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DR Series Software 4.0.4 - Administration Guide

Introducing the DR Series system documentation Introducing the DR Series system Setting up the DR Series system Configuring the DR Series system settings Managing containers Managing replications Monitoring the DR Series system Using GlobalView Configuring and using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and using Rapid Data Access with NetVault Backup and with vRanger Configuring and using RDA with OST
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Configuring email notification settings

In the DR Series system GUI, you can configure the email notifications/system alerts that are sent to users who have been assigned the Email Recipient role. For more information about the Email Recipient role, see the topic, “Adding a User.” You can also send a test email message during this configuration process to verify that the proper email recipients receive the proper system alert messages and notifications.

To configure email notification settings, complete the following steps:
  1. Select System Configuration > Users.
  2. In the Action menu in the upper right corner of the page, click Email Notification.
  3. In the Email Relay Hostname field, enter an external mail server (aka relay host) fully qualified domain name (FQDN), hostname, or IP address..

    This setting configures the external email relay host to serve your DR Series system if the network email system requires one. The email relay host is typically an external mail server that relays any email alerts from the DR Series system to each of the designated recipient email addresses.

  4. Select Yes or No for the following options to define the type of notifications and alerts to be emailed to the Email Recipient user(s).
    • Notify me of DR Series appliance alerts—Sends an email notification for system alerts.
    • Notify me of DR Series software updates—Sends an email notification to the designated user when a new software update is released.
    • Notify me of DR Series daily container statistics reports—Sends an email notification daily that includes the following statistics about the DR Series system: OS version, service tag, model number, hostname, total storage space used, total storage space available, and container statistics for every container including: container name, bytes ingested, bytes processed, post dedupe bytes, dedupe savings, replication bytes replicated, replication bytes pending.
  5. To send a test message, click Send Test Email Message.
  6. Click Save.

Configuring share-level security for CIFS shares

The DR Series system supports setting up share-level permissions for CIFS shares using the standard Microsoft Windows administrative tool, Computer Management. Computer Management is a component that is built into the Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems.

NOTE: Any user that is part of BUILTIN\Administrators can edit ACLs on CIFS shares. The local DR Series system administrator is included in the BUILTIN\Administrators group. To add additional domain groups to the BUILTIN\Administrators group, you can use the Computer Manager tool on a Windows client to connect to the DR Series system as Domain administrator and add any groups you want. This capability allows users other than the Domain administrator to modify an ACL as needed.

This administrative tool lets you control access to shares and also configure read-only or read-write access to user groups or individual users within the Active Directory Service (ADS) when joined to an ADS domain.

To implement share-level security on a DR Series system that has been joined to an ADS domain, make sure that you have mapped a drive on the DR Series system using an account with DOMAIN\Administrator credentials (or by using an account that is equivalent to a domain administrator). For more information about joining to an ADS domain, see Configuring Active Directory Settings.

NOTE: If you do not use an account with sufficient privileges, you will not be able to see the shares or you may experience other problems.

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
  2. Click Action > Connect to another computer... .
  3. Click Another computer, type the hostname or IP address for this DR Series system, and click OK.
  4. Click System Tools, and click Shared folders.
  5. Click Shares to display a list of the shares managed by the DR Series system.
  6. Right-click on the share of interest, and select Properties.
  7. Click the Share Permissions tab in the specified share Properties page.
  8. To remove existing access permissions to the share, or add additional groups or user that can access the share, complete the following:
    • To add access for a new group or user, click Add... to display the Select Users or Groups dialog.
    • Click Object Types..., choose the object types you want to select (Built-in security principals, Groups, or Users), and click OK.
    • Click Locations... and define the root location from which to begin your search, and click OK.
    • In the Enter the object names to select list box, enter any object name(s) you want to find.

      NOTE: You can search for multiple objects by separating each name with a semicolon, and by using one of the following syntax examples: DisplayName, ObjectName, UserName, ObjectName@DomainName, or DomainName\ObjectName.

    • Click Check Names to locate all matching or similar object names that are listed in the Enter the object names to select list box, by using the object types and directory locations you selected.
  9. Click OK to add the object to the Group or user names list box.
  10. In the Permissions pane for the selected object, select the Allow or Deny check box to configure the following permissions:
    • Full Control
    • Change
    • Read
  11. Click OK to save the selected share permission settings associated with the selected object.

Managing containers

In the DR Series system, data is stored in containers, which are stored in storage groups. Some containers function like a shared file system. These types of containers can be assigned a specific connection type, for example, NFS/CIFS or RDA (including both OST and RDS clients). These containers are then accessed via NFS, CIFS, and RDA protocols. You can also create virtual tape library (VTL) type containers, which can be accessed via NDMP, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel (which is available only on the DR4300 or DR6300 systems).

In the DR Series system GUI you can manage your storage groups and data containers, including viewing storage groups and containers, creating new storage groups and containers, modifying or deleting them, moving data into containers, and viewing current statistics.

NOTE: If only the DefaultGroup storage group exists on your system, all containers you create are automatically added to that group. You can create custom storage groups, and then when you create a container, you can specify that it be added to the custom storage group. For more information about storage groups, see the topic, “Managing Storage Groups.”

Viewing containers

You can easily view a list of containers in your DR Series system. To view the list of containers, follow these steps.

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Containers, and then select the storage group that has the containers you want to view. (If you only have the DefaultGroup storage group, you will not need to select a group.) The Containers page is displayed.
  2. You can view the following columns of information about the containers.
    • Storage Group—The storage group to which the container belongs.
    • Container—The name of the container.
    • Marker Type—The marker type that supports your Data Management Application (DMA).
    • Access Protocol—the connection type/access protocol for the container:
      • NFS
      • CIFS
      • RDA
      • NDMP
      • iSCSI
      • FC
    • Connection Status—The status of the connection as available or unavailable.
    • Replication—The current replication status as:
      • Not Configured
      • Stopped
      • Disconnected
      • Trying to Connect
      • Online
      • N/A
      • Marked for Deletion

NOTE: For newly created OST or RDS containers, the Replication status displays N/A. When replication data has been deleted from an existing OST or RDS container, the Replication status also displays N/A. For existing containers that are in the process of deleting a large amount of data, the Replication status displays Marked for Deletion to indicate that the data deletion process has not yet completed.

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