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Creating a file store

Before you begin

Before creating the file store, make sure that:

  • The storage node on which you want to create the file store is up and running.
  • You have admin or root privileges on the storage node.
  • You created folders that will be used as the Data folder, Database folder, and Database log folder. 
  • (Linux) On the storage folders, you set the user "insyncserver" as the owner, and assign the group "insynserver" to this user. Use the chown command in the following format: 
    $ sudo chown insyncserver:insyncserver <folder>

Procedure

To create a file store

  1. On the inSync Admin Console menu bar, click Manage > Storage.
  2. Under the Storage List tab, click Create New Storage
  3. Enter relevant details on each step of the wizard. For information, see Fields in the storage creation wizard.
  4. Click Finish.

Fields in the storage creation wizard

This section contains a brief description of the fields that appear while creating a file store. 

General Information

This table describes the fields on the General Information page of the wizard. 

Field Description
Storage name Specify a name for the storage. 
Storage node Select the storage node on which you want to create the file store.
Storage type

Select the type of file store (primary or secondary) that you are creating.

Note: A secondary storage is created to ensure high availability of a primary storage. For more information, see Ensuring high availability of a storage.

Data Volume

This table describes the fields on the Data Volume page of the wizard.

Field Description
Storage type Select File Store.
Data folder Enter the path to the Data folder for the first data volume.
Size Specify the size of data the file store can accommodate.
Storage consumption alert threshold Specify the storage consumption threshold value. The storage consumption threshold value which when crossed, triggers a low disk space alert. For example, if the size of the storage is 10 TB and storage consumption alert threshold is 80%, an alert is triggered when 8 TB of storage is consumed. 

Performance

This table describes the fields on the Performance page of the wizard.

Field Description
Database folder

Enter the path to the Database folder for the file store. You can create Database on a SAN, DAS, or SSD drive. 

Database log folder Enter the path to the Database log folder for the file store. You can create Database log on a SAN or DAS drive.
Max. parallel connections

Enter the maximum number of parallel connections to the file store.

Note: You can set this field to a maximum value of 500. 

Storage Compaction Schedule

This table describes the fields on the Storage Compaction Schedule page of the wizard.

Field Description
Compact daily at Specify the start time and duration for daily compaction. 
Compact weekly on Specify the scheduled day for weekly compaction of the file store.
Compact weekly at Specify the start time and duration for weekly compaction.
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