Add the Access Nodes for Qumulo File Storage

Add the Qumulo File Storage access nodes.

Before You Begin

  • You need the following information:

    • Host name

    • User name and password

    • OS type

  • Ensure that your access node meets hardware specifications to back up the NFS exports. For more information, see Hardware Specifications for Access Nodes.

Start the Configuration Wizard

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The Overview page appears.

  2. Go to the File servers tab and, in the upper-right area of the page, click Add server.

    The Configure file server page appears.

  3. Select File server as the server type and click Next.

    The Add File Server page appears.

Access Node Configuration

  1. In the Server configuration section, enter the following information:

    • Name: Enter a name for the access node.

    • Host name: Enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the access node.

      You can enter more than one host name at a time.

    • Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the access node.

      The administrator must have the permissions for performing a backup and restore operation.

    • OS Type: To select the operating system type of the file server, click the appropriate operating system.

      For CIFS shares, slect Windows.

      For NFS shares, select Unix and Linux.

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

  2. Click Next.

    The Plan page appears.


  1. Click the Add button to create a server plan.

  2. On the Create server backup plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules.

    For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

    You can skip this step if you created a server plan already.

  3. Click Next.

    The Backup Content page appears.

Backup Content

  1. To specify the content to be backed up, enable the Define your own backup content slider.

  2. Click Add to select or exclude the content to be backed up.

  3. To finish, click Add.