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Manage administrative groups for NAS shares

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Overview

An administrative group is a logical categorization of the NAS shares that share something in common. The administrative group allows you to organize your NAS shares for better management. To manage the shares under one group, you can assign a group administrator. It is mandatory that you create an administrative group and attach NAS shares to it. For NAS devices, you can group NAS shares assigned to the same organization under one administrative group. You can create multiple administrative groups based on your grouping criteria and add NAS shares to the groups. 

Add an administrative group

An administrative group is assigned to a NAS share when the first backup set is created for it.  A new administrative group for the NAS share can be created while creating a backup set for the share.

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. Click the drop-down next to All Organizations and then select the organization that has the NAS device.

  3. On the menu bar click Protect > NAS.

  4. In the device-specific navigation pane on the left, select the NAS device from the dropdown.

  5. On the NAS shares page, click the NAS share that needs to be backed up, and then click Create Backup Set.

  6. In the Create Backup Set dialog box, click New Administrative Group to create a new admin group.

    Create New Admin Group - Create Backup Set.png

  7. In the Create Administrative Group dialog box, enter the following details:

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    1. Name: The name of the administrative group.

    2. Description:The description for the administrative group.

  8. Click Save.  The administrative group created now appears on the Manage Administrative Groups page.

Note: You can also create an administrative group from the Manage Administrative Groups page.   For more details, see Create a new administrative group from Manage Administrative Groups

Change Admin Group

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. Click the drop-down next to All Organizations, and select the organization that has the NAS device.
  3. On the menu bar at the top, click Protect > NAS
  4. In the device-specific navigation pane on the left, select the NAS device from the dropdown.
  5. Change the administrative group from two locations:
    1. NAS share page
      In the NAS share details page, select the NAS share whose administrative group needs to be changed, click more options, and then click Change Admin Group.

      Change Admin Group - NAS share page.png
    2. NAS shares details page
      Click the NAS share whose administrative group needs to be changed. In the NAS shares details page, in the top right corner click more options, and then select Change Admin Group.

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  6. In the Change Administrative Group dialog box, select the administrative group that you want to change to from the dropdown, and then click Save. The NAS share will get added to the new administrative group.

    Change Admin Group.png

View administrative groups from Manage Administrative Groups

  1. Log in to Phoenix Management Console
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
    On the menu bar, click Manage > Administrative Groups.
  3. The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
  4. You can click the administrative group for which you want to view details.
  5. The Summary tab of the administrative group details page displays the following fields:
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Field Description

Description

The description for the administrative group.

# Resources

The number of servers associated with the administrative group.

Backup Trend

The Backup Trend  section displays backup jobs for the last seven days with the following three statuses: 

  • Backups successful

  • Backups successful with errors

  • Backups failed 

 For the detailed explanation of each parameter, see Dashboards.

Backup Data Trend

The Backup Data section illustrates the following data for the last 90 days:

Source + Changes: The amount of backup data generated at the source. This includes the initial full backup and incremental data from all subsequent backups.

Current Source: The size of the data on the source server(s) at the time of the last backup.

The Resources tab of the administrative group details page displays the following fields:

Field  Description

Name

The name of the resource.

Resource Type

The type of resources such as,  Physical Server, VMware VM, Hyper-V VM, NAS Share, SQL Availability Group, Phoenix Store, and SQL Standalone Instance.

Create a new administrative group from Manage Administrative Groups

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console
  2. Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click on a  workload.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. Click Manage > Administrative Groups
  5. Click New Group.
  6. Enter the name and description of the group and click Save
  7. The administrative group created now appears on the Manage Administrative Groups page.

Update administrative group details from Manage Administrative Groups

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console
  2. Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click on a  workload.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. Click Manage > Administrative Groups.
  5. The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
  6. To update an administrative group you can: 
    • Select an administrative group and click Edit.
      OR 
    • Click on the administrative group and on the Administrative group details page, click Edit.
  7. The Edit Administrative Group dialog box opens. Edit the name and/or description. 
  8. Click Save.  

Delete an administrative group from Manage Administrative Groups

A cloud administrator can delete the administrative groups associated with the organization administrators. An organization administrator can delete the administrative groups associated with the group administrators. 

You can delete an administrative group at any time. However, If a resource is mapped to the group you cannot delete the group. 

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console
  2. Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click on a  workload.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. Click Manage > Administrative Groups.
  5. The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
  6. To delete an administrative group you can: 
    • Select an administrative group and click Delete.
      OR 
    • Click on the administrative group and on the Administrative group details page, click Delete.
  7. The Delete Administrative Group dialog opens. Edit the name and/or description. 
  8. Click Save