storage Policy list, click a storage policy name.
  4. Click OK.

Creating User-Defined Subclients

To create a user-defined Documents subclient:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click <Backupset>, point to All Tasks, and then click New Subclient.
  3. In the Subclient Name box, type a name.
  4. Click the Storage Device tab.
  5. On the Data Storage Policy sub-tab in the Storage Policy list, select a storage policy name.
  6. Click the Databases tab and then click Configure.
  7. In the Add/Modify databases dialog box click Discovery.
  8. Select the database that you want to back up.
  9. Select Subclient content.
  10. Click OK.

Configuring Notes Partition

On Windows

For Windows, available partitions will be automatically shown. To add partitions, follow these steps:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click the Notes Document, and then click All Tasks | Add New Partition.

    The Add New Partition dialog box appears.

  3. Under the Partition column, select the partition to add, and click OK.
  4. In the Backup Schedule box, select one option for scheduling.
  5. Click OK.

On UNIX

Use the following steps to add partitions:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click the Notes Document and click All Tasks | Add New Partition.

    The Add New Partition dialog box appears.

  3. Type a name for the new partition in the Partition Name box.
  4. Enter the path for Domino Data Directory.
  5. Type the Domino user name, select a storage policy, and then click OK.
  6. In the Backup Schedule dialog box, select one of the options for scheduling.
  7. Click OK.

Configure to Filter Out Data from Being Backed Up

Use one of the following  methods to filter out data from being backed up.

By default, the system creates a Do Not Back Up subclient. You can assign databases to this subclient so that they will not be backed up.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | <BackupSet>.
  2. Right-click the <Subclient>, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Databases tab.
  4. Click Configure.
  5. Click Discover to reveal all databases.
  6. Under the Subclient column, select Do Not Back Up.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

Change Account for Restoring to Mapped or Shared Network Drives and Restricted Directories

To change a user account for restoring to mapped/shared network drives and restricted directories:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click <Backupset>, point to All Tasks, and then click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Option window, click View Content.
  4. In the Client Browse tab, select the data to be recovered and click Recover all Selected.
  5. From the Restore Options for All Selected Items, select Impersonate and then type appropriate username and password.
  6. Click OK.

Configuring Restore View Name

To add a Notes Document Restore View:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click <Partition>, point to Properties.
  3. Click the Restore View Names tab, and then click Add.
  4. Type the Restore View Name.
  5. Click OK.

Configuring to Discover Newly Added Databases

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document.
  2. Right-click <Backupset>, point to All Tasks, and then click Configure.
  3. In the Add/Modify databases dialog box click Discovery.
  4. Select the newly added database.
  5. Click OK.

Excluding Files and Paths from Backups

You can use filters to exclude certain files and paths from your backup operation. These files and paths are not required for successful a backup operation and are not integral to the operation of the system or application. Filters minimize protected storage and prevents unnecessary folders (such as, junk and spam) from being backed up.

You can use regular expressions to filter files or folders. For more information, see Content, Filters, and Regular Expressions.

Follow the steps given below to exclude files and paths from backups using filters:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document | <Partition> | defaultBackupSet
  2. Right-click the default subclient, and then click Properties.
  3. From the Subclient Properties dialog box, click the Filters tab.
  4. Click Browse, and then select the file, folder, or directory that you want to exclude from backup operations. Click Add.

    Alternatively, click Add, and then type the path to files and folders that you want to exclude from backup operations. Click OK.

  5. Click OK.

Notes:

  • You can use filters only on a default subclient. Filters cannot be used on user-defined subclients.
  • Do not run manual discovery on a default subclient if you have configured filters on it. Else, filters will not work.
  • A filter pattern (or database name) should not already be associated with any other subclient. If you associate a database to any subclient, and then provide the same database name as a filter pattern, the filter will not be honored.

Modifying an Agent, Backup Set, or Subclient

The following table describes the properties that can configured from the agent, backup set and subclient levels.

Option

Description

Related Topics

Changing Storage Policies

You can modify the storage policies in any of the following situations:

  • To include a different media for the backup operation.
  • To use a storage policy with a different retention criteria.

    You can change the storage policies from the subclient level.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Select the Storage policy from the drop-down menu.
  1. Click OK.

Refer to Storage Policies.

Renaming a Subclient

You can rename backup sets and subclients.

Renaming BackupSet:

  1. From the CommCell Bowser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | File System.
  2. Right-click the <Backup Set>, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Backup Set box, type a name.
  4. Click OK.

Renaming subclient:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | File System | <Backup Set>.
  2. Right-click the <user-defined Subclient>, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Subclient Name box, type a name.
  4. Click OK.

 

Data Transfer Options

You can efficiently configure the available resources for transferring data secured by data protection operations from the subclient level. This includes the following:

  • Enable or disable Data Compression either on the client or the MediaAgent.
  • Configure the transfer of data in the network using the options for Network Bandwidth Throttling and Network Agents.
  1. You can configure the data transfer options.From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document, and then click <Backupset>.
  2. In the <Backupset> tab, right-click the <Subclient>, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Storage Device tab.
  4. Click the Data Transfer Option tab.
  5. Choose the appropriate software compression option for this subclient.
  6. Select the Throttle Network Bandwidth check box, and set the required bandwidth.
  7. Click OK.

Refer to Data Compression and Network Bandwidth Throttling.

View Data Paths

You can view the data paths associated with the primary storage policy copy of the selected storage policy or incremental storage policy. You can also modify the data paths including their priority from the subclient level.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document, and then click <Backupset>.
  2. In the <Backupset> tab, right-click the <Subclient>, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Storage Device tab.
  4. In the Storage Policy list, click a storage policy name.
  5. Click Data Paths.

 

Configure a Subclient for Pre and Post Processing of Data Protection

You can add, modify or view Pre/Post processes for the subclient. These are batch files or shell scripts that you can run before or after certain job phases.

  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Pre/Post Process.
  4. Click one of the following phases and type the full path of the process that you want to execute during that phase. Alternatively, click Browse to locate the process (applicable only for paths that do not contain any spaces).
    • PreBackup Process
    • PostBackup Process
    • PreSnap Process
    • PostSnap Process
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Run Post Backup Process for all attempts to run a post backup process for all attempts.
  7. For subclients on Windows platforms, Run As displays Not Selected.

    If you want to change the account that has permission to run these commands, click Change.

    1. In the User Account dialog box, select Use Local System Account, or select Impersonate User and enter the user name and password. Click OK.
    2. If you selected Local System Account, click OK to the message advising you that commands using this account have rights to access all data on the client computer.

Refer to Pre/Post Processes.

Configuring Activity Control

You can enable backup operations from both the agent and subclient level. However, you can enable restore operations only from the agent level.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document, and then click <Backupset>.
  2. In the <Backupset> tab, right-click the <Subclient>, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Activity Control tab, and then configure the option.
    • To activate backup operations, select Enable Backup.
    • To disable backup operations, clear Enable Backup.
  4. Click OK.

Refer to Activity Control.

Configuring User Security

You can configure user security from the agent or subclient level.

You can perform the following functions:

  • Identify the user groups to which this CommCell object is associated.
  • Associate this object with a user group.
  • Disassociate this object from a user group.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | Notes Document, and then click <Backupset>.
  2. In the <Backupset> tab, right-click the <Subclient>, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Security tab.

Refer to User Administration and Security.

Enable and Disable Data Encryption

When you configure encryption at the client level, it is configured automatically for all the subclients associated with all the agents installed on that client. If you want to disable or change the encryption at the subclient level, follow the steps given below:

  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Encryption.
  4. Select the desired encryption.
  1. Click OK.

Refer to Data Encryption.

View Software Version

At the client level, the Version tab of the Properties dialog box displays the software version of the component.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click the appropriate client, and then click Properties.
  3. Select the Version tab.
  1. Click OK.

 

CommCell Configuration Report

The CommCell Configuration Report provides the properties of the CommServe, MediaAgents, clients, agents, subclients, and storage policies within the CommCell based on the selected filter criteria.

On the CommCell Console menu bar, select the Reports tab, and then click the button for the report that you want to run.

The Report Selection dialog box appears.

  1. From the Reports pane, select CommCell Configuration, and then click Run.

    The report appears in your default Web browser.

Refer to CommCell Configuration Report.

Deleting an Agent, Backup Set, or Subclient

The following sections describe the steps involved in deleting an agent, instance, or subclient.

Deleting an Agent

You must uninstall or deconfigure the agent software from the client computer before deleting it from CommCell Browser. After you delete the client software, you can either leave the corresponding data intact for an appropriate action or you can remove the data immediately. If you choose to remove the data immediately, you must delete the agent from the CommCell Browser. If you delete the agent, all of the agent's data is irretrievably lost.

  • You cannot delete an agent while operations for that agent are running.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers > client.
  2. Right-click the agent, and then click Delete.
  3. A confirmation message appears with the following message:

    This operation will permanently delete the data backed up from this level and it cannot be restored.

  4. Click OK to continue with the deletion operation or click No to cancel the deletion.

Deleting a Backup Set

Consider the following before deleting a Backup Set:

  • You cannot delete a default Backup Set.
  • Schedules associated with the Backup Set are also automatically deleted.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > agent.
  2. Right-click the backup_set, and then click Delete.
  3. A confirmation message is displayed, asking if you want to delete the Backup Set.

    Click No to cancel the deletion and retain the Backupset, or click Yes to continue the deletion.

Deleting a Subclient

Consider the following before deleting a subclient:

  • You cannot delete a default subclient.
  • Schedules associated with the subclient are also automatically deleted.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Client Computers > client > agent > backup_set
  2. Right-click the subclient that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
  3. A confirmation message appears that asks if you want to delete the subclient.

    Click No to cancel the deletion and retain the subclient, or click Yes to continue the deletion.

Last modified: 8/28/2018 5:33:37 AM