The management console user interface supports the import of OnVault images between managed backup/recovery appliances.
When an image is imported to a backup/recovery appliance, the appliance can instantly mount the imported data to its managed hosts.
Ownership of imported data is maintained by the source appliance. The Import function allows ownership to be transferred to the appliance to which the data is imported. Ownership gives full control over the image, including the ability to expire the image.
If an image is accidentally imported, the management console provides a Forget Imported Image function that removes an imported image from a backup/recovery appliance.
Images can be imported from the Storage Pool page and the App Manager Application List page.
Import OnVault images from the Storage Pool page
Importing images from the Storage Pool page has the advantage of allowing you to select multiple application images.
Use these instructions to import images from the Storage Pool page:
Click Manage and select Storage Pools from the drop-down menu.
The Storage Pools page opens.
Under Pool Type, select OnVault and select a storage pool.
Right-click on the selected storage pool and select Import OnVault Images from the drop-down menu.
Select the backup/recovery appliance to which the applications are imported.
Select the applications to import.
Optionally, select the Take Ownership option.
Click Import and the import operation begins. A message is shown once the operation completes.
Import OnVault images from the Application List page
Importing images from the App Manager > Application List page allows you to select a specific application image to import.
Use the instructions to import OnVault images:
Click App Manager and select Applications from the drop-down menu.
The Applications page opens.
Right-click on an application that is protected in an OnVault Pool and select the Import OnVault Images option.
The Import OnVault Images page opens.
Click Select Target Appliance and select the appliance to which the image is imported.
Optionally, enable the Take Ownership option.
Click Import to start the import operation.
A message displays when the operation completes.