Creating an Archive Plan

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You must create an archive plan to start archiving your data on the file server.

Before You Begin

Configure Storage. For more information about configuring storage, see Storage.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Plans.

    The Plans page appears.

  2. Click Create plan, and then click Archive.

    The Create archive plan dialog box appears.

  3. In the Plan name box, enter the name of the plan.

  4. Under Backup destinations, click Add to set the storage options where you back up the data.

    The Add backup destination dialog box appears.

  5. In the Name box, enter a unique name for the storage.

  6. From the Storage list, select the storage pool to use.

  7. Optional: In the Retention period box, type the number of days you want the software to retain the data. The number of days you enter is set as days in the storage policy retention and the number of cycles is set to 1.

    Notes:

    • Retention criteria is set only at the storage policy level. Subclient policy retention is set to 0. The archived data is retained in the media until the storage retention criteria is met.

    • Default value is set to infinite days.

  8. Click Save.

  9. Optional: Under RPO (recovery point objective), update the RPO options:

    1. In the Archive frequency box, specify how often incremental archive operations are run. You can specify the frequency in number of hours or days. If you specify the frequency in days, then specify the start time for the jobs. The time is according to the time zone of the client.

    2. Specify the frequency at which the system should start the job in Archive frequency. You can select the frequency to run the job daily, weekly or monthly.

      For weekly frequency, specify the days of the week.

      For monthly frequency, specify the week and the day of the month.

    3. Specify the time in a day to start the job in Start time. The time is according to the time zone of the client.

    4. To update the backup window for incremental jobs, beside Archive window, click the text, and then in the Edit backup window dialog box, select the days and times when backup jobs will run.

  10. Under Archiving rules, specify the criteria for the type of data to be archived:

    1. To archive files that have not been modified for a specific number of days, from the File timestamp list, select Last modified, and then type the number of days/months/years.

    2. To archive files that have not been accessed for a specific number of days, from the File timestamp list, select Last accessed, and then type the number of days/months/years.

    3. To archive files based on file size, in the File size Minimum file size box, type the file size in KB/GB/MB.

    4. To stub files after they are archived, next to After archiving, select Replace the file with a stub.

    5. To delete files after they are archived, next to After archiving, select Delete the file.

  11. For Hadoop (HDFS), to delete the files after backup and archiving, for After archiving, select Delete the file.

  12. Optional: To allow the derived plans that use this plan as the base plan to override the settings, under Override restrictions, select Allow plan to be overridden, and then select one of the following options for Storage pool, RPO and Archiving rules:

    • Override required: Plans derived from this base plan do not inherit the base plan values.

    • Override optional: Plans derived from this base plan can either inherit the base plan values or have different values.

    • Override not allowed: Plans derived from this base plan must inherit the base plan values.

  13. Click Save.

Result

When you configure secondary storage, the Commvault software automatically runs an auxiliary copy job every 30 minutes.

What to Do Next

You can assign the plan to subclients.