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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will the data paths of a Network Storage Pool be deleted if the Client Group associated with a Network Storage Pool is deleted?

No. Deleting a client computer group that is associated to the Network Storage Pool will not delete the data paths of the MediaAgents which were associated with the client computer group. However, you must manually remove the data paths from the storage policy if you want to delete the data paths.

What happens if an existing MediaAgent is removed from the Client Computer Group that is associated with a Network Storage Pool?

 If an existing MediaAgent is removed from the client computer group that is associated with a Network Storage Pool, the data path associated with the storage pool is not deleted.

What happens if a MediaAgent associated with a Network Storage Pool is uninstalled?

If the a MediaAgent associated with a Network Storage Pool is uninstalled, then the data path is deleted from the associated storage pool.

Why is the retention criteria available for tape Network Storage Pool and not for disk and cloud Network Storage Pools?

Retention criteria is available for tape Network Storage Pool because the option applies to all the associated storage policy copies for optimal usage of the tape media. Setting different retention for the dependent copies of the tape storage pool leads to suboptimal tape recycling.

Why are some MediaAgents shared automatically as Data Server IP on the mount paths?

If a library with multiple mount paths is associated with a Network Storage Pool, and MediaAgents are added to a mount path or a mount path is added to the library, then all the associated MediaAgents are shared automatically with all the other existing mount paths using the DataServer-IP. This eliminates the need to manually share the mount paths to allow for reading the deduplicated data from the other MediaAgents.

For example, on a library lib1 there are 2 mount paths mp1 and mp2. On mp1, if you have newly associated MediaAgent MAn, then MAn will automatically get added to mp2 using the Data Server IP transport type. This enables the deduplication references on mp1, required by data being read on mp2, to be read using MAn.

If needed, automatic sharing can be disabled using the EnableStoragePool additional setting as follows:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the <CommServe client> under Client Computers, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Click the Additional Settings tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the Name box, enter EnableStoragePool.

    The Category and Type details are populated automatically.

  6. Type 0 in the Value box to disable automatic sharing. (Default is 1.)
  7. Click OK twice to save the setting.