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Decommission Phoenix CloudCache

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To enable backups directly to the Druva Cloud, decommission the Phoenix CloudCache that you configured for those servers.

When you initialize a decommission operation, Phoenix CloudCache first synchronizes data to the Druva Cloud. After the synchronization completes, Druva Phoenix terminates the persistent connection between the Phoenix CloudCache and the Druva Cloud. Thereafter, Hybrid Workloads agents directly back up the data to the Druva Cloud.

Note: We recommend that you initiate a decommission operation only after the backup or restore jobs that are in progress are complete. 

Decommission workflow

Step Operation
1 Ensure that you connect the Phoenix CloudCache to the Druva Cloud and initiate a decommission operation following instructions in Decommission Phoenix CloudCache.

2

Druva Phoenix marks the CloudCache for decommissioning and the status of the Phoenix CloudCache appears as Decommission in Progress.

Also, the backup set is unmapped from the Phoenix CloudCache.

3 Backups and restores to and from the Phoenix CloudCache stop.
4

Phoenix CloudCache waits for the next scheduled synchronization operation to start.

  • If there is no data for synchronization between the CloudCache and the Druva Cloud,  the decommission begins immediately.
  • For any data synchronization from the CloudCache to the Druva Cloud, Druva Phoenix synchronizes the data in the next cache schedule cycle. Once the synchronization is complete,  the decommission job is processed.
5 At the scheduled time, Phoenix CloudCache starts synchronizing data to the Cloud storage.
6 Druva Phoenix starts erasing the data contained in the data volumes of the Phoenix CloudCache.
7 After Druva Phoenix erases the data, the decommission completes.
8 Druva Phoenix deletes the CloudCache from the database and removes the instance from the Manage CloudCache page on the Management Console.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management Console.
  2. Click Manage > CloudCache. Note that if the All Organizations menu is enabled, you have to first select an organization and then click Manage > CloudCache.
  3. In  Configured, click a Phoenix CloudCache that you want to decommission. 
  4. On the Overview page, from the top right corner, click Epsilon_icon.pngDecommission CloudCache.

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 The Phoenix CloudCache must be online until the decommission operation is completed.

  1. On the confirmation dialog box, click Yes
    After you click Yes,  Druva Phoenix processes the triggered job in one of the following ways:
  • If there is no data for synchronization between the CloudCache and the Druva Cloud,  the decommission begins immediately.
  • For any data synchronization from the CloudCache to the Druva Cloud, Druva Phoenix synchronizes the data in the next cache schedule cycle. Once the synchronization is complete,  the decommission job is processed.
  • You cannot upgrade the Phoenix CloudCache  while the decommission job is in progress. Additionally, you cannot attach more backup sets to a decommissioned Phoenix CloudCache.

Note: Druva Phoenix does not list the decommissioned the Phoenix CloudCache in the Configured tab. You must manually uninstall all instances of the Phoenix CloudCache.