Migrating HP Data Protector (HPDP) Data to ObjectStore


Using the ThirdParty Migration app, you can migrate any backup jobs that can be restored as files from a HP Data Protector (HPDP) client to theĀ  ObjectStore. The app restores the HPDP backup jobs to the staging client, and initiates the backup schedules for migration to ObjectStore.

Note: We migrate the third-party backups as files (file system data) from HPDP. You can migrate only file system data to the Commvault ObjectStore. You cannot migrate data of other agents or applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, NDMP and VMware.

Before You Begin

  • Configure the ObjectStore for Migration.

    Note the staging path that you configured on the ObjectStore client. The staging client that you configured on the ObjectStore client must be a computer which has HPDP and Commvault File System Agent installed.

    You can choose either a Windows or a Linux client as the staging client for the migration. For example, if you are migrating data from Linux client, use a staging client on Linux.

  • Import the ThirdPartyMigration app from Commvault Store. For more information, see Importing an App.

For additional prerequisites, contact Commvault support.


  1. Access the ThirdParty Migration app. For instructions to run the app, see Running an App.

  2. In the Server Configuration tab, click Add Server.

    The Select Backup Product window appears.

  3. In the Select Product box, select HPDP, and then click Next.

    The Enter Migration Settings window appears.

  4. Provide the following inputs, and then click Next.

    • HPDP Server Name - Name of the HPDP backup server.

    • Host to Run commands - The name of the HPDP Backup Server where you run the HPDP commands. Verify that you have Commvault File System Agent installed on this server.

    • Command Host User name - The admin user account for the command host, where you run the HPDP commands.

    • Command Host User Password - The password for the admin user account.

    • Install Path on Command Host - The path where you installed the HPDP software on the Command Host. Example, C:\Program Files\OmniBack.

    • Staging client - Name of the staging client that you configured on the ObjectStore client. The staging client must be the HPDP client or the HPDP server where you can restore the backed up data for migration to the ObjectStore.

    • Max Parallel Jobs - Select the maximum number of backup jobs that you can run in parallel.

    • Collect Server Details - Select if you want the report to collect the HPDP server details.

  5. In the Select Migration ObjectStore box, select the name of the ObjectStore client, and then click Finish.

    The HPDP backup server is listed under Backup Server Configuration.

  6. Click Load Jobs for the HPDP backup server.

  7. In the Select client box, select one or more HPDP clients for which you want to load the backup jobs, and then click OK.

  8. In the Start and End Date boxes, enter the start and end date range of the backup jobs that you want to view, and then click Next.

  9. Click the Job Details tab.

    You can view a list of backup jobs for the selected clients.

  10. To change the client , in the Select Client box, select a different HPDP client, and then click Apply.

  11. To start migration select the backup jobs, and then click Start Migration.

    The status column for the selected backup jobs, will display the status as In Progress. You can also view the migration progress for the backup jobs in the Migration Queue tab.

  12. Optional:To stop the running migration operation, in the Migration Queue tab, click Stop.


Based on the backup schedules defined for the ObjectStore client, files are uploaded to the ObjectStore automatically. After upload, the files are removed from the staging location.

Note: If the HPDP command line operations do not work during the third-party migration, the migration job will fail or moves to a pending state. To troubleshoot issues with the HPDP command line operations, contact Micro Focus support.

What to Do Next

TheĀ  ObjectStore user can now access and manage the files from the Web Console.