Setup Wizard for the Archive Application

When you log on to the Command Center for the first time, a setup wizard guides you through the core setup required by the applications available in the Command Center. After you complete the core setup, complete the setup wizard specific to the Archive application.

The File System package and the MediaAgent package must be installed on your share access node.

Before You Begin

To complete the setup wizard for the archive application, you will need the following server information:

  • The file server name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • Type of share (CIFS or NFS)

  • Access node

  • Archiving rules

  • An archive plan


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup, and then click the Archiving tile.

  2. On the Create archive plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules.

    For more information, see Create An Archive Plan.

    You can skip this step if you created an archive plan already.

    • In the Plan name box, enter a name for the plan.
  3. In the Backup destinations section, click Add.

    The Add rule dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name column, click the storage you want to change.

    The Edit backup destination dialog box appears.

    1. In the Name box, enter a new name.

    2. From the Storage list, select the storage that you want to use.

    3. For Retention period, select a period of time to retain the data (or select Infinite), and then click Save.

  5. In the RPO section, specify how often and when you want to run archive operations.

    You can also specify other settings, such as which folders to archive, in the other sections.

  6. In the Archiving rules section, specify the criteria for the type of data to be archived:

    1. To archive files that have not been modified for a specific number of days, from the File timestamp list, select Last modified, and then type the number of days/months/years.

    2. To archive files that have not been accessed for a specific number of days, from the File timestamp list,select Last accessed, and then type the number of days/months/years.

    3. To archive files based on file size, in the File size Minimum file size box, type the file size in KB/GB/MB.

  7. Click Save.

    The Add file server page appears.

  8. In the Server configuration section, enter the following information:

    • File server: Click Create New to configure a new file server or click Add existing to add an existing file server.

    • Server Type: Select a server type.

    • Display Name: Enter a display name for the file server.

    • Host name: Enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the client computer.

      You can enter more than one host name at a time.

    • Vendor Type: Select CIFS or NFS share depending on your requirement.

    • Array credentials: Add array credentials.

    • File sharing protocol: Select CIFS or NFS share depending on your requirement.

    • Access nodes: Select the computer that will be used in the backup operations. Click New to add a new share access node.

    • Plan: Select the archive plan that you want to use. The rules specified in the plan are displayed.

    • Override archiving rules: This is an optional step. You can choose to override the archiving rules specified in the archive plan, and edit the rules as per your requirement.

    • Archive folder path: Type the path to the local computer or to the NFS/CIFS share.

  9. Click Save.