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Table Of Contents

FOREWORD
Scope and Intended Audience
Product Information
Your Comments
Typeface Conventions
Notes, Tips and Warnings
OVERVIEW
Guide Organization
Lifecycle Indicators
Best Practices Indicators
Assumptions and References
Top 10 Operational Best Practices
DESIGNING AVAMAR TO MAXIMIZE SYSTEM AVAILABILITY
Avamar Architecture
Stripes
Avamar Data Server Functions
RAID, RAIN, Replication, and Checkpoints
Backing Up Clients in Remote Offices
MANAGING CAPACITY
Impact of Storage Capacity on System Performance
Definitions of Avamar Server Capacities
Avamar Capacity Thresholds
Impact of Capacity on Various Operations
Proactive Steps to Manage Capacity
Reactive Steps to Recovering from Capacity Issues
Steady State System
SCHEDULING
Avamar Client Details
Restrictions and Limitations
Scheduling Activities During the Course of a Day
DEFINING DOMAINS, GROUPS, AND POLICIES
Defining Domains
Defining Groups
Defining Datasets
Defining Schedules
Defining Retention Policies
DAILY MONITORING OF BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE
Monitoring the Avamar System
DAILY MONITORING OF BACKUP OPERATIONS
Monitoring the Avamar System Backup Operations
Closely Monitor Daily Backup Activities
Closely Monitor Nightly Replication
TUNING PERFORMANCE
Tuning Client Caches to Optimize Backup Performance
Client Caches
Overview of Cache Operation
File Cache
Hash Cache
Impact of Caches on Memory Consumption
Cache Information in the avtar Logs
Changing the Maximum Cache Sizes
Tuning the Maximum Cache Sizes
Rules for Tuning the Maximum Cache Sizes
Tuning the File Cache
Tuning the Hash Cache
Using cacheprefix
Customizing Maximum Hash Cache Settings for Exchange and SQL Servers
Tuning Replicator
UNDERSTANDING DPN SUMMARY REPORTS
PROTECTING AVAMAR DESKTOP/LAPTOP CLIENTS
Deploying Additional Avamar Servers for Desktop/Laptop
Creating a Dataset to Back Up Only User Data
Keeping the Initial Client Backups to a Manageable Number
Determining the Backup Window
Running Backups More Frequently Than the Retention Policy
Scheduling Backups to Complete within the Backup Window
Running System Utilities During the Backup Window
Running Backups More Frequently Than the Retention
Ensuring Adequate Initialization Time for Wake-on-Lan Backups
Managing Storage Capacity for Desktop/Laptop Clients
Adjusting Runtime for Daily Maintenance Tasks
OTHER AVAMAR ADMINISTRATION BEST PRACTICES
Protecting Your Avamar Server
Changing Passwords
Enabling the Email Home Feature
Assigning Users
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Avamar 5 Operational Best Practices

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