Change Data Path - Configuration

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Change the Data Path of a Storage Policy Copy

To change the data path of a Storage Policy Copy:

  1. Right click a storage policy copy for which you want to change the data path , click All Tasks and click Change Data Path.
  2. The Change Data Path dialog box is displayed.
    • For disk media, select the appropriate Library and the MediaAgent where you want to migrate the media.
    • For tape media, select the appropriate Library, Master Drive Pool, Drive Pool, and Scratch Pool where you want to migrate the media.
  3. Click OK to change the data path.

Backup Using a Specific Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive

Use the following procedure to change the data path for a backup operation.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure that the Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive you wish to select is online and accessible.

To backup data using a specific Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive:

  1. select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select the appropriate options.
  4. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box. Select the desired options.
  5. From the Advanced Backup Options (Data Path) tab, select the Library and MediaAgent that you wish to perform the backup. For tape library, select the Drive Pool and Drive.

    Note that the Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive specified here are applicable for this job only.

  6. Optionally, you can select additional backup options in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  7. Click OK.
  8. From the Job Initiation area, select Run Immediately and then click OK. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

Schedule a Backup Using a Specific Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive

Use the following procedure to change the data path for a backup operation.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure that the Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive you wish to select is online and accessible.

To backup data using a specific Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive:

  1. select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select the appropriate options.
  4. Select Schedule and click Configure to continue.
  5. From the Schedule Details dialog box, specify the schedule pattern and click OK.
  6. Click Advanced to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  7. From the Advanced Backup Options (Data Path) tab, select the MediaAgent and Library that you wish to perform the backup. For tape libraries, select the Drive Pool and the Drive.

    Note that the Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive specified here are applicable for this job schedule only.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Click OK to save your changes. Your backup operation will execute according to the specified schedule.

Change the Data Path of a Schedule from a Schedule Policy

Before You Begin

  • Review Schedule Policy.
  • Schedules policies cannot be edited by multiple users simultaneously. If a user attempts to edit a schedule policy that is currently being viewed by another user, a warning message will display indicating that the property sheet is currently being edited, and therefore, locked. Users will only have the option to view the schedule policy without making any changes to it.

To modify the data path of a schedule in the schedule policy:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, select the Schedule Policies node, right-click the schedule policy, and then click Edit.
  2. From the General tab of the <Schedule Policy> dialog box, select a schedule from the schedules pane and click Edit.
  3. Click Advanced to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  4. From the Advanced Backup Options (Data Path) tab, change the data path by selecting the desired MediaAgent, Library or Drive Pool.

    Ensure that MediaAgent, library, or Drive Pool specified is available in all the storage policies associated with the schedule.

  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK to save your changes. Your backup operation will execute according to the specified schedule.