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 the network 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 Hybrid File Store server (MediaAgent) 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 Hybrid File Store 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. Under Protocols area, click NFS or SMB depending on the protocol that you plan to use.

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

      The File Server list includes Linux or Windows MediaAgents depending on the protocol that you select. For example, if you selected the NFS protocol, the File Server list includes only the Linux MediaAgents.

    3. For NFS protocol, 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, enter 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.

    4. For NFS protocol, 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, enter the user ID the software uses for squashing.

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

  5. Click OK.

Results

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 Hybrid File Store share that has the same name as the backup set. Use this subclient to manage the Hybrid File Store share.

  • An Hybrid File Store 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

After the Hybrid File Store share is successfully created, send the share details to the end users so that they can access it.