Before you begin
Before creating a storage:
- Make sure you have admin or root privileges on the computer where inSync server is installed.
- Plan for the necessary space required to create the storage. Use the following guidelines:
- A storage can contain maximum 64 TB of data. If you plan to create multiple storage, the combined size of all storage cannot exceed 64 TB.
- A storage can have maximum 10 data volume.
- The database folder must be 5% of the data that will be stored in the storage. When calculating the size of the database folder, consider the size of the data volumes that you will create in the future and not just the first data volume you are creating.
Step 1: Create the folders required for the storage
To create the folders
- Log on to the inSync server.
- Create the folders that will be used as data folder for the data volume, database folder, and database log folder respectively.
- Make sure that you excluded these folders from an antivirus scan.
- If the inSync server is on a Linux system,run the following command on the data folder, database folder, and database log folders.
$ sudo chown insyncserver:insyncserver <folder>
Step 2: Create the storage
While creating a storage, you can add only the first data volume. Later on you can add more volumes to the storage.
To create a storage
- Open inSync Admin Console.
- On the menu bar, click Manage > Storage List.
- Click Create New Storage. The storage creation wizard appears.
- Enter the relevant details on each step of the wizard. For information, see Fields in the storage creation wizard.
- Click Finish.
Fields in the storage creation wizard
This section contains a brief description of the fields that appear when you create a storage.
The following table describes the field in the General Information page of the wizard.
|Storage name||Specify a name for the storage.|
Data Storage Details
The following table describes the field in the Data Storage Details page of the wizard.
|Data folder||Enter the path to the data folder for the first data volume.|
|Size||Specify the size of data the storage 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.|
The following table describes the field in the Performance page of the wizard.
|Database folder|| |
Enter the path to the database folder for the storage. You can create Database on a SAN, DAS, SSD drive.
|Database log folder||Enter the path to the database log folder for the storage. You can create Database log on a SAN or DAS drive.|
|Max. parallel connections|| |
Enter the number of parallel connections (for backup and restore) to the storage.
Note: By default, this value is set to 20. You can set this field to a maximum value of 500. As a best practice, set the value to 10% of the total number of users backing up their data to the storage.
The following table describes the field in the Storage Compaction Schedule page of the wizard.
|Compact daily at|| |
Enter the start time and duration for the daily storage compaction. The compaction stops at the time you specify even if it does not complete.
|Compact weekly on||Specify the scheduled day for weekly compaction of the storage.|
|Compact weekly at||Specify the start time and duration for weekly storage compaction.|