Target and Process Policies Destination Tab

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Use the Destination tab to define criteria to determine in what Vaults, media, and storage pools to ingest your files to. Read this section before you set Vault, Media Name, Storage Pool, Media Type, and Media Speed parameters.

Target and Process Policies - Destination tab

Only the default names of <any>, <unnamed>, <new entry>, or implemented names of Vaults, storage pools, media, media types, and media speeds already in the Information Repository appear in the Destination tab drop-down lists. New names with associated parameters appear also, once added.

You can enter names of new Vaults, media, or storage pools to the Information Repository before actually adding them, the names will appear beneath <any> in the given field. However, it is recommended to select only media that appears in the drop-down list, otherwise you may increase chances of error.

There are several options for populating the Destination tab fields:

Leave the default values (<any>) - Phoenix EXP determines the most accessible Vault and the media with the most free space.
Select a parameter and let Phoenix EXP take care of the rest - For example, if the Media Speed of S8 is selected, then only media running at the speed associated with S8 writes. Or, if Storage Pool or Media Name is selected, then files are only sent the storage pool or media selected. With a selected Vault, Phoenix EXP uses the most available Vault or media with the most free space.
Select a parameter and select available parameters from remaining fields - If a Vault, Media Name, or Storage Pool parameter is selected, then remaining fields have limited options available which correspond to the parameter.

To reset the Destination tab with all parameters from any field, select <any> in the Vault group.

Several units of media can be assigned to a single storage pool. See Prepare Media - Storage Pool.

Create a new entry for a Vault, Media Name, or Storage Pool - From the Vault, Media Name, or Storage Pool drop-down list, select <new entry>. The Enter New Name window appears for you to type a new name. Click OK and the new entry appears in the field's drop-down list.

This method is recommended only for special circumstances. If a job is run with a Vault or media that is not actually running in the Information Repository, the job fails.

The <any> item in the drop-down list also acts as a divider between Vault, media, and storage pools implemented and those not implemented. Names above <any> are the ones running in your Information Repository, and the names below <any> are entered but do not yet have hardware implemented in the Information Repository. These are not saved if not selected when saving the policy.

The limitations to adding a new name for a Vault, Media Name, or Storage Pool are:

Typing a new name for the Vault, Media Name and Storage Pool options are limited to <any> and <new entry>.
New entries in Media Name or Storage Pool do not limit options in the remaining fields.
Wildcard additions (for example, Ac*), appear beneath <any>. See Wildcards.

Target and Process Policies Destination Tab Elements

Element

Description

Vault

From the drop-down list select a Vault, or select <new entry> to add a new Vault name.

If a Vault is selected, the Media Name drop-down is automatically populated with the media on the given Vault.

If a new entry is given, then the Media Name and Storage Pool options are limited to <any> or <unnamed> and <new entry>.

Media Name

Media Name refers to the names of individual units of media in the Vaults within the Information Repository.

From the drop-down list select the media, or select <new entry> to add a new media name. The system automatically looks for any storage pools comprised of the selected media. If it cannot find any, then the Storage Pool drop-down list displays <any>.

Storage Pool

Storage pools are groupings of media on a single policy used for a particular purpose. For example, if you had a policy called "Night backup" and it wrote to several units of media, you would use a "Night backup" storage pool and assign to it every unit of media to use for that purpose. For more information see Prepare Media, Storage Pool.

From the drop-down list select a storage pool, or select <new entry> to add a new storage pool name.

Media Type

Determine the types of media a policy uses by specifying a media type. For example, if "Hdisk" is selected, then only Hdisk media is used. Media Type is useful for processing data of lower importance or less rigorous recovery time objectives.

From the drop-down list select the media type. Only media types for the parameters selected in the Vault, Media Name, or Storage Pool drop-down lists are displayed. If none were  selected, then only the media types from media available within the Information Repository is displayed.

Set either Media Type or Media Speed, but not both.

Media Speed

Source files run based on speed and media performance. This is useful for processing data of lower importance or less rigorous recovery time objectives.

Hard disk is considered a high performance media and is assigned a high rating of (S8). Slower data tape technologies are lower performance and are assigned a lower rating of (S0).

From the drop-down list select a performance rating. Only media speeds for the parameters selected in the Vault, Media Name, or Storage Pool drop-down lists are displayed. If none were selected, then only the media speeds from media available within the Information Repository is displayed.

Set either Media Type or Media Speed, but not both.

Miscellaneous Options

Select Keep files grouped together on the same media to have Phoenix EXP write files to the same media. If de-selected, targeted files store across the Information Repository on whatever media has the most space and best availability.

Select Store on local Vaults only to store files on the host computer where the policy lives.