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

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

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 CIFS

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.

Settings

Steps

Plan name

  1. Fill in the following plan information:

    1. Choose whether to create a new plan or use a base plan.

    2. If you selected Create a new plan, in the Plan name, enter a name for the server plan.

    3. If you selected Use existing base plan, specify the plan name and select a base plan.

Backup destinations

  1. Click Add copy.

    The Add copy 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.

    You can use the MRR cool storage class (Metallic Recovery Reserve) for creating secondary copies, but not for creating primary copies.

  4. To specify the start time for backups on a specific date and later, move the Backups On and After toggle key to the right.

  5. For Retention rules, enter the amount of time to retain the backups.

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

  7. Click Save.

  8. To add additional regions to the backup destination, move the Multi-region toggle key to the right, and then select the regions.

    You can also add more regions and associate the storage copy to the region.

Snapshot options

  1. Under Snapshot options, do the following:

    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.

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