SnapProtect - Advanced Configuration - Notes Database iDataAgent

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Creating User-Defined Subclients

By default, all databases are automatically assigned to the default subclient. However, you can divide databases across one or more user-defined subclients to leverage your backups efficiently.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Notes Database agent on the source client, and click All Tasks | New Subclient.
  2. Enter a name in the Subclient Name field.
  3. Click the Databases tab.
  4. Click Configure.
  5. In the Add/Modify Databases/subclient configuration for partition dialog box click the Discover button.
  6. Select the discovered database and click the Subclient list to assign the database to the subclient.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click the Storage Device tab and select a Storage Policy from the available list.
  9. Click OK.

Adding IBM Domino Partition

During installation of the IBM Domino iDataAgent, all the Domino Sever partitions are detected  and configured. However, if you have multiple partitions, you may add any of the detected partitions to the system during the install or add them manually later. When adding or installing partitions, the system establishes a default configuration which for Notes Database consists of a default subclient and a transaction logs subclient for the partition.

Follow the steps given below to manually add IBM Domino partition:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client>| Notes Database.
  2. Right-click the Notes Database, point at All Tasks and then click Add New Partition.

    The system discovers all new partitions, and displays them in the Add New Partition dialog box.

  3. Select the check box located to the left of the partition name to add the partition.
  4. Click Ok.
  5. Select the appropriate Backup Schedule Option:
    • To disregard backup schedules, click the Do Not Schedule radio button and click OK.
    • To link the new partition with a pre-defined policy, click the Associate to Schedule Policy radio button, choose from the list, and click OK to exit the screen.
    • To establish a backup schedule for the new partition, click the Schedule radio button, and click OK.

Configuring Folder Based Auto Discovery

Auto discovery can be set by specifying the folder patterns. Based on the folder patterns specified, the databases are discovered. You can apply regular expressions or wildcards patterns to filter folders and enable data protection for specific folder types.

For example you may want:

  • To include all the databases in a folder, enter a single asterisk (*) at the end of the folder path: mail\NotesVolume1\*
  • To include all the databases in all the sub-folders, enter two asterisks (**) at the end of the folder path: mail\NotesVolume2\**
  • To add multiple regular expressions, separate each expression with a semi-colon (;):mail\NotesVolume1\*;mail\NotesVolume2\*
  1. Follow the steps given below to set auto discovery of databases:
  2. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client>| Notes Database | Partition.
  3. Right-click the subclient to which you want to add databases, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Databases tab.
  5. Select the Auto Discover Based on Folder Pattern(s) checkbox.
  6. Enter a folder pattern in regular expressions to discover databases that you want to include in the subclient.
  7. Click Configure.
  8. In the Add/Modify Databases/subclient configuration for partition dialog box click the Discover button.
  9. Select the discovered database and click the Subclient list to assign the database to the subclient.
  10. Click Ok.
  11. Click Ok to complete the configuration.

Modifying an Agent or Subclient

There are several configurable properties available for your agent that can be modified from the agent or subclient level as per need.

It is recommended that you do not modify the properties of a subclient when a job is in progress for that specific subclient. If a job is in progress, either wait for the job to complete or kill the job from the Job Controller.

The following table describes the properties that can configured from the agent and subclient levels.

Option Description Related Topics
Change Storage Policies You can modify the storage policies in any of the following situations:
  • To include a different media for the backup operation.
  • To use a storage policy with a different retention criteria.

You can change the storage policies from the subclient level.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Select the Storage policy from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK.
Refer to Storage Policies.
Rename a Subclient

You can rename a subclient:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Type the new name in the  Subclient name field.
  4. Click OK.
 
Data Transfer Options You can configure the available resources for transferring data secured by data protection operations from the subclient level. This includes the following:
  • Enable or disable Data Compression either on the client or on the MediaAgent.
  • Configure the transfer of data in the network using the options for Network Bandwidth Throttling and Network Agents.

You can configure the data transfer options.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Click Data Transfer Option tab.
  5. Choose the appropriate software compression option for this subclient.
  6. Select Throttle Network Bandwidth and set the required bandwidth.
  7. Click OK.
Refer to Data Compression and Network Bandwidth Throttling.
View Data Paths You can view the data paths associated with the primary storage policy copy of the selected storage policy or incremental storage policy. You can also modify the data paths including their priority from the subclient level.
  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Storage Device.
  4. Select Storage Policy from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Data Paths.
 
Configure a Subclient for Pre and Post Processing of Data Protection You can add, modify or view Pre/Post processes for the subclient. These are batch files or shell scripts that you can run before or after certain job phases.
  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Pre/Post Process.
  4. Click one of the following phases and type the full path of the process that you want to execute during that phase. Alternatively, click Browse to locate the process (applicable only for paths that do not contain any spaces).
    • PreBackup Process
    • PostBackup Process
    • PreSnap Process
    • PostSnap Process
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Run Post Backup Process for all attempts to run a post backup process for all attempts.
  7. For subclients on Windows platforms, Run As displays Not Selected.

    If you want to change the account that has permission to run these commands, click Change.

    1. In the User Account dialog box, select Use Local System Account, or select Impersonate User and enter the user name and password. Click OK.
    2. If you selected Local System Account, click OK to the message advising you that commands using this account have rights to access all data on the client computer.
Refer to Pre/Post Processes.
Configure Activity Control You can enable backup and restore operations from the agent and subclient level. However, you can enable restore operations only from the agent level.
  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Activity Control, select or clear option(s) as desired.
  4. Click OK.
Refer to Activity Control.
Configure User Security You can configure user security from the agent or subclient level.

You can perform the following functions:

  • Identify the user groups to which this CommCell object is associated.
  • Associate this object with a user group.
  • Disassociate this object from a user group.
  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Select the appropriate user groups to which you want to associate to the CommCell object from the Available Groups pane, and then move the user group to the Associated Groups pane.
  5. Click OK.
Refer to User Administration and Security.
Enable and Disable Data Encryption When you configure encryption at the client level, it is configured automatically for all the subclients associated with all the agents installed on that client. If you want to disable or change the encryption at the subclient level, follow the steps given below:
  1. From the CommCell browser, right-click the subclient.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Encryption.
  4. Select the desired encryption.
  5. Click OK.
Refer to Data Encryption.
View Software Version At the client level, the Version tab of the Properties dialog box displays the software version of the component.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click the appropriate client, and then click Properties.
  3. Select the Version tab.
  4. Click OK.
 
CommCell Configuration Report The CommCell Configuration Report provides the properties of the CommServe, MediaAgents, clients, agents, subclients, and storage policies within the CommCell based on the selected filter criteria.
  1. On the CommCell Console menu bar, select the Reports tab.
  2. Click Configuration.

    The Report Selection dialog box appears.

  3. Click Run.
Refer to CommCell Configuration.

Deleting an Agent or Subclient

The following sections describe the steps involved in deleting an agent or subclient.

When you delete an instance or backupset, the associated data is logically deleted and you can no longer access the corresponding data from CommCell Console for recovery purposes.

Refer to the troubleshooting article on Recovering data associated with deleted clients and storage policies for information on how to recover data if you accidentally delete an entity.

Deleting an Agent

You need to uninstall or DeConfigure the agent software from the client computer before deleting from CommCell Browser. After you delete the client software, you can either leave the corresponding data intact for appropriate action or you can remove the data immediately. If you choose to remove the data immediately, you must delete the agent from the CommCell Browser. If you delete the agent, all of the agent's data is irretrievably lost.

  • You cannot delete an agent while operations for that agent are running.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client>.
  2. Right-click the <Agent>, and then click Delete.
  3. A confirmation message is displayed with the following message:

    This operation will permanently delete the data backed up from this level and it cannot be restored.

  4. Click OK to continue with the deletion operation or click No to abort the deletion.

Deleting a Subclient

Consider the following before deleting a subclient:

  • You cannot delete a default subclient.
  • Schedules associated with the subclient are also automatically deleted.
  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | <Agent> | <Backup Set>.
  2. Right-click the <subclient> that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
  3. A confirmation message is displayed, asking if you want to delete the subclient.

    Click No to cancel the deletion and retain the subclient, or click Yes to continue the deletion.