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Puredisk licensing

Created: 06 Aug 2012 | 5 comments
Ashz Tomz's picture

I'm currently running on puredisk version 6.6.0 and we have purchased a license of 5TB premium infrastructure. We are looking to upgrade the puredisk box to 6.6.1.2 and i was wondering if this upgrade will have some effects on the following 

 

1 - Puredisk is currently protecting about 10 TB of data, but we have purchased only a 5TB premium infrastructure license 

 

 

/dev/vx/dsk/PDDG/pdstore01
                       645G   358G   269G  58% /Storage
/dev/vx/dsk/PDDG/pddata01
                        11T   9.6T   1.1T  91% /Storage/data
 
 
I'm of the understanding that puredisk is licensed per front end TB of license . 
 
a ) Are we really in compliance 
b ) An upgrade from 6.6.0 to 6.6.1.2 will it need me to purchase disk license( infra) if i'm protecting about 9 TB as per my /storage/data
 
Can someone please assist./
 

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S Williamson's picture

Hi Ashz

The Licensing is Front End TB as you say so by looking at the Data Store will not tell you if your protected or not.

The only real way to work it out is from the Home Page go to "Manage" then Agents.

Click on your SPA name on the to left side. (The one level below "World"). On the right hand side click on "Data Mining Report"

Each client should then be listed and how much actual space is used, eg:

Data Selection Name: <removed> (9) Agent: <removed> (8)
Total Size on Source: 9.04 GB Storage Pool Volume Used: 2.96 GB
Data Selection Name: <removed> (25) Agent: <removed> (19)
Total Size on Source: 207.26 GB Storage Pool Volume Used: 67.96 GB

Add up the "Total Size on Source" for each server and it gives you the true "Front End TB" Value.

If you have OpsCentre Analytics installed I believe there is a Front End TB report somewhere in that from 7.5 aswell but I havent looked myself.

MilesVScott's picture

Read this article. This command will give you a breakdown of what your frontend data is.

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

 

There are also instructions on how to use it on the spreadsheet with the data.

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist

f25's picture

Hi,

OPS Center does not report on front end capacity for PureDisk Agents. At least I did not manage to make it do so.

You can use Power Shell or some bash scripts for this data size calculation and should be fine with the result as well.

A good practice is buying 20% more than you have in order to secure the probable data growth.

MilesVScott's picture

Ashz,

Are you trying to figure out how much disk to buy or how much data is protected for licensing purposes?

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist

MilesVScott's picture

Were you able to find anything helpfull from the comments?

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist