Adding File Servers

Updated

File Discovery, Archiving, and Migrating Data to Cloud is deprecated in this version. For more information about the Obsolescence Policy, see End-of-Life, Deprecated, and Extended Support - Obsolescence Policy.

Effective Release

11.21 (Version 11, Feature Release 21)

Replacement

Instead of the File discovery feature, you can use the File Storage Optimization feature.

To archive your data using the Command Center, you can use Archiving Solutions Using the Command Center.

You can add file servers to your Archiving solution to manage and back up specific files.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Archiving.

    The Archiving page appears.

  2. In the upper-right, click Add file server. To add existing Windows shares, NFS shares, or Network Shares, click Add existing and select a file server from the Existing file server list.

    The Add file servers dialog box appears.

  3. In the Index engine box, select or type the Index Server name. Make sure that you configure the Data Analytics role on your Index Server.

  4. In the Name box, type the server name.

  5. In the Description box, type your comments and notes.

  6. In the Folder paths box, click Add paths.

  7. On the Content tab, click Add paths and in the Enter multiple paths with new line as separator box, enter the content that you want to archive.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Optional: Exclude content from the backup. On the Exclusions tab, click Add paths and in the Enter multiple paths with new line as separator box, type the path which contains the files and folders to be excluded from the backup.

    Snapshot directories are excluded automatically from the analytics job.

  10. Optional: If you choose to exclude content, add exceptions to the exclusions. On the Exceptions tab, click Add paths and in the Enter multiple paths with new line as separator box, type the path which contains the files and folders to be added to the list.

  11. In the Username and Password boxes, type the user name and password credentials that is required to access the data on the file server.

  12. In the Select share access node, select the primary client computer that is required to perform the archive and recall operations. Make sure that the share access node has access to CIFS or NFS shares.

  13. Click Save.

  14. Optional: To run the file discovery job immediately, select the Run file discovery now check box.

  15. Optional: To schedule your file discovery job, select the Schedule file discovery check box and click Default Schedule.

    For more information, see Edit File Discovery Schedule Options.

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