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Creating a storage

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 2 TB of data. If you plan to create multiple storage, the combined size of all storage cannot exceed 2 TB.
    • The database folder must be 5% of the data that will be stored in the storage.

Step 1: Create the folders required for the storage

To create the folders

  1. Log on to the inSync server.
  2. Create the folders that will be used as data folder, the database folder, and the database log folder respectively.
  3. Make sure that you excluded these folders from an antivirus scan.
  4. If the inSync server is on a Linux system,run the following command on the data folder, the database folder, and the database log folders.
    $ sudo chown insyncserver:insyncserver <folder>

Step 2: Create the storage

To create a storage

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

Fields in the storage creation wizard

General Information

The following table describes the field in the General Information page of the wizard. 

Field Description
Storage name Specify a name for the storage. 

Data Volume

The following table describes the field in the Data Volume page of the wizard.

Field Description
Data folder Enter the path to the data folder for the first data volume.
Size Specify the size of data the storage can accomodate.
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

The following table describes the field in the Performance page of the wizard.

Field Description
Database folder

Enter the path to the database folder for the storage.

Database log folder Enter the path to the database log folder for the storage.
Max. parallel connections

Enter the number of parallel connections to the storage. It indicates the upper limit for parallel backup or restore operations that can be performed by the particular 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. 

Compaction Schedule

The following table describes the field in the Storage Compaction Schedule page of the wizard.

Field Description
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.

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