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Data Stored in Avamar

Hey everyone,

i'm trying to find a way to define how much data is being stored on the Avamar data store per/client, group, or even domain. I have DPA and have been trying to find a way to do it in there, with no real luck. i have tried using the job summary in DPA. The problem is it keeps adding space, and does not account expired backups.

does anyone have any new ideas?

thanks.  

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Re: Data Stored in Avamar

If you have Avamar version 6.0 SP1, then there is supposed to be a report in there which can tell you that. I am not at that level yet, so I can’t validate that.

But so far, this question has been asked many times, and answer every time has been, there is no way to get this information.

Ahmed Jalal

TekSystems

Contractor to Marathon Oil Company

Enterprise Infrastructure - Core

5555 San Felipe, Houston, TX. 77056

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C: 713-553-0198

ajalal@marathonoil.com <mailto:ajalal@marathonoil.com

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Re: Data Stored in Avamar

For a client, in the AVAMAR MANAGEMENT CONSOLE COMMAND LINE INTERFACE (MCCLI) 5.0 • PROGRAMMER GUIDE, located the command backup show

The mccli backup show command returns all backups currently stored on the

Avamar server for the specified client.

Synopsis

mccli backup show

--name=STRING

Global Options

Refer to Global Options (page 24) for a list of GLOBAL-OPTIONS common to all

mccli commands.

Command Options

--after=STRING Used with --before to specify a range of

backups dates to return.

STRING must be in the format of YYYY-MMDD,

where YYYY is the four-digit year, MM is

the two-digit calendar month and DD is the

two-digit day of the month.

--before=STRING Used with --after to specify a range of

backups dates to return.

STRING must be in the format of YYYY-MMDD,

where YYYY is the four-digit year, MM is

the two-digit calendar month and DD is the

two-digit day of the month.

--dir=STRING(/) Specifies initial directory of the backup from

which to begin listing files and folders

(directories).

--domain=STRING(/) Specifies Avamar server domain containing

the client specified by the --name argument.

--labelNum=INTEGER Specifies a particular backup for which to

show information.

--name=STRING Specifies client from which to show backups.

This argument is required.

IMPORTANT: If a fully-qualified client name

(for example, /clients/MyClient) is supplied,

the --domain argument is ignored.

--recursive=BOOLEAN(false) If set true, backup files and folders

(directories) are recursively shown.

--retention=STRING If supplied, only backups with the specified

retention types are returned.

STRING must be one or more of the following:

• D or daily

• W or weekly

• M or monthly

• Y or yearly

• N or none

Both short form and long form retention type

values are allowed and can be mixed. For

example, all of the following are valid:

--retention=D,weekly

--retention=none

--retention=Daily,W,monthly

--verbose=BOOLEAN(false) If set true, detailed (verbose) information is

returned.

Event Codes:

22236 Client does not exist.

22504 Failed to retrieve the backups for a client.

Mark Bellows

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Re: Data Stored in Avamar

Correction to above post:

Synopsis

mccli backup show Re: Data Stored in Avamar Re: Data Stored in Avamar

Re: Data Stored in Avamar Re: Data Stored in Avamar Re: Data Stored in Avamar

--name=STRING Re: Data Stored in Avamar Re: Data Stored in Avamar

Re: Data Stored in Avamar Re: Data Stored in Avamar

should be:

 

Synopsis

mccli backup show [GLOBAL-OPTIONS] [--after=STRING --before=STRING]

[--dir=STRING(/)] [--domain=STRING(/)] [--labelNum=INTEGER]

--name=STRING [--recursive=BOOLEAN(false)] [--retention=STRING]

[--verbose=BOOLEAN(false)] [DISPLAY-OPTIONS]

Not sure what happened - I replied using email - seems to have getten messed up.

Mark

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Re: Data Stored in Avamar

I just ran a report on the 6.0.1.65 admin console (not sure what version this corresponds to on the grid)

Tools-Manage Reports-New Report – Report View and Settings – Backend Capcity

I select one client and got a certain capacity and then a list of clients and got a total. It does not appear the report can be configured to list the size used per client.

I selected 15 laptop clients and it took about 2-3 minutes to run (console warns you about the high resources needed to run the report).  Total capacity listed in the report for that 15 machine list…

Backend Capacity Used: 52.5 GB

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Re: Data Stored in Avamar

I did 2 computers that only have 1 backup each.

Comp #1

  1. 9.9gb in the backend report.  Session stats –

bytes_modified_sent

13,832,302,412

bytes_new

13,832,302,412

Comp #2

  1. 3.8gb in the backend report

bytes_new

3,175,910,853

I tested one with 7 backup sessions.

Backup #

bytes_new

Total bytes

1

4,217,420,121

10,899,329,024

2

18,256,079

10,997,410,816

3

1,730,154

10,998,386,688

4

1,684,504

10,998,721,536

5

13,883,001

11,127,173,120

6

7,781,125

11,139,991,552

7

1,550,667

11,141,182,464

4,262,305,651

Backend report

  1. 4.4gb

And then finally, a machine with backups removed via garbage collection.

Backup #

total

Bytes New

30

38,924,677,120

6,189,480

40

39,429,083,136

12,404,242

41

39,450,976,256

4,540,627

42

39,498,952,704

34,972,941

43

39,564,787,712

15,886,152

44

39,588,433,920

10,170,417

45

39,799,136,256

28,340,961

46

39,804,170,240

9,156,782

47

39,827,021,824

7,399,945

48

39,861,948,416

32,290,203

49

39,878,942,720

22,080,883

50

39,921,352,704

40,895,137

Backend Report

  1. 14.3gb

Bytes New total for all sessions

224,327,770

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