Adding a NAS Dell EMC Isilon/PowerScale server for CIFS Shares

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You can add a NAS Dell EMC Isilon/PowerScale server for backups of CIFS exports.

Before You Begin

CIFS shares require the following privileges to run Changelist backups.

Name

Access

Platform API

Read-only

Job Engine

Read/write

Snapshot

Read/write

Auth

Read-only

SMB

Read-only

Procedure

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

    The File servers page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add server.

    The Add Server dialog box appears.

  3. Click NAS.

    The Add NAS server dialog box appears.

  4. In the Server name box, enter the name of the Dell EMC Isilon/PowerScale server.

  5. In the Host name box, enter the fully qualified host name of the Dell EMC Isilon/PowerScale server.

  6. From the Select vendor list, select Dell EMC Isilon.

  7. From the Plan list, select a server plan.

  8. Move the CIFS toggle key to the right.

  9. For Access nodes, click Add.

    The Add access node dialog box appears.

  10. Select the access nodes groups and access nodes to use for the Dell EMC Isilon/PowerScale server.

    Access nodes are computers that have the Commvault Windows file system software installed.

  11. Click OK.

  12. In the Impersonate user area, click Edit.

    The Impersonate user dialog box appears.

  13. Enter the credentials to access the Dell EMC Isilon/PowerScale server, or used saved credentials.

  14. Click OK.

  15. For Content, specify the content to back up:

  • To back up all the CIFS shares, leave the default value.

  • To customize the content that is backed up, do the following:

    1. Click Edit.

      The Add/edit content dialog box appears.

    2. On the Content tab, specify the content to back up.

      • To enter paths to items you want to include in backups, in the Enter custom path field, enter a path, and then click the add button.

      • To select items from a file system view of the server, click Browse, and then select the check boxes for the items that you want to include in backups.

      • To use a saved user credentials to access the file system, click Impersonate user, and then select the credential to use.

    3. To add filters to exclude items from backups, in the Exclusions tab, do the following:

      • To enter paths to items you want to exclude from backups, in the Enter custom path field, enter a filter pattern, and then click the add button.

      • To select items from a file system view of the server, click Browse, and then select the check boxes for the items that you want to exclude from backups.

      • To configure how global exceptions are applied to the subclient, from the Include global exception filters list, select one of the following:

      • Use cell level policy (default): Enables or disables the global exceptions for the subclient depending on whether the Use global filters on all subclients option is enabled for the environment.

      • On: Enables the global exceptions for the subclient.

      • Off: Disables the global exceptions for the subclient.

    4. To configure exceptions to the exclusion filters, in the Exceptions tab, do the following:

      • To enter paths to items you want to except from the backup filters (exclusions), in the Enter custom path field, enter a filter pattern, and then click the add button.

      • To select items from a file system view of the server, click Browse, and then select the check boxes for the items that you want to except from the backup filters (exclusions).

    5. Click Save.

  1. Click Save.