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Metalogix Archive Manager for Files 8.1.1 - Administration Guide

About the documentation Enterprise Manager – Common Part
How to manage more Archive Manager servers Restrictions tab Settings tab Scheduler tab Archive tab Post Processing tab Statistics tab System context menu
Other functionality Addendum

File compression tab


On this tab the administrator may specify files, with regard to their size, which will be compressed during archiving process. It is also possible to exclude certain file types from compression.


How to set compression criteria with regard to file size

1.Click on the Settings tab.

2.Click on the File compression tab.

3.Select the Compress files by default check box. (This is crucial otherwise no compressing will take place.)

4.Select the Compress files by size check box.

5.Enter values in the Compress files if their size is between n bytes and n kilobytes boxes.




IMPORTANT: Providing that the Compress files by default check box is unselected, no compressing will take place.


How to exclude certain file types from compressing


1.Click on the Settings tab.

2.Click on the File compression tab.

3.Click on the Build list button.




4.After clicking on the Build list button, a list of all file extensions gets displayed in the right list box. Select the desired ones and then click on the Add button. After clicking on Add, the respective file extensions are moved in the Do not compress file types list box.

NOTE: The administrator may also double-click the three dots and then enter the desired file extensions (without a dot!).


5.Click Apply to confirm.

NOTE: Should you wish to include for compressing some already excluded file types, simply select the respective file extensions in the Do not compress file types list box and then click on the Remove button.


User management tab


On this tab the administrator may specify users’ permissions for Enterprise Manager features. This means that individual users can be given permissions to archive/retrieve files, to retrieve versions, to mark versions for deletion, to change jobs etc.

All such rights should be specified individually for each user. New user accounts can be added onto this tab (in order to manage users’ permissions) simply by using the Add button.


To enable rights:

1.Click on the Settings tab.

2.Click on the User management tab.

3.Select the desired user account in the left pane.


4.In the left pane select the user account whose permissions you want to manage. Then in the right pane Allow or Deny individual Archive Manager features and functions for the selected user, e.g. to enable a user to mark archived files in the HSM store for deletion, allow Mark for deletion/Remove deletion mark from a version.

NOTE: To allow or deny all settings at once use the Allow All and Deny All check boxes.

5.To confirm, click Apply.


NOTE: By clicking on the Undo button you will cancel all changes that have been made since you last clicked Apply. In other words, by clicking Undo you will restore what has been recently changed.

Storage tab

Archive Manager for Files provides a powerful backup solution aimed at saving disk space by saving files on mass storage devices. This device can be a Network Appliance or a VNX file server. To backup your files on them you need to include these devices on the Storage tab. Further, on this tab you can also define Generic File Server (remote computer) from which you can archive files without a need to install Archive Manager for Files on it.


NetApp device

NetApp Configuration

To use Archive Manager for Files on NetApp, it has to be configured first. User has to:

1.create a volume

2.add a QTree

3.add   a) a CIFS share or

b) a NFS share

4.assign policy to the share


The following screenshots show the process step-by-step and are taken from the Web based NetApp manager.


1.Start with creating a volume which will be managed by Archive Manager for Files. In the left-side menu of the NetApp manager choose Volume/ Add. The Volume Wizard opens. Click Next.





Select the volume type. Click Next. Enter the Volume name and select the Language for the volume. Click Next.


Set RAID parameters, click Next. Choose a disk selection, click Next.


Select disk size, click Next. Select the number of disks to add to the volume, click Next.


Read summary, click Commit. Then click Close.




2.When the volume was created, the user has to add a QTree. To do so, click Volume / QTree / Add. Then assign the QTree to the previously created volume.



The user can select the security style for the QTree (UNIX, Mixed and NTFS).



3. a)        When the volume and the QTree were created, the user has to create a CIFS Share. It can be done in the CIFS / Shares / Add.



3. b)        When adding a NFS Share, go to NFS / Manage Exports / Add Export.




NFS Export wizard will guide you through the process as illustrated in the screenshots.







Click Commit, then Close.




How to mount a NFS Share on Linux.

Make the directory for mount a share NFS directory. Run Shell-Console on Linux. Use the mount command to mount the shared NFS directory from another machine:


mount /misc/local


In this command:

is the host name of the NFS server


is the directory that shadowman is exporting


is the location where to mount the file system on the local machine


4. Policy commands


The next part contains commands for NetApp policy. Commands can be executed after the user connects to NetApp with telnet or with hyperterminal.


Create policy

FPolicy create <policy_name> screen

Destroy policy

fpolicy destroy <policy_name>

Enable policy

fpolicy enable <policy_name>

Disable policy

fpolicy disable <policy_name>

Include volume into policy

fpolicy vol inc add <policy_name> <volume>

List volumes assigned to policy

fpolicy vol inc show <policy_name>

Turn on policy requirement

fpolicy options <policy_name> required on

List policy servers

fpolicy servers show <policy name>

Stop policy servers

fpolicy servers stop <policy name> <IP-address>

Set secondary policy servers

fpolicy options <policy name> secondary_servers <IP-address,…>

NOTE: Policy names must be unique.


To use the NetApp archiving, the policy must be created on the NetApp filer first. The following commands will create the policy:

Create policy

Enable policy

Turn on policy requirement


Example how to create working policy

fpolicy create Metalogix screen

fpolicy enable Metalogix

fpolicy options Metalogix required on


After the policy is created, few more commands have to be run on the NetApp server to grant permissions for archiving via Archive Manager for Files:


useradmin role add MetalogixRole -a login-*,api-*

useradmin group add MetalogixGroup -r MetalogixRole

useradmin domainuser add <MAM4Files superuser account name> -g MetalogixGroup

useradmin domainuser add <MAM4Files superuser account name> -g "Backup Operators"


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