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Getting Started with Azure File Storage

Getting started with object storage for Azure File Storage includes verifying requirements, installing the software for your environment, and configuring the Azure File Storage in the Command Center. Then, you can test the backup and restore operations and configure data retention.

Step 1: Verify License Requirements, System Requirements, and Supported Features

Windows Systems

Linux Systems

Step 2: Install the File System Core, File System, and Cloud Apps Packages on the Windows or Linux Proxy Client

Windows Systems

  1. Prepare the Installation on Windows computers. See Planning a Client Installation on Windows Computers.
  2. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Windows File System Agent. See Preinstallation Checklist for the Windows File System Agent.
  3. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Cloud Apps on Windows computers. See Preinstallation Checklist for Cloud Apps on Windows.
  4. Choose the installation method that best suits your environment. See Installation Methods.

Linux Systems

  1. Prepare the Installation on Linux computers. See Planning a Client Installation on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers.
  2. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Linux File System Agent. See Preinstallation Checklist for the UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh File System Agent.
  3. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Cloud Apps on Linux computers. See Preinstallation Checklist for Cloud Apps on Linux.
  4. Choose the installation method that best suits your environment. See Installation Methods.

Step 3: Install the Commvault Package

If your backup administrator has not already installed the Commvault package, then you must install it.

For more information, see Installing the Commvault Package.

Step 4: Log On to the Command Center

Access the Command Center by using the URL that was displayed on the installation completion page, or that you received from your backup administrator.

Step 5: Configure Azure File Storage Service in the Command Center

  1. Create a server plan. See Creating a Server Backup Plan.
  2. Add an Azure File Storage repository. See Adding an Object Storage Repository.
  3. Add a content group to the object storage repository. See Adding a Content Group.
  4. Decide whether you want the following additional functionality:
    • You want to be notified of events that require attention.

      For more information, see  Alerts and Notifications - Overview.

    • You want to report on and analyze critical data about your CommCell operations.

Step 6: Run Your First Backup and Restore

Step 7: Configure Data Aging and Retention

Configure data retention and data aging. For more information, see Data Aging - Getting Started.

Last modified: 8/27/2020 9:31:11 PM