Configuring NAS Shares for the Cloud Appliance
Q-Cloud Protect is designed to be used as a replication target for on-site DXi appliances, on-site DXi appliances using OpenStorage (OST) optimized duplication, or Veritas NetBackup or BackupExec OST servers with DXi Accent enabled.
Q-Cloud Protect does not support use-cases for directly accessing data stored in NAS shares or VTL partitions from the cloud appliance. To access data stored in a share or partition from the cloud appliance, you must failback and recover the data at the source.
The NAS wizard provides guided assistance for configuring the Q-Cloud Protect appliance to present its storage as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) share. Although you cannot mount a NAS share from the cloud appliance, it is important to configure the cloud appliance to present its storage as a NAS share to then replicate data to it from source NAS shares.
Note: You cannot use the NAS wizard to edit existing shares. For more information about working with NAS shares, see Configure NAS.
- Display the Protocol page.
- Select the type of host to which the cloud appliance will present its storage as a NAS share:
- Windows (CIFS) - All hosts that will interact with the cloud appliance run Windows.
UNIX/Linux (NFS) - All hosts that will interact with the cloud appliance run UNIX or Linux.
- Both Windows & UNIX/Linux - Both types of hosts (Windows and UNIX/Linux) will interact with the cloud appliance.
- Click Next to display one of the following:
- If you selected Windows (CIFS) or both Windows & UNIX/Linux, the Windows Domain page displays.
- If you selected UNIX/Linux (NFS), the Add Share page displays.
- Display the Add Share page.
Under Add Share, enter the following information about the NAS share:
Enter the name of the NAS share.
(Optional) Enter a brief description of the share.
Select the check box to enable data deduplication.
You must enable deduplication for NAS shares on the cloud appliance. If you do not enable deduplication for these shares, the entire EBS volume storage capacity for metadata will be used up after only a few replications to the share.
Data deduplication is enabled by default. You cannot enable or disable data deduplication after the share is added.
Hide from network browsing
(Windows shares only) Select the check box to hide the share from network browsing. If selected, you cannot see the share when browsing the network.
(Available only if you selected the Both option in Step 2: Protocol)
Select the export protocol for the share:
- CIFS - Select the CIFS option to use the share on a Windows network.
- NFS - Select the NFS option to use the share on a UNIX or Linux network.
- Click Add.
- (Optional) To add additional shares, repeat Steps 1–2.
- Click Next to display the Confirm Settings page.
- Display the Confirm Settings page.
- Review the settings you selected to make sure they are correct.
- Do one of the following:
- If necessary, click Previous to return to a previous step to make changes.
- To make changes to a newly added NAS share:
- Select the share and click Delete to delete the share.
- Click Previous to return to the previous step and add a new share.
- After you have confirmed all settings, click Finish. The wizard configures the cloud appliance with the settings you selected.