Linux Media Agent & Granular recovery

Last post 02-08-2016, 3:47 PM by isle. 3 replies.
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  • Linux Media Agent & Granular recovery
    Posted: 02-07-2016, 12:37 PM

    Hi Experts,

    do i need a Windows Media Agent to perform Single File Restores from a Windows Guest in V11? The VSA is running on Windows (VM with Hotadd and Client Side Dedup) but the Central Catalog will be hosted on a Linux Media Agent (also hosting Dedup & Backup2Disk). Can i enable Metadata Collection on the VSA Agent or is just Live Browse possible in this Design.


    thanks Hese

  • Re: Linux Media Agent & Granular recovery
    Posted: 02-08-2016, 7:22 AM

    Hi Hese,

    in Simpana V10, a Windows MA was needed to decode the Backup for granular recovery.
    In case of (only) Linux MAs in your Environment, you could also use the CommServe, or any other Windows MA (even without access to the library) to restore the data.

    with V11 support for Linux VSA is being announced (if remember correct), so maybe you can also use a Linux MA for restore.

    You could also add MA Software to the VSA and address this one as MA for the Restore. (as mentioned, no direct access to the Library is needed)


  • Re: Linux Media Agent & Granular recovery
    Posted: 02-08-2016, 3:44 PM
    • isle is not online. Last active: 11-20-2019, 3:07 PM isle
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    Granular Recovery will not allow you to run the restore on unix



    Restores from Backups Made Using a UNIX MediaAgent

    • The Index Cache must be on an NTFS disk.
    • You must enable restore jobs to use an alternative MediaAgent and drive pool to access the required media.
    • For backups that use a UNIX MediaAgent, the index for the UNIX MediaAgent is copied to the Windows MediaAgent selected for the browse and restore. This enables all volumes, files, and folders to be displayed when browsing a virtual machine.
    Enabling Files and Folder Restores from Backups Made Using UNIX MediaAgents

    To enable file-level restores from disk-level backups that were made using any UNIX MediaAgent, perform the following steps:

    1. From the CommCell Console, click Control Panel.
    2. On the Control Panel, under Storage, click Media Management.
    3. On the Media Management Configuration dialog, click the Resource Manager Configuration tab.
    4. For the Allow restore jobs to use alternative MediaAgent and Drive Pool to access required media parameter, click in the Value column and enter 1.
    5. Click OK.
    Restore Process

    When restoring files, you must select a Windows MediaAgent for the restore.

  • Re: Linux Media Agent & Granular recovery
    Posted: 02-08-2016, 3:47 PM
    • isle is not online. Last active: 11-20-2019, 3:07 PM isle
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    update post to corrected info

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