In the Storage Manager, you can configure and manage the external storage devices.
A storage device medium is used to provide available space for data storage for the appliance.
You will be able to choose from a pool of storage devices which data (archive container or backups), to which type of storage device should be saved.
At this time, local disc Storages, usb devices, as well as CIFS, NFS and iSCSI shares are supported.
This provides the following possibilities:
NTFS Filesystem is supported for local- and iSCSI Devices.
Using the gpt partitioning format makes iSCSI and Local Devices with more than 4 TB size accessible.
It is not recommended using CIFS Protocol anymore, as Storage Types like NFS or iSCSI are much more reliable and secure.
NFS Shares do not need user authentication, as the share access is managed via the IP address.
In case the nfs storage needs user authentication, the "incoming" user must be mapped to a configured user with access rights to the share.
In some NAS Storages, the SQUASH Settings can be used to accomplish this, so the "incoming" user receives for example the admin rights to the share.
Keep in mind, that the configured permissions also have to include subfolders.
SNMP Monitoring will not work, if Local Disc storages are formatted with ntfs.
The following steps are required to Add a storage:
Multiple local Devices will get a number at the end of the name if added simultaniously.
Further devices will be shown, after a format of the current device and a new rescan for local devices.
The following steps are required to extend a local disc or iSCSI storage:
The following steps are required to Unmount a storage:
The following steps are required to Remove a storage: