Child Domain Backup using Commvault

Last post 05-18-2017, 6:52 PM by Ali. 4 replies.
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  • Child Domain Backup using Commvault
    Posted: 05-09-2017, 1:14 PM


    We are using commvault software to backup the primary domain and all servers in the headquarters of my company.

    Recently, we added a new child domain with two domain controllers to our new remote site in other country.

    How can we backup the new child domain? Commvault's File System and Active Directory agent needed to be installed to one of two child domain controllers? What is the best practice for this requirement?

    Thank you in advance,


  • Re: Child Domain Backup using Commvault
    Posted: 05-09-2017, 4:15 PM



    You have to install Commvault File System and Active Directory agents on all child domain controllers, so that we can backup systems state using FS and AD database using Active Directory Agent.

  • Re: Child Domain Backup using Commvault
    Posted: 05-11-2017, 6:13 AM

    I disagree, why would you want to backup every DC?

    Result will be the same when you backup one DC, if one fails you build a new one and it will receive a replication from the DC's which are still active. If a DR is needed you will only restore one DC and then build new DC's to receive a replication as well.

    Adding more DC's to the backup will only consume more Disklibrary and DDB space, also aux copy is affected regarding data size and possibly bandwith usage.

  • Re: Child Domain Backup using Commvault
    Posted: 05-12-2017, 12:50 PM

    Ok, it is clear that we need to backup only one child domain controller.

    Except from "Server File System" License, are we also need to purchase an additional license for active directory or is included with Server File System License?

    Thank you.


  • Re: Child Domain Backup using Commvault
    Posted: 05-18-2017, 6:52 PM
    • Ali is not online. Last active: 03-05-2018, 11:33 PM Ali
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    Correct, you will need an Active Directory iA license, which falls under the Application Class 1 license.

    If you already have a Capacity License assigned to your CommCell, chance are you already have this license.  Worst case during install it will indicate if licenses are missing, at which point you will need to reach out to the account team to acquire the missing licenses.

    More on licensing here if you need it:

    AD iDA Licensing Requirements:

    Overall Licensing Breakdown/Matrix

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