Adding a Qumulo File Storage File Server for CIFS

Add the Qumulo file server for CIFS.

Before You Begin

Ensure that your access node meets hardware specifications to back up the CIFS shares. 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.

  3. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add server.

    The Configure File Server page appears.

  4. Select Qumulo file storage as the server type and click Next.

    The Add Qumulo File Storage dialog box appears.

  5. In the Name box, enter a name for the server.

  6. In the Qumulo cluster box, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the host.

  7. For Qumulo account, enter credentials or use saved credentials—for a local Qumulo cluster user.

    For permissions that the Qumulo cluster user must have, see Permissions for Qumulo File Storage.

  8. Click Next.

    The Plan page of the configuration wizard appears.


  1. From the Plan list, select the server plan to use for the server.

  2. If you have not created a plan, click the Add button to create one.

    • 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.

  3. Click Next.

    The Backup method page of the configuration wizard appears.

Backup Method

  1. Move the CIFS toggle key to the right.

  2. From the Access nodes list, select the access nodes to use for the server.


    All the access nodes that you select must have the same feature release.

  3. To specify the credentials that are used to access the data, for CIFS credentials, click the Edit button, and then enter the credentials.

Backup Content

  1. To modify the content that is backed up by the default subclient, for Backup Content, click Edit, and then select the content.


    The path name is case sensitive. You can perform a browse operation to select content.

    By default, the default subclient backs up all the content.

    You can use wildcards to define the subclient content, exclusions, and exceptions. For more information, see Wildcards for Windows File System Subclients.

    For more information about customizing the backup content, see Customizing the Backup Content for a Server.

  2. Click Add.

When you add a file server, a default subclient is automatically created. You can create more subclients for data that has different backup requirements. For more information, see Adding a CIFS Subclient for a Qumulo File Server.