Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Please note, you may experience access issues between 6am - 7am Eastern time on Saturday, May 28 2022 due to planned maintenance

vRanger 7.6.3 - Integration Guide for EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost)

Getting started Understanding DD Boost Installing and configuring DD Boost Installing vRanger Administering Data Domain and DD Boost About us

The DD Boost server must be fully configured and running before adding it as a vRanger Repository. For procedures on how to add a DD Boost server as a repository, see Managing repository replication.

Previous Next


Installing vRanger > Configuring vRanger > The DD Boost server must be fully configured and running before adding it as a vRanger Repository. For procedures on how to add a DD Boost server as a repository, see Managing repository replication.

The DD Boost server must be fully configured and running before adding it as a vRanger Repository. For procedures on how to add a DD Boost server as a repository, see Managing repository replication.

Adding an EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost) repository

Previous Next


Installing vRanger > Configuring vRanger > Adding an EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost) repository

Adding an EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost) repository

The following process describes how to add an EMC® Data Domain® Boost (DD Boost™) repository. The following procedure assumes that:

To add an EMC Data Domain Boost Repository:
1
In the My Repositories pane, right-click anywhere, and click Add > EMC Data Domain Boost (DDB).
2
In the Add EMC Data Domain Boost Repository dialog box, complete the following fields:
Repository Name: Enter a descriptive name for the repository.
Description: [Optional] Enter a long-form description for the repository.
DNS Name or IP: Enter the IP or FQDN for the Data Domain device.
User name and Password: Enter the credentials for the account selected as the DD Boost User on the Data Domain device.
Storage Unit: This field specifies the Storage Unit configured on the Data Domain device. Select one from the drop-down menu, or enter the name for a new Storage Unit and vRanger creates one for you.
3

The connection to the repository is tested and the repository is added to the My Repositories pane and the Repository Information dialog box.

vRanger checks the configured repository location for existing manifest data to identify existing savepoints.

Import as Read-Only: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, but only for restores, click this button. You cannot back up data to this repository.
Import: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, click this button. vRanger is able to use the repository for backups and restores. vRanger requires read and write access to the directory.
Overwrite: To retain the savepoint data on the disk and not import it into vRanger, click this button. vRanger ignores the existence of the existing savepoint data and treats the repository as new.

Configuring repository replication

Previous Next



Configuring repository replication

Replication is configured through the My Repositories pane of the vRanger interface. The following procedure assumes that:

To configure replication:
1
In the My Repositories pane, right-click the Data Domain Boost repository, and select Configure Replication.
2
In the Configure Replication dialog box, complete the following fields:
Repository Name: Enter a descriptive name for the repository.
Description: [Optional] Enter a long-form description for the repository.
DNS Name or IP: Enter the IP or FQDN for the Data Domain device.
DD Boost User name and Password: Enter the credentials for the account selected as the DD Boost User on the Data Domain device.
Storage Unit: This field specifies the Storage Unit configured on the Data Domain device. Select one from the drop-down menu, or enter the name for a new Storage Unit and vRanger creates one for you.
3

The connection to the device is tested and the device is added as a repository is added to the My Repositories pane and the Repository Information dialog box.

After replication is configured for a repository, the Configure Replication option is disabled for that repository.

Editing a replication configuration

You may edit an existing replication configuration to update credentials or timeout values. You may also use the Edit Repository Details dialog box to view free space for the repository.

1
In the My Repositories pane, right-click the EMC Data Domain Boost repository, and select Edit Replication Configuration.
2
In the Edit EMC Data Domain Boost Repository dialog box, edit any of the following fields:
3
Alternatively, view the Free Space field for up-to-date information about this repository.

Removing an EMC DD Boost repository

Previous Next



Removing an EMC DD Boost repository

The process for removing an EMC® Data Domain® Boost (DD Boost™) repository is the same as removing any other repository type, except that you also have the option of removing the storage unit used by the repository. There is a hard limit on the number storage units that can be configured on a Data Domain device, which makes removing unused storage units an important maintenance effort.

To remove a DD Boost repository:
1
In the My Repositories pane, right-click the applicable EMC Data Domain Boost repository, and select Remove.

The Remove Repository dialog box appears, showing the savepoints in the selected repository.

When removing a repository, you have the option of keeping the savepoints on disk or deleting them. To remove the storage unit associated with the repository, you need to remove the savepoints. If replication is configured for this repository, you are also given the option to delete the savepoints in the replicated repository.

2
Select Delete all savepoints in this repository.
3
To delete the savepoints in a replicated repository, select Delete all savepoints in replication repository.
4
5
When the Delete Savepoints dialog box appears, select Delete DD Boost storage unit, and click OK.

The savepoints are deleted, along with the storage unit associated with the repository.

Related Documents

The document was helpful.

Select Rating

I easily found the information I needed.

Select Rating