Complete the File Servers Guided Setup for CIFS Shares of Azure NetApp Files

The file server guided setup guides you through adding a file server and creating a server plan to back up CIFS shares of Azure NetApp Files.

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 for 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 Add File server page of the configuration wizard appears.

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

Server Configuration

If you do not have an access node configured already, you can create a file server which will be used as access node for the Azure NetApp Files client. When you add a file server, a backup set, and a default subclient are automatically created.

  1. In the Name box, specify a name, and select the Add new server option or select an existing server.

  2. In the Host name box, enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the access node.

    You can enter more than one host name.

  3. In the User name and Password boxes, enter the credentials for an administrator account that has access to the access node.

    The administrator must have the permissions to perform backups and restores.

  4. For OS Type, select Windows.

  5. To restart the access node, move the Reboot if required toggle key to the right.

  6. Click Next.

Create a Server Plan

  1. In the Plan section, move the Configure plan toggle key to the right and select the server plan to use for the access node.

    To create a server plan, click + and specify the following in the Create server backup plan window.

    • In the Plan name, enter a name for the server plan.

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

    • In the Retention rules section, select the retention plan based on the amount of time to retain the backups.

  2. Click Next.

Backup Content

  1. In the Backup Content section, move the Define your own backup content toggle key to the right to specify the content you want to back up.

    By default, all content is backed up.

  2. To exclude folders or files from the backup, in the Exclusions section, add the content to exclude.

  3. From the Include global exclusions list, select one of the following:

    • Off: Disables global exclusions for the subclient.

    • On: Enables global exclusions for the subclient.

    • Use cell level policy: Inherits exclusions depending on the settings at the CommCell Console, company, or client group level.

  4. To include the system state in all backups, select the Back up system state check box.

  5. Click Add.