Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes

Last post 06-11-2018, 5:47 AM by iConsultant. 5 replies.
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  • Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes
    Posted: 06-04-2018, 9:50 AM


    Can I catalog and merge tapes from a different CommCell? Without CommCell Migration?

    If so, is this supported for applications (Exchange, SQL) too?


  • Re: Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes
    Posted: 06-04-2018, 10:31 AM

    You can only catalog and merge FS and VMware jobs, not Exchange or SQL.



    • Supported Platforms: Windows and Linux
    • Supported Agents:
      • File System
      • VMware (supported only for recovering missing jobs and missing Storage Policies with primary copy)


    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. 

  • Re: Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes
    Posted: 06-05-2018, 5:55 AM

    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.

    Jos Meijer
    Senior Technical Consultant
  • Re: Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes
    Posted: 06-07-2018, 12:18 PM

    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).

  • Re: Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes
    Posted: 06-07-2018, 1:38 PM

    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.

    Jos Meijer
    Senior Technical Consultant
  • Re: Merging Content from Cataloged Tapes
    Posted: 06-11-2018, 5:47 AM

    Something like that is probably what we will do.

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