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Additional Operations - FlexFrame for IntelliSnap DB2

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Snapshot Copy

A Snapshot Copy is a storage policy copy for IntelliSnap backup operations. To use a Snapshot Copy, create the Snapshot Copy with the steps below and run a backup copy operation to copy the data from the snapshot to the selected media.

Use the following steps to create a Snapshot copy for a Storage Policy:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the <Storage Policy> and click All Tasks | Create New Snapshot Copy
  3. In the Snap Copy Properties dialog box, enter the copy name in the Copy Name field.
  4. Select the Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool and Scratch Pool from the lists (not applicable for disk libraries).
  5. Click OK.

Related Reports

IntelliSnap Backup Job Summary Report

The Backup Job Summary report can show a detailed status of each client included in the backup. Follow the steps given below to run the Job Summary Report:

  1. On the CommCell Console toolbar, click the Reports tab, and then click the Summary button.

    The Report Selection dialog box appears.

    By default, the Backup option is selected on the General tab under Data Management.

  2. On the Computers tab, select each client for which you want to view the report.

  3. On the Selection tab, select the Include Snap Backup Jobs Only check box under Advanced.

    Click Run.

The report appears in your default Web browser.

Offline Snap Copy Job Summary Report

When you select the Backup Copy option, the Offline Snap Copy Job Summary Report is created. The Backup Copy Job Summary Report displays information about backup copy jobs for each storage policy.

To generate the report:

  1. On the CommCell Console toolbar, click the Reports tab, and then click the Summary button.

    The Report Selection dialog box appears.

    By default, the Backup option is selected on the General tab under Data Management.

  2. Select Administrative Jobs, and then select Backup Copy Work Flow.

    Click Run.

The report appears in your default Web browser. For detailed information on reports, see Reports.

License Administration

Required Licenses

  • The IntelliSnap feature requires the Snap Protect Enabler license.

  • The NetApp SnapVault/SnapMirror feature requires the NetApp Snap Management license.

Converting Evaluation Licenses to Permanent Licenses

For information on how to convert an evaluation license to a permanent license, see Converting Evaluation Licenses to Permanent for Specific Clients.

Using Capacity-Based Licensing

License Usage by Capacity is a licensing mechanism that allows you to obtain licenses based on the amount of data you back up. It provides the following features:

  • Flexibility of usage on all agents, rather than being tied to number of server, agents, etc.
  • Allows you to purchase licenses based on your data protection needs

Both Core and Enterprise license types are available. Refer to License Usage by Capacity for comprehensive information on utilizing this method.

Releasing a License

If you no longer require a license on a computer, such as cases where the computer is being retired, you can release the license and use it later for another computer. Backup data from the retired computer can still be restored after the license is released provided the data is not aged.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the name of the client from which you want to release a license, click All Tasks, and then click Release License for Client.
  2. Click OK to continue releasing the license
  3. Click Yes to confirm you want to release the license or No to abort.