V11 SP8
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Creating an NFS ObjectStore Point-in-Time Share

Create a read-only share of the specified NFS ObjectStore share that reflects the data before the specified time.

The point-in-time share is a read-only share that users can mount in addition to the share that it was created from. For example, if the original NFS share is /userTest and the point-in-time version is /userTest-4313228400, then users can mount both.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > File System > nfs_objectstore_backup_set.
  2. Right-click the subclient, and then click Manage Point in Time Views.

    The Point in Time Views dialog box appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The Create Point in Time dialog box appears.

  4. In the Restore Time boxes, specify the data and time to use for the point-in-time NFS ObjectStore share.
  5. Add the clients that can access to the share. On the NFS Clients tab, in the box, type the IP address of a client that can access the NFS ObjectStore share, and then click Add.

    The clients are any NFS clients that support NFSv4, and do not need to be configured in CommCell Console.

    To make this share accessible to any client, use 0.0.0.0 for IPv4 and :: for IPv6 as the client IP address.

  6. Add the UNIX users and groups that can access the share. On the UNIX IDs tab, specify the UNIX user IDs and the UNIX group IDs that can access the NFS share.
    • To add UNIX users, in the User ID area, type the UNIX user ID that can access the NFS ObjectStore share, and then click Add.
    • To add UNIX group, in the Group ID area, type the UNIX group ID that can access the NFS ObjectStore share, and then click Add. Use this option when you want a set of UNIX users that share clients and are all in the same UNIX group access to the NFS ObjectStore.

    Repeat the preceding steps for all users and groups that can access the point-in-time NFS ObjectStore share.

  7. Click OK.

Result

The software creates a point-in-time NFS ObjectStore share that has the same name as the share, followed by the point-in-time date in UNIX time format. For example, if the original share is named "/example" and the point-in-time is 4/21/17 at 7:34:28 PM, then the  point-in-time NFS ObjectStore share name is "/example-1492803268".

The point-in-time share is a read-only share that users with access to the share can mount in addition to the share that is was created from.