Migrating Evault Data to ObjectStore


Using the ThirdParty Migration app, you can migrate any backup jobs that can be restored as files from an Evault client to the ObjectStore. The app restores the Evault 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 Evault.

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 must be a computer which has Evault and the Commvault Filesystem Agent installed. The staging client will be used to store the data restored from Evault. The restored data is then backed up into the Commvault ObjectStore.

    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.

    For additional prerequisites, contact Commvault support.

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


  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 Evault, and then click Next.

    The Enter Migration Settings window appears.

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

    • Enter Vault Server - Name of the Vault Server.

    • Enter Vault Account Username - The admin user account for the Vault Server.

    • Enter Vault Account Password - Password for the admin user account.

    • Evault Install Path on Staging Client - The path where you installed Evault on the staging client.

    • Staging Client - Name of the staging client that you configured on the ObjectStore client.

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

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

    The Vault Server is listed under Backup Server Configuration.

  6. Click Load Jobs for the Evault backup server.

  7. In the Enter Job Details File (csv format only) box, select the csv file to load the jobs, and then click OK.

    You can obtain the Job Details File from the Evault Backup Details Report.

  8. In the From and To boxes, enter the start and end time range of the backup jobs that you want to view, and then click Next.

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

  9. Click the Job Details tab.

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

  10. To change the client , in the Select Client box, select a different Evault 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.

Note: If the Evault 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 Evault command line operations, contact Evault support.


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.

What to Do Next

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