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Quick Start Guide - File Archiver for BlueArc
Quick Start - BlueArc File Archiver
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Method 1: Interactive Install
Method 2: Install Software from CommCell Console
GETTING STARTED - BLUEARC FILE ARCHIVER AGENT DEPLOYMENT ON A CLUSTER
GETTING STARTED - BLUEARC FILE ARCHIVER AGENT DEPLOYMENT FILE SHARE ARCHIVER CLIENT
GETTING STARTED - BLUEARC FILE ARCHIVER AGENT CONFIGURATION
GETTING STARTED - BLUEARC FILE ARCHIVER AGENT CONFIGURATION
GETTING STARTED - BLUEARC FILE ARCHIVER AGENT MIGRATION ARCHIVINGPerform An Archive What Gets Archived What Does Not Get Archived
GETTING STARTED - BLUEARC FILE ARCHIVER AGENT RECOVER DATAPerform A Data Recovery Page 1 of 20 Quick Start Guide - File Archiver for BlueArc Overview - BlueArc File Archiver Agent
TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction Key Features Terminology
INTRODUCTIONFile Archiver for BlueArc Agent is installed as a stand alone archiving agent to archive and recover data residing on a BlueArc File Server. The Data is always archived on CIFS share.
The Archived data allows preservation, transparent retrieval, and discovery of information held within file system environment. It reduces the size of data on the primary storage and decreases the duration of backup operations by the corresponding iDataAgent. Migrating data from file systems to secondary, tieredstorage maximizes storage utilization across the enterprise.
The File Archiver for BlueArc can optionally create stubs that contain information about the archived data to facilitate end-users with non-browse recovery operations from third-party applications. Migrated data can also be recovered from the CommCell Console using the browse recovery operation whether the stubbing feature is enabled or disabled. Additionally, it employs centralized, policy-based storage to reduce costs and simplify management.
The BlueArc File Archiver provides the following key features:
SEAMLESS ARCHIVE AND RESTORE OF DATAYou can reclaim valuable space with automated archiving rules based on file age, size, or usage pattern. Older or redundant data can easily be stored on less expensive secondary storage without loosing accessibility and restorability by end-users.
STUBBING FOR END-USER RECOVERABILITYArchiving can be enabled with the option to leave a stub, which can be easily accessed by the end-users to restore data. Also stubs can be moved from one platform to another to simplify storage consolidation.
RECALLS FROM CIFS SHARESUsing a client side driver, end-users can recall data from CIFS NAS shares when stubbing is enabled. The client side driver can be installed on all the clients accessing the CIFS NAS share.
RECALL THROTTLINGYou can configure the stub recovery parameters, such that, you can set the Maximum Number of Stubs in a Recall Job, Time between recalls and Time to wait after maximum successive recalls limit is reached.
POINT IN TIME RESTOREYou can restore the system state of a client, backed up on a specific date and time.
STUB PRUNINGIn the archive phase, File Archiver for BlueArc will archive files meeting the pre-set archive criteria and, if applicable, put them into a list for the stubbing phase and prune the expired stubs. This helps in secondary storage space reclamation.
System Requirements - File Archiver for BlueArc Agent System Requirements Supported Features
The following requirements are for the File Archiver for BlueArc Agent:
OPERATING SYSTEMWINDOWS 7 Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and x64 Editions WINDOWS SERVER 2008 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and x64 Editions* *Core Editions not supported.
WINDOWS VISTAMicrosoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition WINDOWS SERVER 2003 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit and x64 Editions* *Core Editions not supported
WINDOWS XPMicrosoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with a minimum of Service Pack 3
CLUSTER - SUPPORTThe software can be installed on a Cluster if clustering is supported by the above-mentioned operating systems.
For information on supported cluster types, see Clustering - Support.
FILE ARCHIVER FOR WINDOWS AGENT
500 MB of free disk space is required for job result directory.
In addition, number of archived files * 4 KB space is required for stub cache directory.
500 MB of free disk space is required for log directory.
FILE SHARE ARCHIVER AGENT600 MB of minimum disk space is required for installing the software.
MEMORY32 MB RAM minimum required beyond the requirements of the operating system and running applications
PROCESSORAll Windows-compatible processors supported
The File Archiver for BlueArc Agent can perform data protection/recovery operations for data on the following file server versions:
BlueArc OS 4.1 BlueArc OS 4.2 BlueArc OS 5.1 BlueArc OS 5.2 BlueArc OS 6.0 BlueArc OS 6.1
BlueArc OS 6.5 BlueArc OS 7.0 BlueArc OS 8.2 BlueArc OS 11.1 To configure and use File Archiver for Windows for Network File Share data see Managing Network File Share Data.
PERIPHERALSDVD-ROM drive Network Interface Card
NETWORKTCP/IP Services configured on the computer.
Special considerations apply if using the File Archiver for Windows Agent in an IPv6 environment. See Configuring File Archivers and Internet Protocols for more information.
.NET FRAMEWORK.NET Framework 2.0 is automatically installed. Note that.NET Framework 2.0 can co-exist with other versions of this software.
MICROSOFT VISUAL C++Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package is automatically installed. Note that Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package can co-exist with other versions of this software.
DISCLAIMERMinor revisions and/or service packs that are released by application and operating system vendors are supported by our software but may not be individually listed in our System Requirements. We will provide information on any known caveat for the revisions and/or service packs. In some cases, these revisions and/or service packs affect the working of our software.
Changes to the behavior of our software resulting from an application or operating system revision/service pack may be beyond our control. The older releases of our software may not support the platforms supported in the current release. However, we will make every effort to correct the behavior in the current or future releases when necessary. Please contact your Software Provider for any problem with a specific application or operating system.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End of Life policies from application and operating system vendors are also applicable
Getting Started - BlueArc File Archiver Agent Deployment
WHERE TO INSTALLInstall the software on a computer with connectivity to the BlueArc file server. The client computer must satisfy the minimum requirements specified in the System Requirements.
Ensure the following:
User has administrative privileges on the BlueArc File Server.
User has administrative privileges on the computer where BlueArc File Archiver agent will be installed.
METHOD 1: INTERACTIVE INSTALL
1. Run Setup.exe from the Software Installation Disc on a client computer.
6. If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, select the Configure firewall services option and then click Next.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration and continue with the installation.
If firewall configuration is not required, click Next.
7. Enter the fully qualified domain name of the CommServe Host Name.
9. Select Add programs to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List, to add CommCell programs and services to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List.
If you already have a storage policy selected in step 12, click the Next button available on the bottom of the page to proceed to the Configuration section.
If you do not have Storage Policy created, continue with the following step.
16. Create a Storage Policy:
1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies.
2. Right-click the Storage Policies and then click New Storage Policy.
METHOD 2: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
1. From the CommCell Browser, select Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install Software.
13. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller or Event Viewer window.
14. Once the job is complete, right-click the CommServe computer, click View and then click Admin Job History.
15. Select Install/Upgrade/Remove Software.
Getting Started - BlueArc File Archiver Agent Configuration
Once the BlueArc File Archiver Agent has been installed, configure an Instance and create a Subclient as follows:
4. Navigate to Client | File Archiver| Network File Share Instance | DefaultArchiveSet, point to All Task and select New Subclient.
PERFORM AN ARCHIVE1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Client Computers | File Archiver | Instance_name | defaultArchiveSet.
Right-click the Subclient in the right-pane and click Archive.
Getting Started - BlueArc File Archiver Agent Recover Data
PERFORM A DATA RECOVERYIt is recommended that you perform a recovery operation of an archived file after your first archive operation to understand the process. Follow the steps given
below to perform a restore of a file or multiple files:
5. If the subclient is configured to create stubs, by choosing the option Replace the File with a Stub, files that qualify the archiving rule will get stubbed. You can restore stubs following the same steps listed above (step 1 - step 4).