ADMe - Avamar Data Migration Enabler + Supplemental Material

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ADMEAvamar Data Migration Enabler is a utility providing automation around migrating Avamar backup data to a different storage medium such as tape, disk or cloud based storage. Backup data is first re-hydrated to a staging disk area using a structured top level folder layout for organizational purposes and from there it can be automatically backed up to a tape application as a standard file system backup. When staging to cloud enabled storage such as EMC ECS or ATMOS or 3rd party object storage via an appropriate gateway such as CloudBoost, GeoDrive or CIFS ECS files can be automatically uploaded to the cloud storage provider instead of the need to pass it through a tape backup application. An ADMe migration process is comprised of three distinct phases, the client/backup selection phase to identify which backups to act on, the recovery phase followed by an optional tape backup or cloud synchronization phase. All phases are fully automated using ADMe Job Policies eliminating the need for manual intervention or localized scripting. Job policies can be scheduled or run on demand as required.


ADMe can be used on any Avamar system type including single or multi node systems, source or replication target systems and those with DD. The major tape backup applications are supported and leveraged in a consistent and automated fashion. Performance can vary depending on the infrastructure provided as well as the migration strategy being used incremental or non-incremental. Non-incremental averages ~50-150 GB/Hr per thread for the rehydration phase with slightly higher rates when low file counts and larger files are involved. Incremental staging is most effective with large file system or NDMP backups and can provide effective staging rates of up to ~500 GB/Hr using a single staging thread. Multiple staging servers each with multiple staging threads can be used concurrently to increase aggregate throughput. The tape backup phase will perform at the applications normal rate for a file system backup.

ADMe Features:

  • Single point of management
  • No dependency on Avamar when recovering from tape or cloud (except Oracle or PAX file archives)
  • Seamless support for various staging platform OS types
  • Supports migration of backups to public or private cloud storage
  • Results in a fully catalogued tape backup
  • File level recovery directly from tape or cloud
  • Support for any number of staging servers with concurrent migration threads
  • All Avamar system types supported including VDP/VDPA
  • Easy to use menu driven UI
  • Automated tape backup initiation and monitoring for most major tape backup applications
  • Structured email notifications, event and job logs capture status of all significant migration activity       
  • Support for incremental and non-incremental migration strategies
  • Support for most Avamar Plug-In types                                 
  • Wide range of filters for backup selection

ADMe related KB Articles

1. How to upgrade to a new ADMe version

2. How to use the various selection criteria available

3. How to include & exclude files from a backup being staged

4. How to remove staged data from a Windows file system

5. How to setup Mail notifications if not being received

6. How to handle Windows re-parse points

7. Note selecting any backups on 1st of the month

8. Job policy is not going active

9. How to obtain an ADMe grab file for problem diagnosis

ALERTWhen Celerra/VNX based NDMP is involved please refer to ETA 495263


Avamar Data Migration Enabler (MR-7WN-AVADMET)

LATEST DOWNLOADS: contain accumulated patches available below on this page.

Refer to file names:     adme-tar-19.12.tar           (REPOST: ADMe Core + tools June 14, 2019)

                                        adme-1.0.52.war               (Mandatory ADMe Web-UI update - HOTFIX 310397)


Both ADMe .tar and .war files must be updated by transferring both files to /atoadmin.

Rename the adme.war file to adme-1.0.52.war and issue the normal adme -upgrade command.

All previous versions of the .war file are no longer supported and will not work going forward.

DOWNLOADS (usually back rev'd):   for downloads of ADMe software and documentation.

1. ADMe User Guide (Updated May 28, 2018)

2. Korn Shell         (Required with SuSE & Gen-4 h/w Updated September 2, 2011)

3. Mailx Utility      (Required with SuSE & Gen-4 h/w Updated March 15,2013)


4. ADMe Compatibility Matrix        (March 15, 2019)

5. ADMe Overview Presentation       (May 2, 2019)

6. Planning Questionnaire           (Sept 25, 2019)

7. ADMe Questions & Answers         (May 19, 2016)

8. Avamar LTR Comparison Chart      (May 5, 2016)