Using the Web Console Clean Up Report

Last post 10-23-2020, 10:02 AM by jbommer. 4 replies.
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  • Using the Web Console Clean Up Report
    Posted: 10-19-2020, 12:45 PM


    I am using the Commcell Clean Up Report combined with the SLA Report to monitor for blind spots in managing VSA VM backups. Specifically, I tune the SLA monitor to 3 days to look for missing VMs and use the Clean Up Report -> Subclients -> "VMs in Multiple Subclient" section to look for VMs in multiple subclients. Both have alerts set to open a ticket in our ticketing system so there is follow up any time something is getting duplicate or no backup coverage. 

    For the SLA monitor, as VMs are decommissioned and you no longer want them tracked in the SLA you can strike them from the SLA count inside of the properties of the VM object in the Commcell GUI. However, I am not sure there is anything equivalent in the Clean Up Report to acknowledge that a VM is in multiple subclients and you do not want it to continue alerting. The case here where we know about duplicates is that I just evacuated a subclient and added the VMs to other existing subclients. The now-defunct subclient needs to exist until the data expires of course. Is the only option to simply delete the contents of the defunct subclient?

    Has anyone else come across this or is anyone else using these tools similarly and have tips for configuraiton tuning?



  • Re: Using the Web Console Clean Up Report
    Posted: 10-19-2020, 5:08 PM

    You could delete the subclient that is defunct.   The data will remain in the storage policy and age by days not cycles.  There is a report for deleted subclient retention you can see what the data is doing once the subclient is gone.  You could still restore from that data.  

  • Re: Using the Web Console Clean Up Report
    Posted: 10-19-2020, 5:30 PM

    Hello Jamie,

    In SP22, Clean up report automatically excludes any Client for which Backup activity is disabled.  Since its a duplicate, you can uncheck the "Enable Backup" option in the Activity Control tab  of  the VM Properties and it will be excluded from the cleanup report.





  • Re: Using the Web Console Clean Up Report
    Posted: 10-23-2020, 9:58 AM

    Thank you so much for this information! We have not used this as a practice in our operations of subclient cleanup after decommission, but you are right in that this looks safe (and we do know of course that when you delete a subclient it doesn't erase and remove media or prune data or jobs that way). This was really helpful, thank you for responding!

  • Re: Using the Web Console Clean Up Report
    Posted: 10-23-2020, 10:02 AM

    Hi Venkat,

    Thank you so much for your response, it is helpful to know that this will not be an issue by the time 11.22 is installed in our Prod environment. 

    FWIW, we are currently at 11.19 and our decommissioning subclients operations do include disabling Enable Backup on the Activity Control tab, and even with that disabled and the object struck from the SLA these VMs are still showing up on the Cleanup Report. Definitely looking foreward to the change in 11.22.

    Thank you!


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