Installing Restore Only Agents

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Overview

To install software components in 'restore only' mode, you must select the Restore Only checkbox in the Selected Platforms screen while performing the Installation.

When a component is installed on a client computer in restore only mode, license for that component will not be consumed and you will be able to use that client only as a destination for restoring backed up data that is residing on a different computer. You cannot perform backup operations on that client computer.

Later if you wish to perform backup operations on such a client computer, you must reconfigure that client from the CommCell Console so that a license is consumed for the selected entity, enabling all common backup and recovery operations. For more information see Troubleshooting Installs.

In a clustered environment, if you do not wish to protect physical nodes with a specific agent, you can install that agent in 'restore only' mode, doing so will prevent the consumption of additional license per node.

For example, if you want to configure SQL Server iDataAgent for a particular Cluster Group and do not wish to protect physical nodes with this agent, you can install the SQL Server iDataAgent on the physical nodes in 'restore only' mode. In this case, the license for SQL Server iDataAgent will be consumed only for the Cluster Group client while it is configured from the CommCell Console.

Installing the Agents in Restore Only Mode - Windows

To install the software components in restore only mode, select Restore Only checkbox in Selected Platforms dialog during the Installation, as shown in the sample screen image. Installing Restore Only agents allows you to install the agent software without consuming any license.

Installing the restore only software using Restore Only option will display the client in the CommCell console enabling you to select it as a destination client during the restore process. This is displayed in the sample image.

Installing the Agents in Restore Only Mode - UNIX

To install the software components in restore only mode, enter Yes during the Installation, as shown in the sample screen.

Installing Restore only Agents allows you to install the agent software without consuming any license.

Do you want to use the agents for restore only without consuming licenses? [no] yes

Installing the restore only software using Restore Only option will display the client in the CommCell console enabling you to select it as a destination client during the restore process. This is displayed in the sample image.

Installing the Database Agents in Restore Only Mode

To install the software components in restore only mode, you must select the Restore Only checkbox in the Selected Platforms screen while performing the Installation.
Installing the Agents in Restore only mode allows you to install the agent software without consuming any license.

Restoring Oracle, SAP for Oracle, SAP for MaxDB as Restore Only

To install Oracle, SAP for Oracle and SAP for MaxDB iDataAgents software for restore only, perform the following steps:

  1. Select Restore Only checkbox in Selected Platforms dialog box while installing the Agent software. For step-by-step instructions, see Installation.
  2. Create an Instance.

Restoring Microsoft SQL Server as Restore Only

To install Microsoft SQL Server iDataAgent for restore only, perform the following during Installation:
  1. Select Restore Only checkbox in Selected Platforms dialog box.
  2. Select Auto discovery instances check box in SQL Auto Discover Option dialog box.

For list of agents supporting Restore Only install, click Installation - Support.