To get started, you must review the Amazon FSx for Windows File Server features.
Step 1: Obtain Your User Credentials to Access the Command Center
Obtain the following information from your administrator:
The Command Center URL
Your Command Center user credentials
If the Command Center is not set up in your CommCell environment, contact your administrator to deploy the Command Center. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.
Step 2: Log On to the Command Center
Accessing the Command Center by using the URL and user account credentials that you obtained from the administrator.
Step 3: Complete the File Server Application Setup Wizard
Configure the File Server application by completing the Setup Wizard for the Servers Application.
Step 4: Add the MediaAgent
To install the MediaAgent in the command center, see Adding a MediaAgent.
Step 5: Install the Windows File System Agent
Install the Windows File System Agent on EC2 instance or on the on-premise computer from where you can access the SMB shares.
Step 6: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore
A default backup set, which contains a default subclient, is automatically created when you set up the File Server application. The default backup set is designed to protect all of the data on the client computer.
Create a subclient for the local client computer and add the SMB share as a UNC path to the subclient content. For more information, see Creating a File System Subclient.
You can also create a network share client and add the SMB share as a UNC path to the subclient content. For more information, see Adding a Network Share to Back Up and Creating a User-Defined Subclient for Network Share.