Creating a 3DFS Share


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You can export the backup data as an NFS or SMB share.


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

    The File servers page appears.

  2. Click the file server.

    The file server page appears.

  3. In the row for the share, click the action button , and then click Add 3DFS share.

    The Add network share page appears.

    Note: You can also add a 3DFS network share from the 3DFS network shares tab. The 3DFS network shares tab appears if shares are already configured for the file server.

  4. Complete the following steps:

    1. Share name: Enter a name for the 3DFS share.

    2. Protocol: Select the file sharing protocol.

    3. Network storage server: Select the MediaAgent to use as the indexing server.

    4. Backup set: Select the backup set to add the 3DFS share to.

    5. Optional: Subclient: Select the subclient to add the 3DFS share to.

  5. Click Restore time, and then select the backup to use:

    • Latest backup: Creates a read-only 3DFS share with the most recent backup data.

      For more information about read-only 3DFS shares, see 3DFS Refresh on Backup.

    • Point in time: Creates a 3DFS share that reflects the data before the specified time.

  6. For Linux MediaAgents, click Network client selection, and then enter the following information:

    • All clients: Allows all network clients to access the share.

    • Custom clients: Allows specific network clients to access the share. Enter the host name or the IP address of the network client.

      You can also specify a subnet mask in CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) notation. For example, to give network share access to all network clients that have IP addresses in subnet, enter

  7. Click Additional options, and then enter the following information:

    1. Copy name: Select the copy from which the data must be accessed.

      If you select Default copy, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy, and automatically selects a different copy if the primary copy is not found.

    2. Include deleted items: Includes the deleted files in the network share.

    3. Enable ACL: Enables ACLs on 3DFS network share.

  8. Click Add.