Adding an Hybrid File Store Share

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Add a Hybrid File Store client for each Hybrid File Store share from the CommCell Console.

When you add a client, the software creates an Hybrid File Store share.

When you add a client, you can grant access to the share to NFS clients.

Review squashing options for the Hybrid File Store share. For more information, see Squashing Options.

Before You Begin

  1. Create a user that you will associate with the client. the user name created will be the name of the Hybrid File Store.

    For more information see Creating a User.

  2. Determine the versioning options.

    For information, see Hybrid File Store Versioning Rules.

  3. Make sure that you have the following CommCell Console information:

    • The NFS server's (Linux MediaAgent) client name

    • The Index Server client name

    • The storage policy name

  4. Make sure that you have the following information:

    • The IP addresses, or the host names of the clients that can access the NFS share.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click Client Computers, point to New Client > File System, and then click Hybrid File Store.

    The Create Hybrid File Store dialog box appears.

  2. On the Associate Users and Groups tab, select the user to associate with the Hybrid File Store, and then click Add.

  3. On the Storage Device tab, specify the storage policy information.

    1. From the Storage Policy list, select the storage policy.

    2. From the Index Server list, select the Index Server that is configured for Hybrid File Store.

  4. On the Server tab, specify the share details:

    1. To allow versioning on the NFS share, select the Enable Versions check box. Enable versions is applicable only for NFSV4.

      Note: If NFSV3 clients need access to the share, then do not select the Enable Versions check box.

    2. Under Protocols area, click NFSV4 or NFSV3 depending on your requirement.

    3. From the File Server list, select the server.

    4. On the Allowed network clients tab, specify the users to associate with the Hybrid File Store:

      • To make this share accessible by any client, select All Clients.

      • To allow specific clients access to the share, select Custom. Then, in the box, type the IP addresses or host names of all clients that can access the Hybrid File Store share, and then click Add.

        Separate the IP address or host names with a ",".

        The clients do not need to be configured in CommCell Console.

      • To remove client access to the share, in the Allowed network clients box, select the clients, and then click Delete.

    5. On the Advanced Options tab, under Squashing Options, select the squashing options:

      1. From the Squashing Type list, select the squashing type.

      2. In the Anonymous UID box, type the user ID the software uses for squashing.

      3. In the Anonymous GID box, type the group ID the software uses for squashing.

  5. Click OK.

Result

An Hybrid File Store client is created that contains the following entities:

  • The client name is the user name that you associated with the Hybrid File Store.

  • A default backup set

  • A backup set that has the same name as the user name that you associated with the client

    This backup set contains a subclient for the NFS share that has the same name as the backup set. Use this subclient to manage the NFS share.

  • An NFS share creation operation starts and the share is ready for use. You can check the status of the share if you go to right click the Hybrid File Store > All Tasks > Status.

What to Do Next

Once the NFS share is successfully created, send the NFS share details to the end-users so that they can access it.