Should file system backups of the CommServe and Media Agents be performed?

Last post 01-01-2019, 12:32 PM by Ali. 3 replies.
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  • Should file system backups of the CommServe and Media Agents be performed?
    Posted: 12-19-2018, 3:09 PM

    I just noticed that our media agents and the commserve itself are not getting backed up. I took over support of CV here awhile back. Is it considered best business practice to do file system backups on those infastructure machines?

  • Re: Should file system backups of the CommServe and Media Agents be performed?
    Posted: 12-19-2018, 3:13 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 06-24-2019, 4:40 PM Liam
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    Unless they have a function outside of being CV components, I'd say no.

    If the CS goes down you'd stand up a new machine and load the DR database on a fresh CS install and that would be the new machine. You wouldn't go a step further and then restore the CS and load it again. 

    Generally for media agents it's more of the same. The redundancy for the backups are Aux Copies, not a MA backup. Same for Index and Dedup as they are backed up with specific processes as well. 

  • Re: Should file system backups of the CommServe and Media Agents be performed?
    Posted: 12-19-2018, 3:15 PM

    The critical components of the Commserve ( the sqldatabase); of the Media Agent ( Dedupe data base and Index Cache) are and should be backed up already with default backups. There is really no need to backup much else ( unless your servers have critical business files on them) that require agents based backups. 

  • Re: Should file system backups of the CommServe and Media Agents be performed?
    Posted: 01-01-2019, 12:32 PM
    • Ali is not online. Last active: 06-22-2019, 9:40 PM Ali
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    Also in addition to the above, if your config is not 'standard' like a stand along CS machine or a single partition DDB host would be good to go thru this section in the documentation as well, as it kinda makes you think about what do in an outage and what needs to be recovered

    You can setup/anticipate different scenarios depending on how the CS and/or MA are functioning (in terms of Roles in Commvault) and what the business requirement is for the RPO and RTO.

    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=43507.htm

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