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Decommissioning Digital storage in CommVault 8

Hi ,

I'm struggling to decommission one of the digital storage in commvault ,as there are some backup file left in this storage . I was thinking 2 option to decommission  it

1. Flush all the content from digital storage that need to be decommissioned to tapes , I'm not sure how to do this . Please let me know if you can assist me with this

2. Copy all backup files from decommissioned digital storage to NAS storage . This option is straightforward but i worry Commvault unable to refer to this file , which have been moved manually . Please let me know if there is a way to tell commvault that these files are moved to another location , and i would able to restore without any issue.

Note :
This particular digital storage is actually LUN presented from Netgear NAS and mounted as drive from Commvault server , refer to attachment for your reference. I would like remove this LUN and re-purpose it for other project work.
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There are a couple options here - it really depends upon the retention policy for this data.

The attachment you included is the option to disable the write access on the mount path. This will stop any new data from being written, but will preserve read access to that data.

This is a good option, but you must wait for the current data on that path to age off before you can decommission it. Once you run data aging, and the mount path is empty, you can delete the mount path.

The other option is to move the underlying location of the mount path. To do so, follow these instructions. This will allow you to repurpose the original disk location immediately.

Copy the CV_MAGNETIC folder (including its contents) from the current mount path location, to the new mount path location.

From the CommCell Console: Display the Library and Drive Configuration window.

Locate the magnetic library for which you wish to move the mount path.

Right-click the mount path  that you wish to move and then select Properties.

From the Mount Path Properties dialog box, enter the new path.

If you select Local Path, click Browse to select a mount path, or enter a mount path.

If you select Network Path, type the user name and password to access the network
share. Click Browse to select a mount path, or enter a mount path.

Click OK to save the information.

The mount path is moved to the specified location. Verify that the mount path is online and accessible after the move.

Details and instructions can be found here http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/release_8_0_0/books_online_1/english_us/features/magnetic_library/magnetic_library_how_to.htm#mag_del_mntpath
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