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Getting Started for the Epic File System

Step 1: Before You Begin

Verify the System Requirements for the Windows File System Agent or UNIX File System Agent.

See the following sections to learn more about the capabilities and requirements of the Windows File System Agent:

See the following sections to learn more about the capabilities and requirements of the UNIX File System Agent:

Step 2: Install the File System Agent

You must install the file system agent on all servers that host the InterSystems Caché databases. Review each of the following topics to get started with the installation.

Windows

UNIX

Step 3: Install the MediaAgent

Install the MediaAgent. For more information, see Installing the MediaAgent.

Step 4: Select the Storage Engine

Select the storage array. For more information, see Selecting the Storage Engine.

Step 5: Prepare for the First Backup and Restore Operation

  1. Open the CommCell Console.
  2. Configure a storage device.
  3. Configure a Storage Policy for the backups.

    Best Practice: Set the storage policy data retention to 14 days.

  4. Create a Schedule policy to perform a full backup weekly.
  5. Best Practice: To make sure that the snapshot volume does not remain in the quiesced state for an extended period, set the nPreSnapTasksBeforeCreate to 1. To the client, add the additional setting as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on how to add additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Adding or Modifying Additional Settings from the CommCell Console.

    Property

    Value

    Name

    nPreSnapTasksBeforeCreate

    Category

    File System

    Type

    Integer

    Value

    1

Last modified: 3/7/2019 6:50:34 PM