The file server guided setup guides you through creating a server plan and adding the file server for the Nutanix files exported to CIFS.
Go to the File Server Guided Setup
From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup.
The Welcome page appears.
On the Protect tab, click the File server tile.
The File server setup page appears.
If you already completed the guided setup, the File servers page appears.
Create a Server Plan That You Can Use for Nutanix Files Exported to CIFS
If you already have a server plan that you can use, you can skip this step.
Choose whether to create a new plan or use a base plan.
In Plan name, enter a name for the server plan.
Click Add copy.
The Add copy dialog box appears.
In Name, enter a name for the backup destination.
From the Storage list, select the storage to use for the backups.
If you selected storage that uses Distributed Storage, the Optimize for instant clone toggle key appears. By default, this setting is turned on to allow the associated Distributed Storage to optimize backups for clones, using Copy Data Management. To turn off the setting, move the Optimize for instant clone toggle key to the left.
The setting does not apply to HyperScale solutions that use Distributed Storage.
You can use the MRR cool storage class (Metallic Recover Reserve) for creating secondary copies, but not for creating primary copies.
To specify the start time for backups on a specific date and later, move the Backups On and After toggle key to the right.
For Retention rules, enter the amount of time to retain the backups.
To specify additional backups, such as weekly full backups, move the Extended retention rules toggle key to the right, and then add rules.
To add additional regions to the backup destination, move the Multi-region toggle key to the right, and then select the regions.
You can also add more regions and associate the storage copy to the region.
For Backup frequency, click Add.
The Add backup frequency dialog box appears.
From the Backup type list, select the backup type, and from the for list, select All agents or Databases.
Specify the frequency of the backup.
To specify the client time zone or to add exceptions, move the Advanced toggle key to the right.
From the time zone list, select the time zone according to which the backups must run.
To add exceptions when backups must not run, click Exceptions and add exceptions for any day or week of a month.
These exceptions will repeat every month.
For Backup window (if incremental and differential backups are supported for the workload), specify when you want incremental and differential backups to run.
For Full backup window, specify when you want full backups to run.
Folders to back up
To back up only some content, in Content to back up, enter the content to back up.
By default, all content is backed up.
To exclude folders or files from the backup, in Exclude - files/folders/patterns, enter the content to exclude.
Specify whether to include the system state in backups:
To include the system state in all backups, move the Back up system state toggle key to the right.
To include the system state only in full backups, select the Back up system state check box and the Only with full backup check box.
To use Windows Server's VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to back up the system state, select the Use VSS for system state check box.
Under Snapshot options, do the following:
Specify how to retain snapshots:
To specify a number of jobs to retain on a snapshot copy, select Number of snap recovery points, and then enter the number of jobs to retain.
To specify a retention period, select Retention period, and then enter the amount of time to retain the jobs.
If you don't want to create backup copies, move the Enable backup copy toggle key to the left to turn it off.
For Backup copy frequency, enter how often to run backup copy jobs.
Under Database options, do the following:
For Log backup RPO, enter how often to run log backups.
To automatically back up the database logs to the MediaAgent cache, do the following:
Move the Use disk cache for log backups toggle key to the right.
For Commit, enter how often to commit the logs to the CommServe computer.
Disk caching of database logs applies to the following: Informix, Microsoft SQL Server on Windows, Oracle, Oracle RAC, and SAP HANA.
Add the File Server
When you add a file server, a backup set, and a default subclient are automatically created.
On the Add file servers page, click Add server.
In the Name box, enter a name for the file server.
In the Host name box, enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the access node.
You can enter more than one host name.
In the User name and Password boxes, enter the credentials for an administrator account that has access to the access node.
The administrator must have the permissions for performing backups and restores.
For OS Type, select Windows.
To restart the access node, move the Reboot if required toggle key to the right.
In the Backup configuration section, from the Plan Optional list, select the server plan to use for the access node, and then specify which content you want to back up.
To finish, choose one of the following options:
To perform an immediate backup of the client computer (without requiring confirmation), click Back up Now.
The Job details page appears and displays job status information.
To go to the File Server Dashboard page without performing a backup, click Do it later.