Add a NAS File Server

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Add the NAS file server that you want to back up.

You can back up both Common Internet File System (CIFS) shares and Network File System (NFS) exports. If you want to use IntelliSnap to back up the file server, add a storage array when you add the file server.

Before You Begin

By default, the MediaAgents that are associated with the storage that is specified in the server plan are used as the access nodes. MediaAgents have permissions to mount and access the NAS file server. If this condition can't be met, then you can specify different access nodes.

If you use the storage MediaAgents as the access nodes, then verify that your environment meets the following requirements:

  • You must specify at least 1 MediaAgent for the server plan:

    • For CIFS, specify a Windows MediaAgent.

    • For NFS, specify a Linux MediaAgent.

  • There is connectivity between the file server and the MediaAgents.

  • For UNIX systems, if there is a firewall between the MediaAgent and the file server, then verify that your environment meets the following requirements:

    • The Commvault Communications Service (CVD) port and the tunnel port must be open bidirectionally. The tunnel port is the CVD port plus 3. For example, if the CVD port is 8400, then the tunnel port is 8403. If the CVD port is not open, then client creation or protocol addition fail.

    • If there are traffic-pattern rules in third-party firewalls, you must turn these rules off. If you don't turn those rules off, the connectivity check between the file server and the storage MediaAgent fails.

Streaming backups, regular backups, and backup copy operations use the primary copy in the storage MediaAgents. Snapshot backups use the MediaAgent of the snapshot copy of the server plan.

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 page appears.

  3. Click NAS.

    The Add NAS server dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter a name for the file server.

  5. In the Host name box, enter the fully qualified host name of the file server.

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

  7. Under Choose backup method, specify how you want to back up the file server:

Setting

Steps

Array

If you want to use IntelliSnap to back up the file server, add a storage array.

  1. Under Network share configuration, beside Array, click Add.

    The Add array dialog box appears.

  2. From the Select vendor list, select the array vendor.

  3. In the Array name box, enter the storage array name.

  4. Enter the user name and password for the array.

  5. To confirm that the system can connect to the array, click Preview.

  6. Click OK.

CIFS

  1. Move the CIFS toggle key to the right.

  2. To specify the access nodes to use for the file server, from the Access Nodes list, select the access nodes.

    By default, the MediaAgents that are associated with the storage that is specified in the server plan are used as the access nodes.

  3. Beside CIFS credentials, click Edit, and then specify the credentials to use.

  4. To back up only some content, beside Backup content, click Edit, and then specify the content to back up.

    By default, all content is backed up.

NFS

  1. Move the NFS toggle key to the right.

  2. To specify the access nodes to use for the file server, from the Access Nodes list, select the access nodes.

    By default, the MediaAgents that are associated with the storage that is specified in the server plan are used as the access nodes.

  3. To back up only some content, beside Backup content, click Edit, and then specify the content to back up.

    By default, all content is backed up.

  1. Click Save.

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