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Manage your NAS device

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NAS devices integrate with the credential store. Credentials stored in the credential store can be used for multiple NAS devices and NAS shares. This article describes the procedure to update NAS device credentials. It also describes how to remove a NAS device from the Phoenix Management Console.

Only a cloud administrator can delete a NAS device from the management console. If you are a group administrator, you can delete a NAS device that belongs to the administrator group that you manage. After you delete a NAS device, Phoenix purges the backup data of that device from the warm storage, thus freeing up space.  

Update NAS device credentials

The NAS device credentials updated using these steps are validated when you add shares to the NAS device. NAS proxy uses these credentials to access NAS shares during the backup and restore operations.

  1. Login to the Phoenix Management Console.

  2. On the menu bar click the drop-down next to All Organizations, and select the organization that has the NAS device.

  3. On the menu bar click Protect > NAS

  4. In the navigation pane on the left, click All Devices.

  5. The right pane displays a list of all the NAS devices. Select the NAS device whose credentials need to be updated, and click Update Credentials.

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  6. In the Update Device Credentials dialog box, you can perform the following tasks:

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    1. Select the credentials to be assigned to the NAS device, or
    2. Click New Credentials to create new credentials to be assigned to the NAS device, or
    3. Click Use device credentials for auto-discovered Shares.
    4. Click Assign.

Note: You cannot edit or update the IP/FQDN field for a device.  

Delete a NAS device

Some of the scenarios that may require deleting a NAS device are as follows:

  • You configured the NAS device during the evaluation, and you now want to reclaim the storage consumed.
  • You are planning to deprecate the NAS device, and you no longer need to keep the data.
  • You are planning to replace the NAS devices, and a backup of the replacement servers might consume additional storage for the same data.
  • You no longer want to back up a NAS device.

Ensure the following when you delete a NAS device:

To delete a NAS device:

  1. Login to the Phoenix Management Console.

  2. On the menu bar click All Organizations, and then select the organization that has the NAS device.

  3. On the menu bar click Protect > NAS

  4. In the navigation pane on the left, click All Devices.

  5. The right pane displays a list of all the NAS devices. Select the NAS device that needs to be deleted, click more options, and then click Delete.

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  6. Click Yes in the Delete Confirmation dialog box.

Note: A NAS device can be deleted even if a NAS share auto-discovery is in progress.

This deletes the NAS device from Phoenix Management Console.