I created too many important workflows on Commvault. The use cases where I used workflows are as follows:
- Repetitive restore tests,
- Conditional backup that makes some operations before it,
- Create snapshots and mount snap disks to hosts from Hitachi, EMC, and HPE storages.
- They have been working without problems for years. So, I would like to talk about the advantages of using a Workflow.
First of all, the biggest advantage is the central management. Usually, snap scripts are distributed on different folders in different management servers. You can find them in “Task Scheduler” or “Crontab” if you are a little bit clever and lucky. But, it is a big deal in some environments. Also, the second deal is to find related files and figure out connections. If you use Commvault Workflow, all authorized employees can find and change scripts easily. And, to understand and see the big picture is very easy. You need a little time ( maybe minutes) to understand. On the other hand, in normal scripts, it can take hours, maybe days.