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Workflow - Physical Pruning Status Check

You must configure and execute the Physical Pruning Status Check workflow to verify whether the data of the specified clients was physically pruned during the data aging process. The workflow generates a status report, that contains all the following details:

  • The client names that were specified in the workflow to verify if the data was physically pruned during the data aging process.
  • The name of the MediaAgents that are associated with the libraries.
  • The library name.
  • The mount paths of all the listed libraries.
  • The status of the mount path indicating if the CVDiskEraser tool can be run to sanitize the disk.

Before You Begin

Ensure that the data aging has run to physically prune the data. For more information, see Data Aging - Overview.

Procedure

  1. Download the Physical Pruning Status Check from the cloud.commvault.com.
  2. Import the Physical Pruning Status Check.xml workflow.

    For more information on importing a workflow, see Workflow Operations - Import a Workflow.

  3. Deploy the workflow from the CommCell Browser.

    For more information, see Deploying a Workflow.

  4. From the CommCell Browser, go to Workflows.

    The Workflows window appears in the pane on the right.

  5. Right-click the Physical Pruning Status Check workflow and click All Tasks > Execute.
  6. From the Run workflow on list, select the computer where the workflow engine is installed and on which you want to execute the workflow.
  7. From the Select the clients list, select the clients for which you want to generate the pruning status report.

    Note: You can select multiple clients if you are running the workflow on the CommServe.

  8. Type an Email address in the Provide email id to send report box to receive the status report.

    Note: You can add multiple email address separated by a semi colon.

  9. The Monitor physical pruning status check box is selected by default and the workflow monitors the mount paths by default for 24 hours. This option is required as the data aging process may take some time to physically prune the data.

    The hours are specified in the Provide timeout limit (no of hrs) box.

    You can modify the Provide timeout limit (no of hrs) based on your data's expected physical pruning time.

  10. Click OK to run the workflow.

Result

When the Physical Pruning Status Check workflow is successfully executed, an email with the status report will be generated. The status of the mount paths are as follows:

  • Yes - Physical pruning has completed and sanitization can be run on these mount paths.
  • No - Data Aging has not run on these mount paths therefore do not run sanitization.
  • In progress - Physical pruning is still running and therefore do not run sanitization on these mount paths.

Example:

What To Do Next

Run the CVDiskEraser tool on the mount paths that are ready to be sanitized. For more information see, Sanitizing the Disk by Using the CVDiskEraser tool.