Before you begin
Before you create the object store, ensure the following:
- The inSync Storage Node where you want to create the storage is up and running.
- You have administrator or root privileges on the inSync Storage Node.
- You created the Database folder and the Database log folders. Ensure, you can access these folders through the inSync Storage Node.
- (Linux) On the storage folders, you set the user insyncserver as the owner, and assigned the group insynserver to this user.
If the service related permissions change, run the following command:
$ sudo chown insyncserver:insyncserver <storage folder>
- The Swift object store and KeyStone authentication system is set up and you have the required information such as IP address, port, access key, and pass key.
To create an object store
- On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click Manage > Storage List.
- Under the Storage List tab, click Create New Storage.
- Provide the appropriate information on the wizard pages. For more information, see Fields on the storage creation wizard.
- Click Finish.
Fields on the storage creation wizard
Step 1 of 4: General Information
The following table lists the fields on the General Information page of the wizard.
|Storage name||Type a name for the storage.|
|Storage node||Click the inSync Storage Node where you want to create the object store.|
|Storage type||Click the type of file store that you want to create. You can create a primary storage or a secondary storage. For more information, see Ensure High Availability of a storage.|
Step 2 of 4: Data Storage Details
The following table lists the fields on the Data Storage Details page of the wizard.
|Where do you want to store data?||Click Object Store.|
|Object store IP/FQDN||Type the IP address or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the object store.|
|Port||Type the port to connect to the object store. The default value is 8080.|
|Use secure connection (HTTPS)||Select this check box to enable secure connection to the object store.|
|Access key||Type the access key for Keystone.|
|Secret key||Type the secret key for Keystone.|
|Size||Type the data size that the storage can accommodate.|
|Storage consumption alert threshold||Type the value that must trigger a low disk space alert. For example, if the size of the storage is 10 TB and the storage consumption alert threshold is 80%, an alert is triggered when 8 TB of storage is consumed.|
Step 3 of 4: Performance
The following table lists the fields on the Performance page of the wizard.
|Database folder|| |
Type the path to the database folder for the storage.
|Database log folder||Type the path to the database log folder for the storage.|
|Max. parallel connections||Type the maximum number of parallel connections to the storage. You can set this field to a maximum value of 500.|
Step 4 of 4: Storage Compaction Schedule
The following table lists the fields on the Storage Compaction Schedule page of the wizard.
|Compact daily at||Click the start time and then type the duration for daily compaction.|
|Compact weekly on||Click the scheduled day for weekly compaction of the file store.|
|Compact weekly at||Click the start time and then type the duration for weekly compaction.|