“How-To” create a repository.
To effectively backup and store data, you will need to create one or more repositories. The following section details the steps necessary to create a repository on a NAS device or a CIFS share.
Please note that a repository cannot be reduced in size once created. Should you wish to reduce the size of a repository, you will need to archive the data, delete the repository, create a new repository at the desired size and import the data into the new repository.
To create a repository:
|Repository Name||Enter the display name of the repository.By default, this text box consists of the word Repository and an index number, which corresponds to the number of the new repository. You can change the name as needed. You can enter up to 150 characters.|
|Concurrent Operations||Define the number of concurrent requests you want the repository to support. By default the value is 64.|
|Comments||Optionally, enter a descriptive note about this repository.|
|UNC Path||Enter the path for the network share location|
|User Name||Specify a user name for accessing the network share location|
|Password||Specify a password for accessing the network share location|
|Size||Set the size or capacity for the storage location. The default size is 250 MB. You can choose from the following:
NOTE: The size that you specific cannot exceed the size of the volume
|Write Caching Policy||The write caching policy controls how the Windows Cache manager is used in the repository and helps to tune the repository for optimal performance on difference configurations. Set the value to one of the following:
If set to On, which is the default, Windows controls the caching.
NOTE: Setting the write caching policy to On could result in faster performance, however the recommending setting is Off.
If set to Off, AppAssure 5 controls the caching.
If set to Sync, Windows controls the caching as well as the synchronous input/output.
|Bytes per Sector||Specify the number of bytes you want each sector to include. The default value is 512.|
|Average Bytes per Record||Specify the average number of bytes per record. The default value is 8192.|