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Add a NAS device

Provides the steps to follow to add a NAS device.
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The next step in configuring a NAS share for backups is adding the NAS device and mapping it to a NAS proxy. This article guides you through adding a NAS device in the Phoenix Management Console and mapping it to a NAS proxy.



  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. The Get Started page is displayed if no NAS devices have been added so far. In the Get Started page, under Add a NAS device, click Add NAS device.

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    If NAS devices have already been configured, the Get Started page is not available. To add additional NAS devices, in the navigation pane on the left, click All Devices, and then click Add Device.

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  3. In the Add Device page, enter the following details:

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Field Description

IP or Fully Qualified Domain Name(FQDN) of the NAS device.

Note: You can edit the IP/FQDN of the NAS device using the Edit Device option.

  • Select existing device credentials or click New Credentials, to add new credentials.
  • Select Use device credentials for auto-discovered shares to assign NAS device credentials to automatically discovered shares. If this option is selected, device credentials will be used to back up and restore shares. 

If you choose to create new credentials, enter the following details in the New Credentials dialog box:

  • Label: A unique label that identifies the credential

  • Username: Enter the device credential username in the Domain\username format for Windows, and in the NASUserName format for Linux. NASUsername is an account with appropriate access rights.

  • Password: Enter the password for the device credential

  • Confirm Password: Re-enter the password for the device credential


  • Phoenix validates these credentials when you add shares under the NAS device on the Phoenix Management Console.These credentials are required only for protecting SMB shares.
  • If one user account does not have all required permissions over all folders in an SMB share hierarchy on NetApp, see Least privileges to protect SMB shares on NetApp for the least privileges that need to be assigned to the account for successful backups and restores.
Display Name NAS device name that will appear on the Phoenix Management Console.
NAS Proxy Mapping Map this device to registered NAS proxies. If your NAS device has SMB and NFS shares, ensure that you map it to a Windows and Linux proxy.
  1. In the Add Device page, click Save.


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