CommCell Migration - Online Help

Export Options (General)

Use this dialog box to configure export options for CommCell migration.

Use Local

Specifies that the export location is a local path.

Use Network

Specifies that the export location is a network share.

Use Other CommServe

Specifies to host the export meta data directly on the destination CommServe.

Impersonate User

Allows you to use impersonate user. Click User Name/Password to access the User name and password dialog to provide access credentials.

Host Details

Click to type CommCell credentials for Host (destination) CommServe.

Export Folder

Provide a path to save the export files containing the data and configuration details. Click Browse to locate the folder or enter the complete path.

Export From Other SQL Instance

Select this option to export the metadata from remote CommCell across different database instances.

Click SQL Server Details to provide access credentials.

  • SQL Server Name

    Enter the name of the source SQL Server from which the metadata is to be exported

  • User Name

    The user account that must be used to access the SQL Server.

  • Password

    The password of the specified user account.

Export entities from

Select the database from which you want to export your entities.

Select Associations

Allows you to select the components for migration. Associations include Client Computers which includes clients and client groups. Configuration include elements such as Subclient Policies, Schedule Policies, Users and User Groups, Alerts, and Media Locations.

Do Not Export MediaAgents

When selected, the MediaAgents of the selected source client will be excluded form export process.

Automatically Select Complete Cluster

When Selected, all the physical and the virtual nodes of the selected source cluster will be exported.

Advanced

Click to include advanced export options.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

For more information, see CommCell Migration.

Use other CommServe Host Login - Host Details

Use this dialog box if you are using another CommServe as a host other than the CommServe that is used for migration.

Select CommCell

Select an already registered CommCell or enter the name of the CommCell to register and use as a host.

Register Remote CommCell

Use this dialog box to register the remote CommCell.

User Name

The user name used to login to the remote CommCell Console.

Password

The password of the specified user name.

Host Name

The name of the CommCell to be registered for monitoring.

Select CommServe client located across a firewall

Select this option if the source CommCell is behind a firewall, and then select the pseudo client name from the list.

Save Configuration To File

Use this dialog box to save CommCell Configuration (such as Clients, Agents, Backupsets, Subclients details) to a xml file.

CommCell Configuration File

Specify the file path where you want to save the configuration file.

This is useful during GRC/CommCell Migration when the network connectivity between the source CommCell and the destination CommCell is low.

Select Export Options (Export Options)

Use this dialog box to provide client export options.

Client Capture Options
  • Capture Holidays

    Select this option to export the client holiday schedules, for the selected client.

  • Capture Operation Window

    Select this option to export the operation rules for system operations, for the selected client.

  • Capture Activity Control

    Select this option to export the data management and data recover operations for the selected client.

  • Capture Schedules

    Select this option to export the schedule details of the selected source client.

Staging Option

  • Specify Staging Path

    Select this option if you wish to change the path specified to stage the migration data.

  • Staging Path

    Enter the complete staging path or click Browse to locate the folder.

Staging Option - CommServe Database instance resides on a remote machine

  • Please specify the location of a shared folder on the SQL Server

    Select this option if you wish to specify the path of remote SQL Server to stage the migration data when the CommServe and its database resides in two different computers.

  • Local Path on SQL Server

    Enter the local path to export and stage the metadata on the SQL Server.

  • UNC path of above path

    Enter the machine name and the location of the local path of the SQL server to stage the metadata. Click User Name/Password to access the User name and password dialog to provide access credentials.

Job Initiation

Use this dialog box to start the export process immediately or to schedule it for a later time.

Immediate

Specifies this job will run immediately.

Schedule

Specifies this job will be scheduled. When you click Configure, the Schedule Details dialog box will open and allow you to configure the schedule pattern.

Startup

Use this dialog box to select the job startup options for export.

Start up in suspended state

Specifies that this job will start in the Job Controller in a suspended state and cannot run until the job is manually resumed using the Resume option. This option can be used to add a level of manual control when a job is started. For example, you could schedule jobs to start in the suspended state and then choose which scheduled jobs complete by resuming the operation started in the suspended state.

Description

Use this field to enter a description about the entity. This description can include information about the entity's content, cautionary notes, etc.

Job Retry

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 or operation for which the information is being displayed.

Enable Total Running Time

The maximum elapsed time, in hours and minutes, from the time that the job is created. When the specified maximum elapsed time is reached, as long as the job is in the "Running" state, it will continue; if the job is not in the "Running" state when the specified time is reached, Job Manager will kill the job.

Enable Number of Retries

The number of times that Job Manager will attempt to restart the job. Once the maximum number of retry attempts has been reached, if the job has still not restarted successfully, Job Manager will kill the job. Note that this job-based setting will not be valid if restartability has been turned off in the Job Management Control Panel.

Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires

Option to kill the job when the specified Total Running Time has elapsed, even if its state is "Running". This option is available only if you have specified a Total Running Time.

Job Selection

Use this dialog box to specify the job selection with time range for export.

All Jobs

    Select this option if you wish to capture all the jobs of source client for performing export operation.

Absolute

Select this option if you wish to capture data for migration based on absolute time.

  • Time Zone

    Specify the time zone for calculating the absolute time.

  • Start Time

    Specify the start day, date, and time.

  • End Time

    Specify the end day, date, and time.

Relative

Select this option to provide a relative time for capturing export data. Select the hours and minutes in the Last hours field.

Import Wizard - Select Import Folder

Use this wizard to configure import options for CommCell migration.

Import Folder

Provide a path to access the import files containing the CommCell migration data. Click Browse to locate the folder or enter the complete path.

Use Local

Specifies that the export location is a local path.

Use Network

Specifies that the export location is a network share.

Impersonate User

Allows you to use impersonate user. Click User Name/Password to access the User name and password dialog to provide access credentials.

Import Wizard - Select CommCell to Import

Use this dialog box to configure import options for CommCell migration.

Select CommCell

Specify a CommCell to import the source client metadata. Click Next to proceed.

Add Sharing Folder

Use this dialog box to add the shared library device.

Device Name

Displays a shared device name.

MediaAgent

Specifies the MediaAgent (on the source CommCell) for importing data.

Unix Sharing folder

Select the access path of the shared library for Unix based machine.

Windows Sharing Folder

Select the access path of the shared library for Windows based machine.

Local path

Select this option if the shared library is in local machine.

Network Path

Select this option if the shared library is in network location.

  • Connect as

    If you select the UNC path, then provide the access credentials to access the shared library.

  • Password

    Enter the password to access the network shared library

  • Verify Password

    Re-enter the password to access the network shared library

  • Folder

    Enter or browse to select the shared library folder.

Import Wizard - Deduplication Database Mapping

Use this wizard page to specify the Deduplication Database access path for importing data.

Set the Destination Path

  • Storage Policy

    Displays the name of the Storage Policy.

  • Storage Policy Copy

    Displays the name of the Storage Policy Copy.

  • Source MediaAgent

    Displays the source MediaAgent  that is configured in the Import wizard.

  • Source Access Path

    Displays the source Deduplication Database access path.

  • Target MediaAgent

    Specifies the target MediaAgent (on the destination CommCell) for importing data. Click Edit to change or select a new target MediaAgent from the available MediaAgents list.

  • Target Path

    Specifies the target Deduplication Database access path (on the destination CommCell) for importing data. Click Edit to change or add a new target access path.

Select Destination MediaAgents and Mount Paths

Use this dialog box to configure MediaAgents on the destination CommCell or edit the destination for Mount Paths if required.

Source Library

Displays the Source Library which is being migrated from the source CommCell.

Destination MediaAgent

Select the MediaAgent to be associated with the library on the destination CommCell which is currently being imported.

MountPath

Select the Mount Path of the source library for migration.

Location

Specifies the location of the Mount Path.

Credentials

Specifies the Username/Password to access the Mount Path if the Mount Path is hosted on a Network location.

Prune Allowed

Select the check box to prune the data on the Mount Path after the migration is complete.

Contact your Software provider to have this option enabled.

Select Destination Deduplication Database Path

Use this dialog box to add or edit the destination for Deduplication database location.

Set the Destination Path

  • Storage Policy

    Displays the name of the Storage Policy.

  • Storage Policy Copy

    Displays the name of the Storage Policy Copy.

  • Source MediaAgent

    Displays the name of the source MediaAgent.

  • Source Access Path

    Displays the source Deduplication database location.

  • Target MediaAgent

    Displays the MediaAgent from the list (on the destination CommCell) for importing data.

  • Target Path

    Displays the path of the Deduplication database location on the destination CommCell.

    Click Edit to change the path of the Deduplication database location.

  • Confirm

    Select the check box to confirm your selections.

Import Wizard - Client Name Mapping

Use this wizard to provide new names for clients on the destination CommCell. If new names are not provided, the clients are migrated with same names as in the source CommCell.

Set New Client Name

  • Existing Client Name

    Specifies the name of the client on the source CommCell.

  • Existing Client Host Name

    Specifies the host name of the client on the source CommCell.

  • New Client Name

    Specify a new name for the selected client on the destination CommCell.

  • New Client Host Name

    Specify a new host name for the selected client on the destination CommCell.

Import Wizard - Import Options

Use this wizard to configure import options for CommCell migration.

Skip Import of Data From Conflict Media

Select this option to skip the Conflict (ex: barcode conflict) while importing data. If selected, this option allows you to skip the conflict and successfully run the job.

Allow imported media to be reused on this CommCell

Select this option to mark the media as usable in the destination CommCell. If you select this option, the media will be reused even if the library option to use media from a different CommCell is disabled.

Delete Entities Not Present (does not apply to clients and MediaAgents)

Select this option if you wish to delete the migration elements that are not present in the destination CommCell.

  • Delete entities If only from Source

    Select this option to delete entities if available only on source.

On Conflict (does not apply to clients and MediaAgents)

Specify import options in case of conflict.

  • Fail If Entity Already Exists

    Select this option to fail the import if an entity already exist.

  • Force Overwrite

    Select this option to overwrite existing entities on the destination CommCell.

Force Overwrite Options for non-client entities

Select the following options to overwrite existing non-client entities on the destination CommCell.

  • Force Overwrite Holidays

    Select this option to overwrite Holidays details.

  • Force Overwrite Operation Window

    Select this option to overwrite Operation Window details.

  • Force Overwrite Schedules

    Select this option to overwrite Schedule details.

Import Wizard - Import Options

Use this wizard to configure import options for CommCell migration.

Client Import Options

  • Import Holidays

    Select this option to import client Holidays details.

  • Import Operation Window

    Select this option to import client Operation Window details.

  • Import Activity Control

    Select this option to import client Activity Control details.

  • Import Schedules

    Select this option to import client Schedule details.

Staging Option

  • Specify Staging Path

    Select this option to access the metadata for import process that has been exported to the staged location.

  • Staging Path

    Enter the complete staging path or click Browse to locate the folder.

Staging Option - CommServe Database instance resides on a remote machine

  • Please specify the location of a shared folder on the SQL Server

    Select this option if you wish to specify the path of remote SQL Server where the staged migration data has been exported to when the CommServe and its database resides in two different computers.

  • Local Path on SQL Server

    Enter the local path to export and stage the metadata on the SQL Server.

  • UNC path of above path

    Enter the machine name and the location of the local path of the SQL server to stage the metadata. Click User Name/Password to access the User name and password dialog to provide access credentials.

Import Wizard - Job Initiation

Use this wizard to start the import process immediately or to schedule it for a later time.

Immediate

Specifies this job will run immediately.

Schedule

Specifies this job will be scheduled. When you click Configure, the Schedule Details dialog box will open and allow you to configure the schedule pattern.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.