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ExEcutivE Summary 3
introduction 4
commvault Galaxy and data domain
at Work 6
HiGH PErformancE rEcovEry and BackuP 8
flExiBility: SimultanEouS BackuPS,
rEStorES, and auxiliary coPiES 9
dEduPlication StoraGE:
cHanGinG StoraGE EconomicS 9
Wan vaultinG: diSaStEr rEcovEry
and rEmotE SitE ProtEction 10
HiGHly rEliaBlE, ProactivE vErification
of data rEcovEry 11
imProvEd lonG-tErm arcHival for
offSitE taPE coPiES 12
oPtimizEd for naS and San tHrouGH
ndmP and vtl 12
HiGH availaBility data ProtEction
infraStructurE 13
concluSion 13
aBout data domain 14
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FxccuIìvc Summary
With improvements in disk technology and cost,
disk-to-disk backup has become a preferred solution
for protecting data, a valuable corporate asset
However, there is a world of difference between
simply writing backups to disk and designing a
disk-based data protection solution optimized for
fast and reliable recoveries
CommVault Systems Galaxy backup and recovery
software provides an application-integrated approach
to managing and safeguarding business-critical data
for rapid, reliable data protection and recovery it
takes full advantage of disk as random access media,
allowing simultaneous backups, restores and copies
more importantly, commvault Galaxy focuses on
smart recovery strategies, enabling it organizations to
restore data in their most demanding environments
Data Domain is the industry’s leading provider of
Enterprise Protection Storage systems their applianc-
es and arrays are certifed and work seamlessly with
commvault Galaxy software data domain systems
are uniquely designed for cost-effcient, fast, and
verifable data protection data domain’s deduplica-
tion technology provides an average of 20x compres-
sion to commvault Galaxy’s backup data this enables
customers to retain months of backup images for less
than $35/GB, a price that is comparable to tape data
domain systems also enable network-effcient Wan
vaulting for disaster recovery (dr), remote offce data
protection and tape consolidation – all under the
control of commvault Galaxy
in addition, data domain systems offer unprec-
edented levels of data integrity, verifcation and
self-healing, which are unavailable in traditional fle
systems or conventional disk systems
together, commvault Galaxy and data domain offer
remarkable improvements in performance, reliability
and tco to any it organization considering disk-based
solutions for both onsite and offsite data protection
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InIroducIìon
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falling disk prices and availability of cost-effective
Sata-based disk arrays have made disk a viable
option for backup storage and network replication
targets However, simply inserting a cheap disk system
into a backup or replication process does not provide
better data protection or dr response
disk has several advantages over tape for example,
tape requires a constant stream of data for peak
performance, while disk does not Because disks
are random access devices, data fles can be more
logically organized on disk, as opposed to the linear
format of tape disk arrays also simplify and speed
up the overall backup process finally, disk offers
superior reliability in terms of recovering data
despite these advantages, disk systems are still too
expensive to serve as more than a small cache to tape
most enterprises need multiple weeks or months of
quick recoverability, requiring many versions of fles
or databases Historically, tape has been the cheapest
backup solution available, and its portability has
made it easy for companies to truck the tapes offsite
for safekeeping While disk-based recovery is argu-
ably much faster, at $10-$20 per GB even Sata raid
arrays are far more expensive than $1-$5 per GB for
tape-based backups With a delta this large, most it
departments choose cost over speed
today, data deduplication has turned the tables in
disk’s favor By eliminating redundant fles during the
backup process, deduplication can compress the origi-
nal data by an average of 20x, dramatically reducing
the amount of disk storage and the associated cost
required for a disk-based solution moreover, with
this smaller footprint, the data can now be vaulted
over an existing Wan to an offsite location, thereby
eliminating the need to drive tapes offsite
Storing backup data on a conventional fle system has
risks of its own; if the fle system becomes inconsis-
tent or corrupted, recovery data is lost this is why we
back up data in the frst place
an effective disk-based data protection solution
requires enterprise-level backup and recovery software
that takes advantage of disk as a random access device
and a robust, reliable storage system to make deep
retention and network vaulting economically and
operationally feasible at the same time, the solution
must ensure improved reliability and data integrity
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the purpose of backups is to recover although a
backup process may complete successfully, the result-
ing backup image is useless if users can’t get back the
information they need recovery operations must
work reliably, quickly and effciently
the combination of commvault Galaxy and data
domain systems provides a cost-effective, powerful
disk-based data protection solution, focused on the
integrity and reliability of data recovery the com-
bined solution delivers:
increased backup and recovery performance
Simultaneous backup, recovery, and auxiliary copy
processes for more fexible data protection
deduplication storage to retain months of
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network-effcient Wan vaulting for more
responsive dr protection
Highly reliable, proactive verifcation of data
recoverability
optimized for naS and San environments
through network data management Protocol
(ndmP) and virtual tape library (vtl) support
High availability backup and recovery
infrastructure
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commvault Galaxy backup and recovery software is
a proven enterprise solution to protect and increase
data availability it focuses on business resumption,
not just data backup By tightly integrating with busi-
ness-critical applications such as microsoft Exchange,
Galaxy ensures data consistency
commvault Galaxy has been supporting disk as a
backup target for over a decade it is designed to take
full advantage of the random access capabilities of
disk it supports simultaneous backups, restores, and
copies (auxiliary copy) leveraging native fle systems
on disk and its two-part indexing scheme, Galaxy
software optimizes backups to disk unlike competing
solutions that treat disk as a sequential device




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data domain systems are specialized disk-based
data recovery appliances and arrays designed for
high throughput backup and recovery processes
and highly reliable recoveries With its revolutionary
deduplication technology and data invulnerability
architecture, it provides unprecedented levels of
data protection, data verifcation, and self-healing
capabilities that are unavailable in conventional disk
or tape systems
data domain systems easily and seamlessly integrate
with existing commvault Galaxy environments as nfS
or cifS fle servers or as a vtl
data domain’s deduplication technology, Global
compression™, dramatically reduces the storage
capacity required for commvault Galaxy’s backup
data key benefts of Global compression include:
less than $35/GB for disk-based backups
99% bandwidth reduction for Wan vaulting or
remote offce data protection
20x storage reduction for retaining months of
backup data



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this section highlights the following confgurations
with commvault Galaxy and data domain systems:
data domain systems as backup targets – either
Galaxy’s magnetic library or tape library devices
Galaxy’s auxiliary copy for creating tape copies
from a data domain system for long-term
archival or offsite tape vaulting purposes
Bandwidth effcient network vaulting using
data domain replicator
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data domain systems are specially designed to
be simple and intuitive to install, confgure, and
integrate into commvault Galaxy environments data
domain systems appear as naS appliances supporting
nfS or cifS over Gigabit Ethernet or as an emulated
vtl over fibre channel using the commvault



mediaagents, the systems are simply added as a
magnetic library or tape library device
as magnetic library devices, when multiple systems
are used, backup data can automatically span several
mount points Similar to media spanning on tape,
Galaxy also allows backup to disk jobs to span from
one fle system to another without user intervention
or job disruption, simplifying management
CommvaulI Auxìlìary Copy Ior CrcaIìng
Japc Copìcs Ior Long-Jcrm Archìval
the confguration in Site a provides a solution for
creating tape copies from a data domain system
when dr or data retention requirements mandate
the use of removable media a tape library and the
system are attached to the mediaagent the system
serves as an onsite recovery repository and the tape
library provides copies for off-site storage
With commvault policy-based-management and data
retention, only selective recovery data can be copied
to tape or migrate copies of recovery data after a
specifc time period, say after 60 days
this confguration reduces the overall cost of the
backup infrastructure, which lowers operational costs
and tape requirements daily backup and recovery
windows no longer depend on the performance of
the tape library the auxiliary copy window is much
larger than the original backup window, simplifying
scheduling in addition, the data domain system is
available and accessible for backup and restore opera-
tions while copying data to tape the larger auxiliary
copy window also reduces the number of tape drives
required to complete the tape duplication process
Data Domain and CommVault Deployment Architecture
Site A Site B
Deduplication
Recovery
Data Domain
DD400 Restorer as
a magnetic library
or tape library
using the VTL
option
Backup data is
asynchronously replicated to
Site B using Data Domain
Tape library
for a tape
archive
MediaAgent MediaAgent
iDA(s) iDA(s)
CommServe
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DD560
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full backups took well over a weekend – only to fnd
on monday morning the backups were incomplete
the company addressed this by implementing
commvault Galaxy software and data domain
systems, backing up to disk and vaulting across the
Wan at multiple locations the combined solution
provided a cheaper, more reliable backup solution
with the ability to replicate critical data to an offsite
location for dr purposes and tape consolidation
using smaller data domain systems, the it department
was able to centralize administration Backup reliabil-
ity was vastly improved, as was the performance for
rapid recovery, restores rely on the local repositories
using a many-to-one topology, all remote offces
then vault across the Wan to the data center in San
francisco, where tape copies are made, thus consoli-
dating tape infrastructure the company no longer
needs off-site tape vaulting services for remote of-
fces and the company copies to tape only quarterly
in addition, the company leverages bi-directional
vaulting where San francisco’s local backups are
replicated to new york for online dr protection
WAN vaulIìng usìng
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this confguration also takes advantage of data
domain systems’ ability to make off-site replication
or network vaulting much easier, faster and afford-
able the system in Site a (“originator”) has been
confgured to automatically replicate recovery data
to the remote system located in Site B (“replica”)
using optional software, data domain replicator
leveraging data domain’s deduplication technology,
Global compression, only post-compressed data on
the originator is asynchronously replicated to the
replica, reducing network bandwidth requirements
by over 99%
during normal operations, the data domain system
in Site a serves as the local recovery repository as well
as making auxiliary copies if this system fails or is
affected by a disaster, necessary data can be restored
across the network from the replica system or a copy
of the replica can be shipped to Site a
A CusIomcr ConñguraIìon Ior WAN vaulIìng
the following illustrates an expanded confguration
where a customer has utilized the combined solution
of commvault Galaxy software and data domain
systems for bi-directional and many-to-one Wan
vaulting the customer, a leading investment bank,
has its data center is in San francisco with remote
branch offces in new york, Boston and india
the customer was heavily burdened by its distributed
tape-based backups this is a common problem with
protecting most remote offces since often, remote of-
fces lack experienced it system/storage administrator
Large Financial Customer Replicates Data Worldwide
DD430
DD430
Boston
Remote Sites Data Center
New York
India
Home
Email
Oracle
Home Email Oracle
Source
Destination
San Francisco: DD460
DD410
Backup Data
Backup Data
Backup Data
Dir A
DD410
DD460 DD430
DD430
WAN
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using the combined solution, the company has
implemented network-effcient Wan vaulting for dr
remote offce data protection, and tape consolidation
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the combination of commvault Galaxy and data
domain delivers:
faster recoveries to meet ever-shrinking
tolerance for downtime and to reduce rising
costs-of-downtime
faster backups to meet ever-shrinking backup
windows
faster and easier tape copies for off-site archive
throughput with a single data domain controller is
up to 800 GB/hour, far exceeding current lto-4 tape
drives and many primary storage systems However,
unlike a tape drive, a system does not require con-
stant-speed streams of data for best performance
for additional performance and capacity, multiple
systems can simply be added to commvault Galaxy
confgurations
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the combination of commvault Galaxy and data
domain serves the very purpose of backups – to
enable faster, more reliable recoveries By recovering
data at the speed of disk, Galaxy software can deliver
an order of magnitude improvement in recovery
performance and reduction in downtime costs
recoveries from disk eliminate mounting, positioning,
and unmounting delays associated with tape-based
backups data domain’s useable capacity for multiple



months of data retention allows recoveries to come
from disk
the random access advantage of disk is especially sig-
nifcant with a partial restore where only a few fles
need to be recovered Partial restores from a system
is up to 10 times faster than restoring from tape the
partial or single fle recovery performance is critical
because according to the Strategic research Group,
87 percent of all restores are single fle recoveries,
not full system recoveries
increased recovery performance allows it organiza-
tions to meet increasingly stringent Service level
agreements for time-to-recovery, resume business-
critical applications more quickly, and reduce the
impact of primary storage data loss
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the combined solution optimizes backup perfor-
mance while accelerating recovery performance
using its ability to stream data to disk utilizing
multiple read/write heads, Galaxy allows multiple,
simultaneous backup streams at varying speeds to be
sent to one data domain system using multiplexing
for optimal performance is no longer required
again, backups to data domain systems do not
require allocation of tape cartridges or tape drives,
robotic movement, media mounting, media position-
ing, media offine, or media eject operations
increased backup performance allows it organiza-
tions to complete backups within allowed backup
windows and meet high availability requirements of
business-critical applications
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With data domain systems and Galaxy’s auxiliary
copy feature, making tape copies is much easier
and faster a single data domain system can stream
a high-end tape drive for best performance Since
backup images on the system are not multiplexed,
there is no need to demultiplex them during the
auxiliary copy process data domain systems allow
data to be written to tape contiguously to speed up
future restores
FlcxìbìlìIy:
SìmulIancous 8ackups, RcsIorcs,
and Auxìlìary Copìcs
commvault Galaxy enables concurrent read and
write operations to a data domain system, allowing
simultaneous backups, restores and auxiliary copy
operations
in contrast, since removable media (tape cartridges
and optical disks) can only be accessed for one opera-
tion at a time, the storage administrator must plan
carefully to avoid resource contention
Given a data domain system’s useable capacity,
ranging from 65 tB to 125 PB, recovery operations
will leverage the disk media (or magnetic library) if
backups are running when an urgent restore request
is issued, the restore request is fulflled immediately
without pausing the backup process With a tape
drive, the backup tape must be unloaded and the
restore tape(s) must be loaded only when the
restore process is fnished (which may take minutes to
hours) can the backup job continue
0cduplìcaIìon SIoragc:
Changìng SIoragc Fconomìcs
data domain systems offer 65 tB to 125 PB of use-
able capacity in a very small footprint – a 3u chassis
that fts in a standard 19-inch rack
this capacity enables data domain systems to store
multiple months of backup images for less than
$35/GB, comparable to tape this capacity ensures
rapid recoveries, taking advantage of performance
benefts of disk
in addition, Global compression enables Wan vault-
ing economically and operationally feasible
0lobal Comprcssìon: 0ìsk-8ascd
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data domain’s deduplication technology, Global
compression, reduces data down to its raw essentials
by pooling redundant patterns within a fle, across
fles, and even within a block, and stores only
unique data segments this compression algorithm
aggressively minimizes the capacity needed for
storing backup images to commvault Galaxy, Global
compression happens behind the scenes Galaxy
simply writes to and reads from a large nfS or cifS
fle system or a vtl on a data domain system
With Global compression, the benefts increase over
time the frst full backup will typically see about
3-4x compression; subsequent differential incremen-
tal backups will see 6-7x compression; subsequent
full backups will see 50-60x compression in a typical
weekly full, daily differential incremental backup
policy, this results in 20x aggregate compression
after 12 weeks
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the following is a customer example, illustrating the
effectiveness of Global compression two months of
backup data – 79 tB (or 80747 GB) -- was retained in
a system, taking up only 3775 GB of physical storage
this yielded a 21:1 compression ratio
ImpacI oI 0lobal Comprcssìon
on SynIhcIìc Full 8ackups
a Synthetic full Backup consolidates the most recent
full backup (standard or synthetic) and subsequent
incremental and/or differential backups the goal is
to improve restore performance by creating a full
backup image (or one archive fle) as though a full
backup was performed at the time of the last incre-
mental backup
in the following confguration, a standard full backup
and subsequent incremental backups are directed to
a data domain system this enhances the usability
and effciency of Synthetic full Backups since there is
no need to mount as many tapes to create a Synthetic
full Backup then these backups are consolidated
into Synthetic full Backups and saved on the same
system this ensures that a full backup image is avail-
able online for recovery operations
as the destination for Synthetic full Backups, the
system greatly benefts from its Global compression
which stores only unique data segments Because
Synthetic Backups are created from existing backup
images already saved on the system, Synthetic
Backups do not require additional storage
Synthetic Fulls Benet from Data Domain Deduplication
Standard full backup to a
Data Domain appliance
(Week1: Sun)
Synthetic Full Backup
to the appliance
• Current as of Sat
• No new data segments
are saved on the appliance
Incremental backups to the
appliance (Week 2: Mon-Sat)
Incremental backups to the
appliance (Week 1: Mon-Sat)
Synthetic Full Backup
to the appliance
Results of Deduplication (Customer Example)
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WAN vaulIìng: 0ìsasIcr Rccovcry
and RcmoIc SìIc ProIccIìon
all of the storage savings from data domain’s Global
compression are also applied to Wan vaulting, dramati-
cally reducing the Wan bandwidth costs in replication
using the data domain replicator software, backup
data from a system is asynchronously replicated to a
remote system over tcP/iP lan or Wan data domain
offers a variety of options for deploying different
topologies cost-effectively:
one to one, simple mirroring
Bi-directional vaulting
many-to-one remote site vaulting
directory
for simple disaster protection, it would be suffcient
to vault backup images from one data domain
system to another where the replica system becomes
the asynchronous mirror of the originator system
the other vaulting confgurations offer additional
fexibility for remote offce protection, responsive dr
protection and multi-site tape consolidation
Rìghly Rclìablc, ProacIìvc
vcrìñcaIìon oI 0aIa Rccovcry
one of the biggest challenges for tape is indeter-
minate backup quality a backup process may have
completed successfully but it is diffcult to verify
that data on all of the tapes is recoverable one bad
tape can cause a restore operation to fail and this is
often discovered at the worst possible time – during
a recovery




disk-based backups can take advantage of raid ca-
pabilities offered by the storage subsystem However,
the combination of data domain and commvault
offer unprecedented levels of data integrity and
reliability designed specifcally for backup images to
ensure recoverability
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data domain’s reliability goes beyond raid protec-
tion neither ata raid nor tape provides this level of
built-in, redundant data protection data domain’s
data invulnerability architecture protects against
data loss from hardware and software failures at
multiple layers:
file system consistency verifcation and
self-healing at the time of backup as well as
continuously in the background
append-only fle system software fault protection
data integrity verifcation and self-healing: initial,
ongoing, and online
double-parity raid-6 in case of disk failure
nvram (non-volatile ram) for storage buffering
for a hardware or power failure
if errors are detected at any level, the systems can
self-heal from metadata and error-correcting codes
stored within the system in many cases, errors are
repaired online and error corrections are noted in the
system’s log in rare cases where the data domain
system’s fle system needs to be unmounted for
repair, the system will send out an alert via email so
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commvault Galaxy provides the data verifcation
option for the contents of a backup during a data
verifcation operation, the integrity of data is checked
to ensure that the data can be successfully restored or
copied for an auxiliary copy operation
the data verifcation option can be confgured to run
after all backups, all full backups, or backups occur-
ring on or after a certain date
tape-based backups do not take advantage of this
option effectively since the operation can disrupt
already scheduled backups by creating tape resource
contention the data verifcation operation for
backup images on the system does not create
resource contention since disk and magnetic libraries
allow simultaneous accesses
the combination of Galaxy’s data verifcation and
data domain’s data invulnerability architecture
ensures reliable and successful data recoveries
Improvcd Long-Icrm Archìval Ior
0IIsìIc Japc Copìcs
the combined solution enables it organizations to le-
verage investments in the existing tape infrastructure
to create long-term archives or dr copies, especially
when removable media is required using Galaxy’s
auxiliary copy and Synthetic full Backup capabilities,
tape copies can be automatically created from data
domain systems
Lowcr Japc InIrasIrucIurc CosI
using data domain systems increases the effciency,
speed, and fexibility of your data protection
process at the same time, it lowers tape-related
infrastructure costs
Since the existing tape infrastructure is used for
offsite archiving or tape vaulting, any upgrades to
the tape infrastructure can be deferred Backups are
sent to data domain systems then copied to tape
in the background Because Galaxy client system
performance is not impacted, tape copies can run at a
slower data transfer rate
in addition, only a subset of backups may need to be
copied to tape for example, a service level agreement
may dictate that only weekly full backups are dupli-
cated to tape and retained for an extended period
daily incremental backups written to data domain
systems do not need to be copied to tape, further
reducing tape drive and removable media costs
0pIìmìzcd Ior NAS and SAN
Ihrough N0MP and vJL
commvault Galaxy provides performance, reli-
ability, and ease-of-management required to protect
multi-terabyte naS flers ndmP provides a standard
network interface for managing backup control and
data movement from naS flers using ndmP to
control the backup and recovery processes, Galaxy
offers the fexibility of targeting fler backups to
both tape and disk media this enables data domain
systems to save fler backups effciently
data domain also offers a vtl option that provide
emulation of up to 64 active virtual lto drives across
up to 100,000 virtual cartridges, supporting 1GB or
2GB fibre channel links this enables data domain
systems to be confgured as tape library devices
within commvault Galaxy environments
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unique to data domain is additional fexibility:
customers can use both the vtl interface and data
domain’s existing naS-style fle service interfaces
simultaneously the vtl option also supports data
domain replicator, so compressed virtual tape images
can be automatically copied across the Wan to a dr
site, using minimal bandwidth
Rìgh AvaìlabìlìIy
0aIa ProIccIìon InIrasIrucIurc
commvault Galaxy provides a highly available data
protection infrastructure to ensure the successful
completion of backup jobs in commvault, a data
path is the combination of mediaagent, library and
drive Pool used by the storage policy copy to perform
a data protection operation Each storage policy
copy has a default data path which will be used by
commvault to perform data protection operations
in addition, alternate data paths can be defned in
the storage policy copy this enables Galaxy to auto-
matically switch over to an alternate data path, when
one of the components in the default data path is
not available in addition to ensuring the successful
completion of data protection jobs, alternate data
paths utilize available libraries and drives in the event
of failure or non-availability of these resources
this means that alternate paths are always available
to enable access to specifc storage such as a data
domain system, even if the mediaagent that wrote
the data is unavailable
Conclusìon
combining commvault Galaxy and data domain
systems provides it organizations a powerful, cost-
effective data protection solution, focused on fast
and reliable recoveries commvault and data domain
improve data protection with:
High throughput backups and restores to meet
shrinking backup and recovery windows
Deduplication storage to retain several months of
backup data using a small footprint
Bandwidth- and cost-effective WAN vaulting
confgurations for remote offce and dr
protection
Highly reliable data recoveries with proactive
data verifcation
Simultaneous backup, recovery and auxiliary
copy processes for fexible data protection
Lower TCO for data protection
cost advantages of tape (less than $35/GB)
through data domain’s deduplication
technology
Signifcant reduction in network bandwidth
costs for network vaulting
lower backup administration costs
repurpose existing tape infrastructure or
defer tape infrastructure upgrades
Improved DR capabilities through Wan vaulting
as well as traditional offsite tape archives
Optimized for NAS and SAN environments
through ndmP and vtl support
High availability backup and recovery
With the combined solution, it organizations no lon-
ger need to choose between optimizing backup and
optimizing recovery commvault and data domain
make the backup, recovery, and dr processes faster,
simpler, verifable, and more cost effective, enabling
you to meet increasingly stringent service levels and
reduce costs













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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 aBout data domain . . . . . . . 3 introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 HiGHly rEliaBlE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rEStorES. . .DATA DOMAIN I Contents ExEcutivE Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 imProvEd lonG-tErm arcHival for offSitE taPE coPiES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 dEduPlication StoraGE: cHanGinG StoraGE EconomicS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Wan vaultinG: diSaStEr rEcovEry and rEmotE SitE ProtEction . . . . . ProactivE vErification of data rEcovEry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 commvault Galaxy and data domain at Work . . . . . . . . . . 6 HiGH PErformancE rEcovEry and BackuP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . . . . . . . . . . . 12 oPtimizEd for naS and San tHrouGH ndmP and vtl . . . . . . . . . . . 12 HiGH availaBility data ProtEction infraStructurE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 flExiBility: SimultanEouS BackuPS. . . . . . . . . 13 concluSion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and auxiliary coPiES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

enabling it organizations to restore data in their most demanding environments . and verifiable data protection . data domain’s deduplication technology provides an average of 20x compression to commvault Galaxy’s backup data . together. data domain systems also enable network-efficient Wan vaulting for disaster recovery (dr). this enables customers to retain months of backup images for less than $ . a valuable corporate asset . commvault Galaxy focuses on smart recovery strategies. fast. more importantly.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage Executive Summary With improvements in disk technology and cost. there is a world of difference between simply writing backups to disk and designing a disk-based data protection solution optimized for fast and reliable recoveries .35/GB. CommVault Systems Galaxy backup and recovery software provides an application-integrated approach to managing and safeguarding business-critical data for rapid. a price that is comparable to tape . reliable data protection and recovery . reliability and tco to any it organization considering disk-based solutions for both onsite and offsite data protection . commvault Galaxy and data domain offer remarkable improvements in performance. disk-to-disk backup has become a preferred solution for protecting data. which are unavailable in traditional file systems or conventional disk systems . restores and copies . their appliances and arrays are certified and work seamlessly with commvault Galaxy software . data domain systems are uniquely designed for cost-efficient. it takes full advantage of disk as random access media. However. Data Domain is the industry’s leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems . data domain systems offer unprecedented levels of data integrity. allowing simultaneous backups. remote office data protection and tape consolidation – all under the control of commvault Galaxy . CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . in addition. verification and self-healing.

although a backup process may complete successfully. the resulting backup image is useless if users can’t get back the information they need . powerful disk-based data protection solution. requiring many versions of files or databases . the combined solution delivers: • • • increased backup and recovery performance Simultaneous backup. recovery. at the same time. However. most enterprises need multiple weeks or months of quick recoverability. Historically. By eliminating redundant files during the backup process. despite these advantages. and its portability has made it easy for companies to truck the tapes offsite for safekeeping . Because disks are random access devices. the combination of commvault Galaxy and data domain systems provides a cost-effective. the data can now be vaulted over an existing Wan to an offsite location. tape requires a constant stream of data for peak performance. at $10-$20 per GB even Sata raid arrays are far more expensive than $1-$5 per GB for tape-based backups . data deduplication has turned the tables in disk’s favor . simply inserting a cheap disk system into a backup or replication process does not provide better data protection or dr response . as opposed to the linear format of tape . moreover. recovery data is lost . an effective disk-based data protection solution requires enterprise-level backup and recovery software that takes advantage of disk as a random access device and a robust. While disk-based recovery is arguably much faster. disk offers superior reliability in terms of recovering data . today. Focused on Recovery: CommVault Galaxy and Data Domain the purpose of backups is to recover . recovery operations must work reliably. thereby eliminating the need to drive tapes offsite . and auxiliary copy processes for more flexible data protection deduplication storage to retain months of recovery images at the cost of tape CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . with this smaller footprint. the solution must ensure improved reliability and data integrity . tape has been the cheapest backup solution available. disk systems are still too expensive to serve as more than a small cache to tape . most it departments choose cost over speed . Storing backup data on a conventional file system has risks of its own. disk has several advantages over tape . finally. data files can be more logically organized on disk. quickly and efficiently .DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage Introduction Challenges with Backups to Disk falling disk prices and availability of cost-effective Sata-based disk arrays have made disk a viable option for backup storage and network replication targets . deduplication can compress the original data by an average of 20x. reliable storage system to make deep retention and network vaulting economically and operationally feasible . this is why we back up data in the first place . disk arrays also simplify and speed up the overall backup process . while disk does not . focused on the integrity and reliability of data recovery . With a delta this large. if the file system becomes inconsistent or corrupted. for example. dramatically reducing the amount of disk storage and the associated cost required for a disk-based solution .

With its revolutionary deduplication technology and data invulnerability architecture. Galaxy software optimizes backups to disk unlike competing solutions that treat disk as a sequential device . data domain’s deduplication technology. and copies (auxiliary copy) . data domain systems easily and seamlessly integrate with existing commvault Galaxy environments as nfS or cifS file servers or as a vtl . Global compression™. proactive verification of data recoverability optimized for naS and San environments through network data management Protocol (ndmP) and virtual tape library (vtl) support High availability backup and recovery infrastructure Data Domain Appliances and Arrays data domain systems are specialized disk-based data recovery appliances and arrays designed for high throughput backup and recovery processes and highly reliable recoveries . dramatically reduces the storage capacity required for commvault Galaxy’s backup data . Galaxy ensures data consistency . it provides unprecedented levels of data protection. data verification. key benefits of Global compression include: • • • less than $ .35/GB for disk-based backups 99% bandwidth reduction for Wan vaulting or remote office data protection 20x storage reduction for retaining months of backup data CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . and self-healing capabilities that are unavailable in conventional disk or tape systems . leveraging native file systems on disk and its two-part indexing scheme. By tightly integrating with business-critical applications such as microsoft Exchange. it focuses on business resumption.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage • • • network-efficient Wan vaulting for more responsive dr protection Highly reliable. not just data backup . it supports simultaneous backups. restores. • CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery commvault Galaxy backup and recovery software is a proven enterprise solution to protect and increase data availability . commvault Galaxy has been supporting disk as a backup target for over a decade . it is designed to take full advantage of the random access capabilities of disk .

only selective recovery data can be copied to tape or migrate copies of recovery data after a specific time period. say after 60 days . which lowers operational costs Data Domain Systems as a CommVault Galaxy Backup Target data domain systems are specially designed to be simple and intuitive to install. data domain systems appear as naS appliances supporting nfS or cifS over Gigabit Ethernet or as an emulated vtl over fibre channel . CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . the system serves as an onsite recovery repository and the tape library provides copies for off-site storage . MediaAgent Site A Site B MediaAgent Tape library for a tape archive Data Domain DD400 Restorer as a magnetic library or tape library using the VTL option Deduplication Backup data is asynchronously replicated to Site B using Data Domain Recovery DD560 DD560 this configuration reduces the overall cost of the backup infrastructure. Galaxy also allows backup to disk jobs to span from one file system to another without user intervention or job disruption. using the commvault and tape requirements . daily backup and recovery windows no longer depend on the performance of the tape library . the systems are simply added as a magnetic library or tape library device . a tape library and the system are attached to the mediaagent . simplifying management . Similar to media spanning on tape. and integrate into commvault Galaxy environments . the larger auxiliary copy window also reduces the number of tape drives required to complete the tape duplication process . With commvault policy-based-management and data retention. configure. backup data can automatically span several mount points . • CommVault Auxiliary Copy for Creating Tape Copies for Long-Term Archival the configuration in Site a provides a solution for creating tape copies from a data domain system when dr or data retention requirements mandate the use of removable media . simplifying scheduling . when multiple systems are used. the auxiliary copy window is much larger than the original backup window. the data domain system is available and accessible for backup and restore operations while copying data to tape . in addition. as magnetic library devices.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage CommVault Galaxy and Data Domain at Work this section highlights the following configurations with commvault Galaxy and data domain systems: • • data domain systems as backup targets – either Galaxy’s magnetic library or tape library devices Galaxy’s auxiliary copy for creating tape copies from a data domain system for long-term archival or offsite tape vaulting purposes Bandwidth efficient network vaulting using data domain replicator Data Domain and CommVault Deployment Architecture iDA(s) CommServe iDA(s) mediaagents.

all remote offices then vault across the Wan to the data center in San francisco. leveraging data domain’s deduplication technology. this is a common problem with protecting most remote offices since often. the company no longer needs off-site tape vaulting services for remote offices and the company copies to tape only quarterly . for rapid recovery. has its data center is in San francisco with remote branch offices in new york. Backup reliability was vastly improved. where tape copies are made. using smaller data domain systems. Global compression. faster and affordable . restores rely on the local repositories . more reliable backup solution with the ability to replicate critical data to an offsite location for dr purposes and tape consolidation . only post-compressed data on the originator is asynchronously replicated to the replica. the customer was heavily burdened by its distributed tape-based backups . necessary data can be restored across the network from the replica system or a copy of the replica can be shipped to Site a . the company addressed this by implementing commvault Galaxy software and data domain systems. using a many-to-one topology.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage WAN Vaulting using Data Domain Replicator this configuration also takes advantage of data domain systems’ ability to make off-site replication or network vaulting much easier. Boston and india . backing up to disk and vaulting across the Wan at multiple locations . a leading investment bank. during normal operations. the data domain system in Site a serves as the local recovery repository as well as making auxiliary copies . data domain replicator . the system in Site a (“originator”) has been configured to automatically replicate recovery data to the remote system located in Site B (“replica”) using optional software. Large Financial Customer Replicates Data Worldwide Boston Oracle Backup Data DD410 DD410 Remote Sites New York Email Backup Data Data Center San Francisco: DD460 DD430 DD430 WAN Dir A Home Email DD460 Oracle India Home Backup Data DD430 DD430 Destination Source full backups took well over a weekend – only to find on monday morning the backups were incomplete . the it department was able to centralize administration . in addition. thus consolidating tape infrastructure . reducing network bandwidth requirements by over 99% . if this system fails or is affected by a disaster. remote offices lack experienced it system/storage administrator . the customer. the combined solution provided a cheaper. A Customer Configuration for WAN Vaulting the following illustrates an expanded configuration where a customer has utilized the combined solution of commvault Galaxy software and data domain systems for bi-directional and many-to-one Wan vaulting . the company leverages bi-directional vaulting where San francisco’s local backups are replicated to new york for online dr protection . CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . as was the performance .

DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage using the combined solution. using its ability to stream data to disk utilizing multiple read/write heads. robotic movement. and reduce the impact of primary storage data loss . a system does not require constant-speed streams of data for best performance . far exceeding current lto-4 tape drives and many primary storage systems . the company has implemented network-efficient Wan vaulting for dr remote office data protection. not full system recoveries . using multiplexing for optimal performance is no longer required . However. months of data retention allows recoveries to come from disk . and tape consolidation . increased backup performance allows it organizations to complete backups within allowed backup windows and meet high availability requirements of business-critical applications . 87 percent of all restores are single file recoveries. unlike a tape drive. Increased Backup Performance the combined solution optimizes backup performance while accelerating recovery performance . and unmounting delays associated with tape-based backups . media offline. Galaxy software can deliver an order of magnitude improvement in recovery performance and reduction in downtime costs . positioning. Galaxy allows multiple. media mounting. recoveries from disk eliminate mounting. again. for additional performance and capacity. the partial or single file recovery performance is critical because according to the Strategic research Group. Increased Recovery Performance the combination of commvault Galaxy and data domain serves the very purpose of backups – to enable faster. By recovering data at the speed of disk. or media eject operations . simultaneous backup streams at varying speeds to be sent to one data domain system . backups to data domain systems do not require allocation of tape cartridges or tape drives. resume businesscritical applications more quickly. data domain’s useable capacity for multiple CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . multiple systems can simply be added to commvault Galaxy configurations . High Performance Recovery and Backup the combination of commvault Galaxy and data domain delivers: • faster recoveries to meet ever-shrinking tolerance for downtime and to reduce rising costs-of-downtime faster backups to meet ever-shrinking backup windows faster and easier tape copies for off-site archive • • throughput with a single data domain controller is up to 800 GB/hour. more reliable recoveries . increased recovery performance allows it organizations to meet increasingly stringent Service level agreements for time-to-recovery. the random access advantage of disk is especially significant with a partial restore where only a few files need to be recovered . Partial restores from a system is up to 10 times faster than restoring from tape . media positioning.

allowing simultaneous backups. the restore request is fulfilled immediately without pausing the backup process . this compression algorithm aggressively minimizes the capacity needed for storing backup images . a single data domain system can stream a high-end tape drive for best performance . reduces data down to its raw essentials by pooling redundant patterns within a file. in addition. Galaxy simply writes to and reads from a large nfS or cifS file system or a vtl on a data domain system . Global compression enables Wan vaulting economically and operationally feasible . since removable media (tape cartridges and optical disks) can only be accessed for one operation at a time. CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain  . Global compression happens behind the scenes . and stores only unique data segments . subsequent differential incremental backups will see 6-7x compression. With a tape drive. to commvault Galaxy. the backup tape must be unloaded and the restore tape(s) must be loaded . daily differential incremental backup policy. and Auxiliary Copies commvault Galaxy enables concurrent read and write operations to a data domain system. data domain systems allow data to be written to tape contiguously to speed up future restores . With Global compression. Deduplication Storage: Changing Storage Economics data domain systems offer 65 tB to 1 . the storage administrator must plan carefully to avoid resource contention . Global Compression: Disk-Based Data Protection at the Cost of Tape data domain’s deduplication technology. Restores.25 PB. this capacity enables data domain systems to store multiple months of backup images for less than $ . this results in 20x aggregate compression after 12 weeks . Global compression. making tape copies is much easier and faster . subsequent full backups will see 50-60x compression . Flexibility: Simultaneous Backups. comparable to tape . the first full backup will typically see about 3-4x compression. Since backup images on the system are not multiplexed.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage Increased Performance for Data Domain System-to-Tape Copying With data domain systems and Galaxy’s auxiliary copy feature. this capacity ensures rapid recoveries. the benefits increase over time . ranging from 65 tB to 1 . only when the restore process is finished (which may take minutes to hours) can the backup job continue .25 PB of useable capacity in a very small footprint – a 3u chassis that fits in a standard 19-inch rack . and even within a block. recovery operations will leverage the disk media (or magnetic library) .35/GB. Given a data domain system’s useable capacity. in contrast. in a typical weekly full. there is no need to demultiplex them during the auxiliary copy process . taking advantage of performance benefits of disk . restores and auxiliary copy operations . if backups are running when an urgent restore request is issued. across files.

a standard full backup Data Volume Reduction and subsequent incremental backups are directed to a data domain system . Because Synthetic Backups are created from existing backup images already saved on the system.5 GB of physical storage . this yielded a 21:1 compression ratio . taking up only 377 . Synthetic Backups do not require additional storage . Data Stored in the following configuration. then these backups are consolidated into Synthetic full Backups and saved on the same system . the goal is CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain 10 .7 GB) -. this enhances the usability and efficiency of Synthetic full Backups since there is no need to mount as many tapes to create a Synthetic full Backup . as the destination for Synthetic full Backups.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage Reduce Data Volume for Network-Ef cient WAN Vaulting to improve restore performance by creating a full backup image (or one archive file) as though a full backup was performed at the time of the last incremental backup . this ensures that a full backup image is available online for recovery operations . illustrating the effectiveness of Global compression .was retained in a system. 0 1 5 10 15 20 Traditional Storage Deduplication Storage Weeks In Use the following is a customer example. Results of Deduplication (Customer Example) 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Synthetic Fulls Bene t from Data Domain Deduplication Standard full backup to a Data Domain appliance (Week1: Sun) Synthetic Full Backup to the appliance • Current as of Sat • No new data segments are saved on the appliance Synthetic Full Backup to the appliance 16 13 23 20 27 4/ 9 6 3/ 30 4/ 3/ 4/ 3/ Useable (Pre-Compressed) 3/ Physical (Compressed) 4/ 5/ 4 Incremental backups to the appliance (Week 1: Mon-Sat) Incremental backups to the appliance (Week 2: Mon-Sat) Impact of Global Compression on Synthetic Full Backups a Synthetic full Backup consolidates the most recent full backup (standard or synthetic) and subsequent incremental and/or differential backups . two months of backup data – 7 . the system greatly benefits from its Global compression which stores only unique data segments .9 tB (or 8074 .

CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain 11 . in many cases. the systems can self-heal from metadata and error-correcting codes stored within the system . a backup process may have completed successfully but it is difficult to verify that data on all of the tapes is recoverable . redundant data protection . one bad tape can cause a restore operation to fail and this is often discovered at the worst possible time – during a recovery . Proactive Verification of Data Recovery one of the biggest challenges for tape is indeterminate backup quality . simple mirroring Bi-directional vaulting many-to-one remote site vaulting directory disk-based backups can take advantage of raid capabilities offered by the storage subsystem . responsive dr protection and multi-site tape consolidation . in rare cases where the data domain system’s file system needs to be unmounted for repair. data domain offers a variety of options for deploying different topologies cost-effectively: • • • • one to one.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage WAN Vaulting: Disaster Recovery and Remote Site Protection all of the storage savings from data domain’s Global compression are also applied to Wan vaulting. the combination of data domain and commvault offer unprecedented levels of data integrity and reliability designed specifically for backup images to ensure recoverability . neither ata raid nor tape provides this level of built-in. it would be sufficient to vault backup images from one data domain system to another where the replica system becomes the asynchronous mirror of the originator system . the system will send out an alert via email so that the administrator can plan for maintenance . data domain’s data invulnerability architecture protects against data loss from hardware and software failures at multiple layers: • file system consistency verification and self-healing at the time of backup as well as continuously in the background append-only file system software fault protection data integrity verification and self-healing: initial. the other vaulting configurations offer additional flexibility for remote office protection. dramatically reducing the Wan bandwidth costs in replication . backup data from a system is asynchronously replicated to a remote system over tcP/iP lan or Wan . using the data domain replicator software. ongoing. Data Domain’s Data Invulnerability Architecture data domain’s reliability goes beyond raid protection . and online double-parity raid-6 in case of disk failure nvram (non-volatile ram) for storage buffering for a hardware or power failure for simple disaster protection. errors are repaired online and error corrections are noted in the system’s log . However. • • • • Highly Reliable. if errors are detected at any level.

Galaxy offers the flexibility of targeting filer backups to both tape and disk media . for example.000 virtual cartridges. tape-based backups do not take advantage of this option effectively since the operation can disrupt already scheduled backups by creating tape resource contention . it lowers tape-related infrastructure costs . Because Galaxy client system performance is not impacted. using Galaxy’s auxiliary copy and Synthetic full Backup capabilities. data domain also offers a vtl option that provide emulation of up to 64 active virtual lto drives across up to 100. in addition. further reducing tape drive and removable media costs . process . the data verification option can be configured to run after all backups. Improved Long-term Archival for Offsite Tape Copies the combined solution enables it organizations to leverage investments in the existing tape infrastructure to create long-term archives or dr copies. using ndmP to control the backup and recovery processes. or backups occurring on or after a certain date . all full backups. reliability. especially when removable media is required . the integrity of data is checked to ensure that the data can be successfully restored or copied for an auxiliary copy operation . tape copies can run at a slower data transfer rate . tape copies can be automatically created from data domain systems . Optimized for NAS and SAN through NDMP and VTL commvault Galaxy provides performance. this enables data domain systems to save filer backups efficiently . ndmP provides a standard network interface for managing backup control and data movement from naS filers . a service level agreement may dictate that only weekly full backups are duplicated to tape and retained for an extended period . and ease-of-management required to protect multi-terabyte naS filers . Since the existing tape infrastructure is used for offsite archiving or tape vaulting.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage CommVault Galaxy Data Verification commvault Galaxy provides the data verification option for the contents of a backup . the combination of Galaxy’s data verification and data domain’s data invulnerability architecture ensures reliable and successful data recoveries . only a subset of backups may need to be copied to tape . this enables data domain systems to be configured as tape library devices within commvault Galaxy environments . the data verification operation for backup images on the system does not create resource contention since disk and magnetic libraries allow simultaneous accesses . any upgrades to the tape infrastructure can be deferred . supporting 1GB or 2GB fibre channel links . Lower Tape Infrastructure Cost using data domain systems increases the efficiency. speed. at the same time. during a data verification operation. daily incremental backups written to data domain systems do not need to be copied to tape. and flexibility of your data protection CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain 1 . Backups are sent to data domain systems then copied to tape in the background .

• • • • • Improved DR capabilities through Wan vaulting as well as traditional offsite tape archives Optimized for NAS and SAN environments through ndmP and vtl support High availability backup and recovery With the combined solution.35/GB) through data domain’s deduplication technology Significant reduction in network bandwidth costs for network vaulting lower backup administration costs repurpose existing tape infrastructure or defer tape infrastructure upgrades High Availability Data Protection Infrastructure commvault Galaxy provides a highly available data protection infrastructure to ensure the successful completion of backup jobs . Conclusion combining commvault Galaxy and data domain systems provides it organizations a powerful. verifiable. cost- CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery with Data Domain 1 . even if the mediaagent that wrote the data is unavailable . enabling you to meet increasingly stringent service levels and reduce costs .and cost-effective WAN vaulting configurations for remote office and dr protection Highly reliable data recoveries with proactive data verification Simultaneous backup. focused on fast and reliable recoveries . in commvault. recovery. using minimal bandwidth . a data path is the combination of mediaagent. alternate data paths can be defined in the storage policy copy . the vtl option also supports data domain replicator. it organizations no longer need to choose between optimizing backup and optimizing recovery . simpler.DATA DOMAIN I Enterprise Protection Storage unique to data domain is additional flexibility: customers can use both the vtl interface and data domain’s existing naS-style file service interfaces simultaneously . and more cost effective. and dr processes faster. • • • • in addition. Each storage policy copy has a default data path which will be used by commvault to perform data protection operations . library and drive Pool used by the storage policy copy to perform a data protection operation . recovery and auxiliary copy processes for flexible data protection Lower TCO for data protection • cost advantages of tape (less than $ . commvault and data domain improve data protection with: • • • High throughput backups and restores to meet shrinking backup and recovery windows Deduplication storage to retain several months of backup data using a small footprint Bandwidth. effective data protection solution. this means that alternate paths are always available to enable access to specific storage such as a data domain system. in addition to ensuring the successful completion of data protection jobs. when one of the components in the default data path is not available . alternate data paths utilize available libraries and drives in the event of failure or non-availability of these resources . this enables Galaxy to automatically switch over to an alternate data path. commvault and data domain make the backup. so compressed virtual tape images can be automatically copied across the Wan to a dr site.

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