Adding an Additional File Server for Nutanix Files Exported to CIFS

You can add an additional file server for Nutanix Files that are exported to CIFS.

When you add a file server, a backup set, and a default subclient are automatically created.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The File servers page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add server.

    The Add server dialog box appears.

  3. Click Nutanix Files.

    The Add Nutanix Files dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter the file server name.

  5. From the Nutanix File server list, select the host.

  6. From the Plan list, select the server plan to use for the file server.

  7. Move the CIFS toggle key to the right.

  8. For Access nodes, select the Windows access nodes to use for backups of the file server.

    You can select a file server or a file server group (that contains Windows file servers).


    The access nodes that you select must have the same feature release.

  9. To use credentials when browsing the file server and performing backups, under Impersonate User, click Edit, and then enter the credentials to access the file server.

  10. For Backup content, click Edit, and then select the CIFS share.

  11. Click Save.

For information about customizing the backup content for a file server, see Customizing the Backup Content for a Server.