Media agent for Cloud backup

Last post 10-10-2018, 12:29 AM by Ian_Gib. 4 replies.
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  • Media agent for Cloud backup
    Posted: 10-07-2018, 5:41 AM

    Need some guidance to set up media agent for cloud backups. 

    I need to backup close to 10 TB to the cloud while maintaining a copy of backup on local disk library. 

    Media agent guidelines recommend an extra small or small media agent, Can I configure 2 DDB's , one for local copy on disk library, and one for cloud backups on a small/extra small media agent or do I need 2 media agents to enable 2 copies. 


  • Re: Media agent for Cloud backup
    Posted: 10-08-2018, 1:10 AM

    Hi Ian

    In relation to your setup, one Local Copy and one Cloud Copy, I would recommend the below (assuming using one MediaAgent):

    • Run normal Backup to the Local MediaAgent and Local Disk Library
    • Once the Backup is written to the Disk Library, we can then configure the Secondary Copy, to Aux Copy the data to the Cloud Library.
    The benefit of the above is redundancy, with the Cloud Copy having longer retention then the Primary Copy. 
    Note - for both the above setup, we need two separate DDB, either on a single separate MediaAgent or two MediaAgent, as one DDB will be holding references for data both on the local library, and the other DDB for the Aux Copy. 
    Hopefully that helps 
    Thank you 
  • Re: Media agent for Cloud backup
    Posted: 10-08-2018, 6:38 PM

    Thank you Winston, 

    Since the data is not significantly large, Can 2 DDB be created on a small size media agent , although it is not recommended by Commvault, Or do I need to create 2 small media agents with a DDB each. 

  • Re: Media agent for Cloud backup
    Posted: 10-08-2018, 8:54 PM

    Hi Ian

    It is still possible to create two DDB's on a single MediaAgent (we usually recommend to have it on separate Disk and Volumes), so it abides to CommVault Best Practice. 

    The only downside of the above configuration is potential performance issue, although it is still allowed. 

    Every organizations has their only limitation and requirement, so the decision of using a single MA or 2 MA is really up to whether it fits the goal and requirement. 

    Thank you 


  • Re: Media agent for Cloud backup
    Posted: 10-10-2018, 12:29 AM

    Thanks Winston, 

    Make a lot of sense now. 

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