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Accelerating Backups to Cloud Storage Libraries

When client computers are configured to back up data to a cloud storage library, data is routed through the MediaAgent configured in the subclient from which the backup was started. Thus the data is sent to the MediaAgent first and then from the MediaAgent it is transmitted to the cloud storage library. If necessary, the client can be configured to directly send the data to the configured cloud storage library. This will speed-up the backup, and may be useful for roaming clients, like laptop backups.

Note: If you perform CommCell Migration to migrate a backup set or a subclient that was backed up to a cloud library using the Storage Accelerator, then you must manually select a MediaAgent on the destination CommCell to restore the data. The MediaAgent that you select must have access to the cloud library. For instructions, see Browsing and Restoring Using MediaAgent.

Before You Begin

Install the Storage Accelerator package on the client computer. For instructions, see Installing the Storage Accelerator Package.

Procedure

  1. To the Client computer, add the EnableCloudAccelarator additional setting as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on adding additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Adding or Modifying Additional Settings from the CommCell Console.

    Property

    Value

    Name

    EnableCloudAccelarator

    Category

    MediaAgent

    Type

    Integer

    Value

    1

    Tip: Create a client computer group and add all the client computers that have the Storage Accelerator package installed to accelerate backups to cloud storage.

  2. Configure a cloud library using an appropriate MediaAgent as described in Creating a Cloud Library.

    Note: The Storage Accelerator package is supported with libraries that have a single mount path.

  3. Create a Storage Policy using the MediaAgent /cloud library as the data path in the storage library.

    See Storage Policy - Getting Started for more information.

  4. Associate the Storage Policy with the subclient used to backup data from the client.
  5. Run a backup from the subclient.

Result

The backup data will be sent directly to the cloud storage library. (The name of the client will be displayed as the MediaAgent in the Job Details dialog box associated with the backup job, in the Job Controller window.)

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