Multi Instancing - Support

  • Remote install and Remote upgrade are not supported on multiple instances.
  • Silent Installs for Unix Agents cannot be used to create additional instances, and cannot be used for a computer that already has multiple Instances:
  • Multiple Instances of the MediaAgent installed on a single computer which share libraries must be in the same CommCell. To be in separate CommCells, they cannot share any libraries with each other.
  • Multiple instances for the CommServe is supported only for cluster group servers.
  • A maximum of 16 instances are supported on a single Windows computer; there is no limit on a UNIX computer.

The following Agents support  Multi Instancing

Multi-Instance Installations

Comments

Backup

Active Directory
DB2
DB2 DPF You cannot use DB2 iDataAgents installed to different instances to protect the data of a given version of DB2 on a Unix computer. For example, if DB2 version 8 is installed on a given computer, you cannot protect some of its data with a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 001, and protect some of its data with a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 002. However, if you have DB2 version 8 and DB2 version 9 installed on the same Unix computer, you could, for instance, use a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 001 to protect the data of DB2 version 8, and a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 002 to protect the data of DB2 version 9.
DB2 pureScale You cannot use DB2 iDataAgents installed to different instances to protect the data of a given version of DB2 on a Unix computer. For example, if DB2 version 8 is installed on a given computer, you cannot protect some of its data with a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 001, and protect some of its data with a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 002. However, if you have DB2 version 8 and DB2 version 9 installed on the same Unix computer, you could, for instance, use a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 001 to protect the data of DB2 version 8, and a DB2 iDataAgent installed to Instance 002 to protect the data of DB2 version 9.
Documentum
Exchange Database Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before commencing data protection operations. If there is an overlap of subclient content, data loss may occur.
Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before commencing data protection operations. If there is an overlap of subclient content, data loss may occur.
Exchange Public Folder Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before commencing data protection operations. If there is an overlap of subclient content, data loss may occur.
IBM i File System
IBM Notes Database
IBM Notes Document
Image Level
Informix Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before commencing data protection operations. If there is an overlap of subclient content, data loss may occur.
Macintosh File System
Microsoft SharePoint Server Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before commencing data protection operations. If there is an overlap of subclient content, data loss may occur.
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Windows File Systems Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect Backup.
MySQL
NAS
OES File System
OpenVMS File System
Oracle Supported on UNIX; not supported on Windows.

Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect backups.

Oracle RAC
PostgreSQL
SAP for MaxDB
SAP for Oracle
SAP HANA
Sybase Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before commencing data protection operations. If there is an overlap of subclient content, data loss may occur.
Unix File Systems
  • Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect backup.
  • Multi Instancing is not supported for block-level backup.

Archive

Domino Mailbox Archiver
Exchange Compliance Archiver
Exchange Mailbox Archiver Multi Instancing is supported for the Exchange Mailbox Archiver, when used with the proxy fanning configuration. See Exchange Mailbox Archiver Agent.

Also supported for OWA Proxy Enabler and Outlook Add-In (if installed from the CommCell Console or from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager, and not through GPOs using the MPI package) but not for WebProxy Agent for Exchange.
Exchange Public Folder Archiver
OnePass for Celerra
OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic)
OnePass for Hitachi HNAS (BlueArc) Multi Instancing is supported for the File Share Archiver Client if installed from the CommCell Console or from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager, and not through GPOs using the MSI package.
OnePass for NetApp
OnePass for Network Shares
OnePass for Unix
OnePass for Windows
Oracle Archiving
SharePoint Archiver

Replication

ContinuousDataReplicator

Virtualization

Citrix Xen
Microsoft Hyper-V Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect backup.
VMware Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect backup.

Laptop

Laptop Backup (Linux) Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect Backup.
Laptop Backup (Macintosh)
Laptop Backup (Windows) Multi Instancing is not supported for SnapProtect Backup.