Complete the File Server Guided Setup for Nutanix Files Exported to NFS

The file server guided setup guides you through creating a server plan and adding the file server for the Nutanix files exported to NFS.

Before You Begin

You must have the following information about the access node:

  • The access node name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the access node

Go to the File Server Guided Setup

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup.

    The Welcome page appears.

  2. On the Protect tab, click the File server tile.

    The File server setup page appears.

    If you already completed the guided setup, the File servers page appears.

Create a Server Plan That You Can Use for Nutanix Files Exported to NFS

If you already have a server plan that you can use, you can skip this step.

  • On the Create server backup plan page, click Create a new plan, and then specify the settings for a server plan that you can use for the file server.



Plan name

  1. Enter a name for the server plan.

  2. Click Next.

Backup destinations

  1. Click Add.

    The Add backup destination dialog box appears.

  2. In Name, enter a name for the backup destination.

  3. From the Storage list, select the storage to use for the backups.

    If you selected storage that uses Distributed Storages, the Optimize for instant clone toggle key appears.

    By default, this setting is turned on to allow the associated Distributed Storage to optimize backups for clones, using Copy Data Management. To turn off the setting, move the Optimize for instant clone toggle key to the left.

    The setting does not apply to Hyperscale solutions that use Distributed Storage.

  4. For Retention period, enter the amount of time to retain the backups.

  5. To specify additional backups, such as weekly full backups, move the Extended retention rules toggle key to the right, and then add rules.

  6. Click Save.

Snapshot options

  1. Specify how to retain snapshots:

    • To specify a number of jobs to retain on a snapshot copy, select Number of snap recovery points, and then enter the number of jobs to retain.

    • To specify a retention period, select Retention period, and then enter the amount of time to retain the jobs.

  2. If you don't want to create backup copies, move the Enable backup copy toggle key to the left to turn it off.

  3. For Backup copy frequency, enter how often to run backup copy jobs.