Activity Control - Online Help

The following sections provide context-sensitive help information related to this feature.

CommCell Properties (Activity Control)

Use this dialog box to enable or disable activities such as data management, data recovery or all operations within the CommCell (regardless of the client computer from which they originate). If you want to control these operations that originate from a specific client computer or agent, use the Activity Control tab of the CommCell entity property dialog box.

All Activity

Allows you to enable or disable all CommCell operations.

  • Enable All Job Activity

    When selected, enables all operations within the CommCell. When cleared, data management, data recovery, auxiliary copy, data aging, deduplication, Disaster Recovery backup, scheduled export media, scheduled reports, quick and full inventory (in a blind library) and Content Indexing operations are disabled.

    If you disable this option without disabling the Enable DDB Activity option, deduplication operations (such as backup, pruning and reconstruction jobs) will still continue to run. Therefore, we recommend to disable Enable DDB Activity first, and then the Enable All Job Activity option.

    When this option is disabled, the following also takes place:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which all job activity operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • CommCell operations cannot be started, and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting operations can run to completion.
    • Operations in a pending, queued, or suspended state cannot be resumed until this option is enabled. (Job states are indicated by the Job Controller.)
    • Pending operations cannot run until this option is enabled.
    • Index restore jobs, immediate export media jobs and reports are still enabled.
Data Management and Recovery Activity

Allows you to enable or disable backup and restore operations.

  • Enable Data Management

    When selected, backup operations are allowed in the CommCell. When cleared, backup operations are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which backup operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • Backup operations cannot be started and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting backup operations can run to completion.
    • Backup operations in a pending, queued, or suspended state cannot be resumed until this field is enabled. (Job states are indicated by the Job Controller.)
    • Pending backup operations cannot run until this field is enabled.
  • Enable Data Recovery

    When selected, restore operations are allowed in the CommCell. When cleared, restore operations are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which restore operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • Restore operations cannot be started and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting restore operations can run to completion.
    • Pending restore operations cannot run until this field is enabled.

Administration Activity

Allows you to enable or disable auxiliary copy or data aging operations.

  • Enable Auxiliary Copy

    When selected, auxiliary copy operations are allowed in the CommCell. When cleared, auxiliary copy operations are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which data aging operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • Auxiliary copy operations cannot be started and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting auxiliary copy operations can run to completion.
    • Auxiliary copy operations in a pending, queued, or suspended state cannot be resumed until this field is enabled. (Job states are indicated by the Job Controller.)
    • Pending auxiliary copy operations cannot run until this field is enabled.
  • Enable Data Aging

    When selected, data aging operations are allowed in the CommCell. When cleared, data aging operations are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which data aging operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • Data Aging operations cannot be started and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting data aging operations can run to completion.
    • Data Aging operations in a pending, queued, or suspended  state cannot be resumed until this field is enabled. (Job states are indicated by the Job Controller.)
    • Pending data aging operations cannot run until this field is enabled.
  • Enable DDB Activity

    When selected, deduplication database operations (which includes backup, pruning and reconstruction jobs) are allowed in the CommCell. When cleared, deduplication database operations are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which deduplication database operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • Deduplication database operations cannot be started and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting deduplication database operations can run to completion.
    • Deduplication database operations in a pending, queued, or suspended  state cannot be resumed until this field is enabled. (Job states are indicated by the Job Controller.)
    • Pending deduplication database operations cannot run until this field is enabled.
Schedule Activity

Allows you to enable or disable scheduling.

  • Enable Scheduler

    When selected, all scheduled jobs are allowed to occur. When cleared, all scheduled jobs are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which scheduled jobs should begin on the CommCell.
    • All scheduled jobs cannot be started and are skipped.

Content Index Activity

Allows you to enable or disable offline content indexing operations.

  • Enable Offline Content Indexing

    When selected, offline content indexing operations are allowed in the CommCell. When cleared, offline content indexing operations are disabled, and:

    • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which offline content indexing operations should begin on the CommCell.
    • Offline content indexing operations cannot be started and are skipped.
    • Running and waiting offline content indexing operations can run to completion.
    • Offline content indexing operations in a pending, queued, or suspended state cannot be resumed until this option is enabled.
    • Pending offline content indexing operations cannot run until this option is enabled.

(Job states are indicated by the Job Controller.)

Client Group/Client/Agent Properties (Activity Control)

Use this dialog box  to enable or disable backup or restore operations on a selected client computer group, client computer, or agent. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent for which the information is being displayed.

  • For the File Archiver for Windows Agent, use this dialog box to enable or disable Data Classification.
  • If backup or restore operations are disabled at the client computer group or client level, then operations below these levels will also be disabled.

Enable Backup / Archive / QR Volume Creation

Specifies whether data management operations (Backups / Archive / QR Volume Creation) will occur for this client computer group, client computer, or agent.

If cleared:

  • The Enable after a Delay button appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which data management operations should begin on the selected client computer group, client computer, or agent.
  • Data management operations from this client computer group, client computer, agent, or subclient cannot be started and are skipped.
  • Running and waiting data management operations for this client computer group, client computer, or agent run to completion.
  • Stopped data management operations for this client computer group, client computer, or agent cannot be resumed until this option is enabled.
  • Pending data management operations for this client computer group, client computer, or agent do not run until this option is enabled.

Enable Restore / Retrieve / QR Volume Recovery

Specifies whether data recovery operations (Restores / Retrieve / QR Volume Recovery) will occur from this client computer group, client computer or agent.

If cleared:

  • The Enable after a Delay button  appears to the right side of this operation activity. It allows to pre-determine the date and time at which data recovery operations should begin on the selected client computer group, client computer, or agent.
  • Data recovery operations for this client computer group, client computer or agent cannot be started and are skipped.
  • Running data recovery operations for this client computer group, client computer or agent run to completion.
  • Pending data recovery operations for this client computer group, client computer or agent do not run until data recovery operations are enabled.

Enable Data Aging

When selected, data aging operations are allowed on the Client or Client Group. When cleared, data aging operations are skipped on a client or client group, and:

  • The Enable after a Delay button is displayed next to this operation activity. Use the button to specify the date and time when data-aging operations on a client or client group can begin on the CommCell.

Enable Discovery

Specifies whether discovery operations will occur.

Subclient Properties (Activity Control)

Use this dialog box  to enable or disable backups on a selected subclient.

Enable Backup / Archive

Specifies whether backups will occur for this subclient.

If cleared:

  • Backups from this subclient cannot be started and are skipped.
  • Running and waiting backups for this subclient run to completion.
  • Stopped backups for this subclient cannot be resumed until this option is enabled.
  • Pending backups for this subclient do not run until this option is enabled.

(Job states are indicated in the Job Controller.)

Enable <Activity>

Use this dialog box to specify the time zone and date at which the specified operation activity (e.g., Data Management/Data Recovery operations) will begin on the CommCell, client computer group, client computer, or agent.

Automatically Enable at the following time

When selected, it allows you to specify a date at which the specified operation activity can begin. Clear this option to disable the operation activity for an indefinite period.

Time Zone

Displays the time zone of the CommCell, selected client computer group, client computer, agent, or subclient. Select a different time zone for operation activity to adhere to for commencement.

Date

Select the date and time for the operation activity to begin.