Avamar 18.2



Avamar 18.2 and Data Domain System Integration Guide

This guide describes how to install, configure, administer, and use a Data Domain system as a backup target for Avamar.



Avamar 18.2 for Windows Servers User Guide

This guide describes how to install the Avamar client for Microsoft Windows, and how to back up and restore data on a Windows server.



Avamar 18.2 for SQL Server User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Microsoft SQL Server environment, and how to back up and restore SQL Server databases.



Avamar 18.2 for IBM DB2 User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an IBM DB2 environment and how to back up and restore DB2 databases.

Avamar 18.2 for SAP with Oracle User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an SAP environment with Oracle, and how to back up and restore SAP servers with Oracle databases.



Avamar 18.2 for Oracle User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an Oracle database environment, and how to back up and restore Oracle databases.

Avamar 18.2 for NDMP Accelerator for Oracle ZFS User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for Oracle ZFS , and how to back up and restore data on Oracle ZFS.



Avamar 18.2 for NDMP Accelerator for EMC NAS Systems User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for EMC NAS systems, and how to back up and restore data on supported EMC VNX and EMC storage systems.



Avamar 18.2 for NDMP Accelerator for NetApp Filers User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for NetApp Filers, and how to back up and restore data on supported NetApp filers.



Avamar 18.2 for Lotus Domino User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Lotus Domino environment, and how to back up and restore data.

Avamar 18.2 for SharePoint VSS User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a SharePoint environment, and how to back up and restore data using Avamar with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology.



Avamar 18.2 for Sybase ASE User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Sybase environment, and how to back up and restore Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) databases.

Related:

Dell EMC Unity: Cannot expand storage pool; not enough drives (customer correctable)

Article Number: 502863 Article Version: 3 Article Type: Break Fix



Unity Family

User has added new drives to Unity array and is attempting to expand storage pool. He cannot since it says that he does not have enough drives available.

Unity provides for two storage pool architectures; Dynamic Pools or Traditional Pools.

Dynamic Pools can be expanded with as little as one or two drives at a time.

However, to expand Traditional Pools, you must have a minimum number of drives based on the RAID type in use.

RAID 5 5

RAID 6 6

RAID 1/0 2

User added 3 drives to array. He now has a total of 4 drives available. (In my customer’s case; these quantities may vary depending on your customer’s RAID type).

User was using Traditional Pools and therefore did not have minimum number of drives to expand (customer in my case was using RAID 5).

To determine if customer is using Traditional or Dynamic Pools….

1.In Unisphere, in the upper right, click on the Settings button (looks like a gear).

2.In the Settings window, click on the Storage Configuration tab on the left.

3.If you’re using OE code 4.2, you should only have the Drives sub menu under the Storage Configuration tab. It will list how many drives you have of each type/size and on the far right, it will show how many are configured as part of a dynamic pool and how many are configured as part of a traditional pool.

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For more info regarding Dynamic Pools vs. Traditional Pools please see Dell EMC Unity: Dynamic Pools Overview.

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Re: Replacing faulted disk .

If the two disks that failed are in the same private raid groups, then you have a double faulted pool. Hang on to the faulted disk that you replaced, you may need to recover the Pool. When you create a Pool using 4+1, you create two private raid groups using 5 disks for each raid group. As this is Raid 5, it can recover if one of the disks fail, but if two of the disks in the same raid group fail, then that’s call a double faulted raid group. In normal situations that means it can’t be fixed using the hot spare.

You should open a case with Dell EMC to see if this can be fixed (not normally, but sometimes one of the faulted disks can be coaxed back to life for a short period of time). You need to hold on to the disk that you replaced and label it from which slot you removed it from. You should also make sure you have an up-to-date backup in case it can’t be recovered.

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Related:

GUI policy manager shows version old version for NDMP clients after the client was upgraded.[1]

Article Number: 498815 Article Version: 3 Article Type: Break Fix



Avamar Client for Linux, UNIX, MacOSX,Avamar Plug-in for NDMP

After upgrade of a Linux/Unix/NDMP client, the previous version

is displayed in activity window(client version column) and policy windows(version).

See examples below……

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The client plug-in was upgraded but the information had not been send to the grid yet. The client needs to re-register to the grid to update it’s version information.

This does not limit the functionality of Avamar to successfully complete any backups.

Run avregister from the client side as root.

More information on avregister can be found in the

NDMP Accelerator User Guide.

There are different guides for Dell EMC, NetApp and Oracle-ZFS NAS devices.

For example, for our 7.3 release, the guides would be…

docu69628_Avamar-7.3-NDMP-Accelerator-for-NAS-Systems-User-Guide.pdf

docu69629_Avamar-7.3-NDMP-Accelerator-for-NetApp-Filers-User-Guide.pdf

docu69630_Avamar-7.3-NDMP-Accelerator-for-Oracle-ZFS-User-Guide.pdf

It is also discussed in the Backup Clients Users guide for Linux/Unix based clients.

an example, for our 7.3 release, the guide would be..

docu69621_Avamar-7.3-Backup-Clients-User-Guide.pdf

You can get these documents from the Dell EMC support web page.

support.emc.com

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# avregister

=== Client Registration and Activation

This script will register and activate the client with the Administrator server.

Enter the Administrator server address (DNS text name or numeric IP address, DNS name preferred): emc.com

Enter the Avamar server domain [clients]:

avagents will be restarted for all clients

NOTE: all clients will be registered to the Administrator server given (Avamar Grid)

and the same Avamar server domain given.

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You may need to use the Avamar Admin GUI > Policy > client tab > select the client

un-check the activated box.

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You can start here and un-check the activated box for each client you will run avregister for

or wait till it complains that it can’t register a client that is already activated.

On an NDMP accelerator, you only have to run avregister once for all clients on the box.

All clients will be registered to the same domain.

after this, refresh the admin GUI and you should see the new version.

Related:

Avamar 18.1



Avamar 18.1 and Data Domain System Integration Guide

This guide describes how to install, configure, administer, and use a Data Domain system as a backup target for Avamar.



Avamar 18.1 for Windows Servers User Guide

This guide describes how to install the Avamar client for Microsoft Windows, and how to back up and restore data on a Windows server.



Avamar 18.1 for SQL Server User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Microsoft SQL Server environment, and how to back up and restore SQL Server databases.



Avamar 18.1 for IBM DB2 User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an IBM DB2 environment and how to back up and restore DB2 databases.

Avamar 18.1 for SAP with Oracle User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an SAP environment with Oracle, and how to back up and restore SAP servers with Oracle databases.



Avamar 18.1 for Oracle User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an Oracle database environment, and how to back up and restore Oracle databases.

Avamar 18.1 for NDMP Accelerator for Oracle ZFS User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for Oracle ZFS , and how to back up and restore data on Oracle ZFS.



Avamar 18.1 for NDMP Accelerator for EMC NAS Systems User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for EMC NAS systems, and how to back up and restore data on supported EMC VNX and EMC storage systems.



Avamar 18.1 for NDMP Accelerator for NetApp Filers User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for NetApp Filers, and how to back up and restore data on supported NetApp filers.



Avamar 18.1 for Lotus Domino User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Lotus Domino environment, and how to back up and restore data.

Avamar 18.1 for SharePoint VSS User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a SharePoint environment, and how to back up and restore data using Avamar with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology.



Avamar 18.1 for Sybase ASE User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Sybase environment, and how to back up and restore Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) databases.

Related:

VNX2: Checkpoint not refreshing because no free space is available for savvol extension

Article Number: 480917 Article Version: 3 Article Type: Break Fix



VNX2 Series

Either of the following issues may occur when savvol extension does not complete:

  • Checkpoints refresh failing
  • Checkpoints inactive
  • Replication transfer for that affected file system may stall if replication is also in use.

“nas_pool” command output showing the lack of free space (avail_mb and or potential_mb) available for savvol extension.

$ /nas/bin/nas_pool -size MyPool_std -slice y

id = 1

name = MyPool_std

used_mb = 60816274 –> Space used by all the file system associated with this pool, this does not include available space on the file system

avail_mb = 1917 –> Available free space in this pool

total_mb = 60818191

potential_mb = 0

The following message is in “/nas/log/cmd_log.err” file when the associated storage pool used has no free space available for extending the affected checkpoint file system.

2016-03-18 23:06:18.930 db:0:23680:E: /nas/sbin/rootnas_fs -x ckpt_fs11_daily_015 QOSsize=20000M: There are not enough free disks available to satisfy the request

Insufficient free space available in the affected storage pool for savvol extension.

Either of the following options may be implemented to address this issue:

Option 1

Allocate additional storage (disks) to the affected storage pool.

Option 2

Identify and remove old checkpoint file systems associated with that affected storage pool, if allowed by user.

Option 3

Increase the maximum amount of space used by savvol by following article KB# 382523 – Getting ‘Error 3024: No free disks are available’ when trying to extend SavVol. The default maximum amount space used by savvol is 20%.

Related:

Configuring highly available internal hardware Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) volumes for Linux on IBM Power System S822LC servers

In this article, you can learn to configure Redundant Array of Independent Disks
(RAID) volumes before installing Linux OS on IBM Power System S822LC servers. The article also
describes how to protect data on internal disks in an enterprise deployment and achieve high
availability and uninterrupted service.

Related:

Avamar 7.5



Avamar 7.5 and Data Domain System Integration Guide

This guide describes how to install, configure, administer, and use a Data Domain system as a backup target for Avamar.



Avamar 7.5 for Windows Servers User Guide

This guide describes how to install the Avamar client for Microsoft Windows, and how to back up and restore data on a Windows server.



Avamar 7.5 for SQL Server User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Microsoft SQL Server environment, and how to back up and restore SQL Server databases.



Avamar 7.5 for IBM DB2 User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an IBM DB2 environment and how to back up and restore DB2 databases.

Avamar 7.5 for SAP with Oracle User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an SAP environment with Oracle, and how to back up and restore SAP servers with Oracle databases.



Avamar 7.5 for Oracle User Guidehttp://www.emc.com/collateral/TechnicalDocument/docu87635.pdf

This guide describes how to install Avamar in an Oracle database environment, and how to back up and restore Oracle databases.

Avamar 7.5 for NDMP Accelerator for Oracle ZFS User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for Oracle ZFS , and how to back up and restore data on Oracle ZFS.



Avamar 7.5 for NDMP Accelerator for EMC NAS Systems User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for EMC NAS systems, and how to back up and restore data on supported EMC VNX and EMC storage systems.



Avamar 7.5 for NDMP Accelerator for NetApp Filers User Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the Avamar NDMP Accelerator for NetApp Filers, and how to back up and restore data on supported NetApp filers.



Avamar 7.5 for Lotus Domino User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Lotus Domino environment, and how to back up and restore data.

Avamar 7.5 for SharePoint VSS User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a SharePoint environment, and how to back up and restore data using Avamar with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology.



Avamar 7.5 for Sybase ASE User Guide

This guide describes how to install Avamar in a Sybase environment, and how to back up and restore Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) databases.

Related:

Re: Adding New Drives to VNXe 3200

To add them to the storage pool, the VNXe tries to adapt the initially chosen RAID 6 stripe width of 6+2.

RAID 6 only works with even number of disks, so you would at least need 4 new disks, so the VNXe can build a 2+2 raid group, which is not recommended.

Recommended number of disks for the expansion in your case is again 8 disks.

Alternatively you could delete the pool and build a new pool with 10 disk (and leave two as spares) or 12 Disks (and no spares), if you stay with RAID 6.

Supported RAID 6 stripe widths are 6+2, 8+2, 10+2, 14+2.

Related:

GUI policy manager shows version old version for NDMP clients after the client was upgraded.

Article Number: 498815Article Version: 3 Article Type: Break Fix



Avamar Plug-in for NDMP

Avamar Client for Linux, UNIX, MacOSX,Avamar Plug-in for NDMP

The new version of a client is not displayed in the Avamar Admin GUI after it is upgraded.

After upgrade of a Linux/Unix/NDMP client, the previous version

is displayed in activity window(client version column) and policy windows(version).

See examples below……



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The client plug-in was upgraded but the information had not been send to the grid yet. The client needs to re-register to the grid to update it’s version information.

This does not limit the functionality of Avamar to successfully complete any backups.

Run avregister from the client side as root.

More information on avregister can be found in the

NDMP Accelerator User Guide.

There are different guides for Dell EMC, NetApp and Oracle-ZFS NAS devices.

For example, for our 7.3 release, the guides would be…

docu69628_Avamar-7.3-NDMP-Accelerator-for-NAS-Systems-User-Guide.pdf

docu69629_Avamar-7.3-NDMP-Accelerator-for-NetApp-Filers-User-Guide.pdf

docu69630_Avamar-7.3-NDMP-Accelerator-for-Oracle-ZFS-User-Guide.pdf

It is also discussed in the Backup Clients Users guide for Linux/Unix based clients.

an example, for our 7.3 release, the guide would be..

docu69621_Avamar-7.3-Backup-Clients-User-Guide.pdf

You can get these documents from the Dell EMC support web page.

support.emc.com

==================================================================================================

# avregister

=== Client Registration and Activation

This script will register and activate the client with the Administrator server.

Enter the Administrator server address (DNS text name or numeric IP address, DNS name preferred): emc.com

Enter the Avamar server domain [clients]:

avagents will be restarted for all clients

NOTE: all clients will be registered to the Administrator server given (Avamar Grid)

and the same Avamar server domain given.

==================================================================================================

You may need to use the Avamar Admin GUI > Policy > client tab > select the client

un-check the activated box.

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You can start here and un-check the activated box for each client you will run avregister for

or wait till it complains that it can’t register a client that is already activated.

On an NDMP accelerator, you only have to run avregister once for all clients on the box.

All clients will be registered to the same domain.

after this, refresh the admin GUI and you should see the new version.

Related: