Commvault gridStor with partitioned deduplication and Nas storage

We have created a standard installation for creating a high performance, fault tolerant, active-active setup with two CommVault mediaagents. We use partitioned deduplication and GridStor. the following diagram is an overview of the environment. We noticed that the Books online is not all that complete in all the steps, so I decided to make a […]

Exchange 2013 Public folder item-level recovery

In Exchange 2013 public folders are available. They are sometimes called modern public folders. For more info, read the following page: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150538(v=exchg.150).aspx The big change is the layout, Public folders are stored in mailboxes and not in a seperate database. CommVault skips these mailboxes with the MailBox agent. They are off course included in the database […]

Recover a corrupt VM using GParted live CD

This post summaries a procedure I used to recover a corrupt VM. The VM had 15 snapshots when we looked at the disks, however VMware did not show any. Disk consolidation did not work, it ended in an error. Using vmkfstools to clone the disk also ended with an error. Storage VMotion also did not […]

CommVault version 8 end of support

On December first, support for version 8 will end. With version 10 available, CommVault maintains support for their two latests version: 9 and 10. So support for version 8 will end. If you have not yet upgraded, now is the perfect time to plan this. My employer has a standard upgrade in place (in dutch). […]

CommVault 10 – Top 10 new features

CommVault Simpana 10 is around for 5 months. I have working with version day from day 1. This article will list my top 10 of new features. Smart client groups New software support: Hyper-V 3.0 (including .vhdx) SharePoint 2013 Lync Staging area for the CommServe cache With this feature, there is little chance the Software […]

mhVTL installation on Ubuntu & CentOS

mhVTL is an open source Virtual Tape Library which emulates standaard tape libraries. This can be usefull when testing backup scenarios or tape handling. Here is how I set it up on Ubuntu, on CentOS the procedure is similar. I installed Ubuntu server 64-bits 12.04 LTS. Install the VMware tools if running in a virtual […]

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