CommVault Best Practices – Naming Conventions
Every time I am at a client place for Deployment or Consulting on CommVault Platform, there is always a question on the Naming convention for storage policies, schedules, reports and disk libraries to easy identify and manage them.
Clients also face a challenge in data audit and DR drills, hence I decide to put together few points for quick reference which are widely applicable to most of the clients requirements.
Name by their data type, scope of coverage, and streams
eg: Exchange Database 2; File System 10; Accounting Department 4; Web Servers 2
Name by Type, Capacity(GB, or Drive/Slots), and/or location
eg: 800GB Disk_NAS (New Yortk); 5/80 DLT (DataCenter)
Name by purpose, coverage, and/or pattern
eg: Daily Readiness – Web Servers; Weekly Spare Media; Weekly Media Retention or Long Term Archive
Name by purpose, or based on Recurring
eg: Web Servers, 8PM, Daily or DB_SQL, 10PM, FULL
Storage Policy Copies
Name of the Purpose or Based on Retention Period
eg: Secondary copy, Vault Copy, Onsite or Off Site Copy, 1 Year Retention