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Data Replication - Supported Configurations - Advanced

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Configure Replication and Recovery Points

Before you Begin

Required Capability: Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To configure replication and Recovery Point options on Windows:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the ContinuousDataReplicator for the destination computer and select Properties.

  2. In the ContinuousDataReplicator Properties dialog box, click the Fan-In tab.

  3. Click the Pre/Post Process tab.

    • Click inside the space that corresponds to one of the following phases and type the full path of the process that you want executed during that phase. Alternatively, click Browse to locate the process.

      Pre-Recovery Point Command.

      Post-Recovery Point Command.

    • In the User Account dialog box, select Use Local System Account, or select Impersonate User and enter a user name and password. Click Ok.
  4. Click the Recovery Points tab.
  5. Click Storage Policy tab.

    • Select Backup Recovery Points option.
    • Select the Storage Policy.
  6. Click Ok to save your changes.

    Settings in these tabs will be applied to all Replication Sets for all source computers that use this computer as a destination.

Additional Recommendations

Create a Recovery Point in a Fan-In Configuration

Before You Begin

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To create a Recovery Point for a Fan-In configuration:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click ContinuousDataReplicator on the destination client, and select Browse Destination Volumes.
  2. In the Browse Destination Volumes dialog box, right-click a destination volume, and select Create Recovery Point.
  3. From the Create Recovery Point dialog box, select whether to create the Recovery Point immediately or schedule it.
  4. In addition, you can select the option of backing up Recovery Points. If you select this option, click Enter Backup Details to select the type of backup as well as any Advanced Options.
  5. When you are finished, click OK.
  6. If you opted to schedule Recovery Point creation, the Schedule Details dialog box will appear. Specify the details for your schedule, click Options for additional choices. When you are satisfied, click OK.

Delete a Fan-In Recovery Point Using CDR

Before You Begin

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To delete a Fan-In Recovery Point:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click ContinuousDataReplicator on the destination client, and select Browse Destination Volumes.
  2. In the Browse Destination Volumes dialog box, right-click a Recovery Point, and select Delete.

Automatically Mount Snapshots for Fan-In Recovery Point

Before you Begin

  • Review How to Setup Fan-In Configuration
  • You can configure CDR so that the snapshots that comprise the latest Fan-In Recovery Point will be automatically mounted when it is created. This will affect all Replication Sets that use the computer as a Fan-In destination. Alternately, once Recovery Points have been created, you can select an existing Recovery Point and mount its snapshots.

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To configure CDR to automatically mount snapshots for Fan-In Recovery Points:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click ContinuousDataReplicator on the destination client, and select Properties.
  2. From the Fan-In tab, select the Recovery Points tab, and select the Auto-Mount snapshots after Recovery Point Creation option.
  3. Click Enter Mountpoints.
  4. In the Enter Mount Points dialog box, click the Mount Point column for each Destination Path and specify a drive letter (e.g., G:) to which the snapshot will be mounted.

    • Ensure that you specify an unused drive letter.
    • Do not specify mount points for a UNC path. If you specify the mount point for a recovery point on a UNC path, this mount point is ignored when a recovery point is created on a UNC path.
    • When a Recovery Point snapshots created with ONTAP snap engine and Auto-Mount snapshots after Recovery Point Creation option is selected, share of snapshot will be created.

  5. Click OK.

Manually Mount or Share the Snapshots of an Existing Fan-In Recovery Point

Before you Begin

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To mount the snapshots of an existing Fan-In Recovery Point, on Windows:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click ContinuousDataReplicator on the destination client, and select Browse Destination Volumes.
  2. In the Browse Destination Volumes dialog box, right-click a Recovery Point, and select Mount.
  3. Specify a drive letter (e.g., G:) to which to mount the Recovery Point. Ensure that you specify an unused drive letter.
  4. To share a snapshot on ONTAP, do the following, depending on which object you browsed:
    • In the Browse window, right-click the mounted snapshot to be shared, and select Create Network Share.
    • In the Enter Share Name dialog box, type a name for the share.
    • Select Make share writeable option. Click OK.
  5. Close the Browse window.

Unmount a Fan-In Recovery Point Using CDR

Before You Begin

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To unmount the snapshots of a Fan-In Recovery Point:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click ContinuousDataReplicator on the destination client, and select Browse Destination Volumes.
  2. In the Browse Destination Volumes dialog box, right-click a Recovery Point, and select Unmount.
  3. Close the Browse Destination Volumes dialog box.

Configure CDR for Backups of Recovery Points in a Fan-In Configuration

Before You Begin

Required Capability: Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To configure CDR for backups of Recovery Points in a Fan-In configuration:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click ContinuousDataReplicator on the destination client, and select Properties.
  2. From the Fan-In tab, select Back up Recovery Points, and specify a Storage Policy for the destination machine.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.

    To perform backups of a Recovery Point, see Back up a Recovery Point.