Can I catalog and merge tapes from a different CommCell? Without CommCell Migration?
If so, is this supported for applications (Exchange, SQL) too?
You can only catalog and merge FS and VMware jobs, not Exchange or SQL.
Merging data from a different CommCell is possible without doing migration for these data types. You may need to call Support if it is requesting a password though.
Please be aware that catalog and merge activities are considered as a last resort and should not be considered as a primary solution if other options are available.Support will probably request to perform activities on database level if this option is available in your situation.
I have catalogued a tape and see the Exchange DB backup. A Client has been created and I can browse the data. However I seem not able to select a destination Client (so seems not to work indeed).
If you have a DR backup which contains the information of the tape you can stage the DR and export the needed information regarding client and tape. Then test the import of this data on a current DB which is staged as well to figure out if the process works as expected. If so, perform a DR backup in live environment and import for real.
Something like that is probably what we will do.