Archive in the Capacity Calculation


Capacity usage is calculated based on the size of archive jobs for OnePass and classic archiver features, legal hold jobs, and Object Link jobs performed in the CommCell environment. Archive jobs are included in the calculation of capacity consumption, but archive copy jobs are not included.

To view capacity calculations for the CommCell environment, see Capacity Types in the License Summary Report.

Included Data

The following types of data are included:

  • The last backup cycle of each OnePass subclient: The last backup cycle includes the most recent full or synthetic full backup job, and all incremental jobs that ran after the last full or synthetic full job.

  • Any subclient that is configured with OnePass counts towards the capacity calculation (even if archiving rules are not enabled for stub files).

  • Any File System subclient configured with job-based retention or object-based retention with minimum retention based on file modification counts toward the capacity calculation.

  • An archiver subclient under the archive set or a OnePass subclient that is configured with job-based retention: The first full backup job and all corresponding incremental backup jobs count towards the capacity calculation.

  • All archive jobs for OnePass for Exchange Mailbox.

  • All legal hold jobs.

  • All Object Link jobs.

  • Traditional archiver agents: The total size of all active archive jobs is included in the capacity calculation.

  • Virtual server agents: The guest VM size is measured to calculate capacity. For more information, see Virtual Machines in the Capacity Calculation.

Capacity Usage Increase

Capacity usage can increase by running new archive jobs.

Capacity Usage Decrease

Capacity usage can decrease because of the following actions:

  • Deleting a subclient policy: Even if the archive job is retained, it won't be counted towards measurement.

  • Disabling backups on the subclient. For more information, see Enabling or Disabling backups and restores.

Excluded Data

The following types of data are excluded from the capacity calculation:

  • Multiple instances of the same archive job across different copies of a storage policy.

  • Jobs from deconfigured clients that are disabled for new archive services.

  • Secondary, deduplicated silo jobs: Only the original archive job is counted towards measurement and the secondary jobs are excluded.

  • Content Indexing jobs.

  • Content Director jobs.

  • Jobs from import operations, including jobs that are actively managed in other CommCells, or third-party jobs from the External Data Collector (these jobs qualify as read-only, deconfigured clients).

  • If you apply the CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts license (a CAL license), Virtual Server Agent jobs do not count towards capacity. For more information about this license, see CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts.

  • If you apply the End Point User and End Point Sharing User licenses (CAL licenses), backups performed by laptop users and Edge users do not count towards capacity. For more information about these licenses, see the End Point User sections in Client Access License - Usage Calculation.

Capacity Types in the License Summary Report