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Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacuation

Post by ejfarrar » Jun 06, 2016 6:18 pm 1 person likes this post

I'm evacuating extents on a scale-out repository in preparation for changing which storage array my backups are stored on and once I click the "Close" button on the pop-up window that comes up when I start the evacuation, I have no way of checking on the status.

I would like to have some type of "Running Jobs" on the Backup Infrastructure tab like we have for running backups/restores/instant recovery actions.

It was recommended that I post this here when I submitted a ticket for this topic (Case #01816719)

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by Shestakov » Jun 07, 2016 5:48 am

Hello Eric and welcome to the community!
How long did the evacuation take finally?
Thanks for your request.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by DeadEyedJacks » Jun 07, 2016 10:30 am 1 person likes this post

Would it not be possible to review the job log from within the history tab or the logs folder within ProgramData?
These are the usual places to find in-depth details on jobs in progress or completed.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by Shestakov » Jun 07, 2016 11:36 am

I believe "History tab" doesn`t show this kind of information. Logs do, but it less usable.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by ejfarrar » Jun 13, 2016 12:58 am

Shestakov wrote:Hello Eric and welcome to the community!
How long did the evacuation take finally?
Thanks for your request.

My 16TB extents take an average of about 20 hours to evacuate. (I am evacuating 10x 16TB extents)

I have had a few backup jobs which required "Active Full" backups to get working again due to issues finding the UUID of the extent for previous backups.

I found that if I run more than two evacuations at once, my array gets hit pretty hard and other systems start to have disk performance issues, so I've been taking it a bit slow. My last extent is almost done evacuating now.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by Joachimsa » Jun 13, 2016 5:31 am

I did a quick test on scale-out during an trial we had. One thing I noticed was that during an evacuation was that the backup jobs using the scale out repositories was put on hold. I this still the case for latest versions? My thinking is that 10-20hours without being able to do a backup might be a problem..

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by Shestakov » Jun 13, 2016 12:18 pm

ejfarrar wrote:My 16TB extents take an average of about 20 hours to evacuate. (I am evacuating 10x 16TB extents)
20 hours looks long. That may sense to add the event to UI. Thanks for the request!
Joachimsa wrote:Is this still the case for latest versions?
Scale-Out Repositories became available in version 9. Evacuation takes time, so if 10minutes is a critical time-out you can use another repository and quick backup.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by Joachimsa » Jun 13, 2016 1:00 pm

10 minutes is not critical, but 10 hours will need to be planned. So can I assume that when evacuating that the repository is unavailable?

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by TStawney » Oct 18, 2016 7:51 pm 3 people like this post

I just came across this thread looking for a way of seeing the extent evacuation progress and it led me to discover that this is visible via the History tab under the System list (bottom of left-hand column). I am running v9 Update 1 (Build 9.0.0.1491). I hope someone finds this useful.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by jmmarton » Oct 19, 2016 4:21 pm

Joachimsa wrote:10 minutes is not critical, but 10 hours will need to be planned. So can I assume that when evacuating that the repository is unavailable?
Keep in mind that you have to put the extent in maintenance mode before you can evacuate backup files, so yes while evacuating the extent is unusable. That should affect jobs, though, as the SOBR would still be available during that time (unless all other extents were also in maintenance mode).

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by andyg » Dec 06, 2016 3:51 pm

ejfarrar wrote:I'm evacuating extents on a scale-out repository in preparation for changing which storage array my backups are stored on and once I click the "Close" button on the pop-up window that comes up when I start the evacuation, I have no way of checking on the status.

I would like to have some type of "Running Jobs" on the Backup Infrastructure tab like we have for running backups/restores/instant recovery actions.

It was recommended that I post this here when I submitted a ticket for this topic (Case #01816719)
+1 I would also like to see the state of the evacuate if I close the Window. Once the window is closed, you can't then see how far the evacuate has got and possible how long it still has to go. It should show similar to "running jobs"
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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by michaelryancook » Apr 12, 2017 7:00 pm

I would also welcome this feature.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by veremin » Apr 13, 2017 11:05 am

Evacuate session should be shown among other system sessions (History -> System). Thanks.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by michaelryancook » Apr 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Thanks Vladimir. I missed TStawney's post above. This is perfect for my use.

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Re: Feature Request - Status of Scale-Out Repo Extent Evacua

Post by veremin » Apr 13, 2017 7:39 pm

You're welcome. Feel free to reach us, should other question arise. Thanks.

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