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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - Quick Start Guide

1.Configure the Metalogix StoragePoint System Cache

This step will establish the temporary location for BLOBs during Asynchronous operations. If a cloud-based storage platform is being used or any of the additional capabilities associated with asynchronous operations, then this is a required step.

a.Click System Cache from the StoragePoint menu.
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b.Use the chart below to enter the minimum configuration settings for system cache.

Setting

Value/Options

Endpoint Name

Read-only field for the name of the storage endpoint.

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Select FileSystem unless you are confident that another storage device is available for configuration.

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Enter an adapter-specific connection string in this box; a UNC path to a folder available on the network.

c.Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

2.Configure the Storage and Backup Endpoints

This step will create the storage location(s) (endpoints) to which content will be externalized.

a.Click Storage and backup endpoints from the StoragePoint menu. menu-endpoints

b.Click the Create New Endpoint link.

c.Use the chart below to enter the minimum configuration settings for the endpoint.

Setting

Value/Options

Name

Enter the unique name of the Storage or Backup Endpoint.

Type
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Primary – this endpoint will be available for externalization when creating storage profiles.

Backup – this endpoint will be in the Backup Services dropdown on the profile page.

The selection is locked down when saving.

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Select FileSystem unless you are confident that another storage device is available for configuration.

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Enter an adapter-specific connection string in this box; a UNC path to a folder available on the network.

d.Click Test Storage Settings.
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e.Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

3.Create one or more Storage Profiles.

This step will create the storage profile(s) that will dictate how BLOBs are externalized. Profiles can be scoped by web application, content database, and/or site collection.

a.Click Storage Profiles from the StoragePoint menu.
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b.Enter a unique Name for the Storage Profile.

c.In the Profile Scope section of the page, select the scope of the storage profile – Web Application.clip0098

d.Click the Change link next to your scope selection.

e.Web Application you will be presented with a web application selection dialog.

f.Click the name of the web application for which you want to create a storage profile. You will return to the profile page.

g.SharePoint 2010 users – select RBS.
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h.Use the charts below to enter the minimum configuration settings for the profile.clip0100

Storage Setting

Value/Options

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Asynchronous for greater endpoint filtering options.

 

i.Click Add Endpoint to select an existing endpoint.

Endpoint

Select the endpoint that was created in task 2.

j.Click OK to complete the Endpoint configuration for this profile.

k.Click the Save button to save the storage profile.

l.You will see a window about performing an IISRESET when creating a new storage profile. Click OK and be sure to perform the commands shown, after the save is complete. clip0102

The page will be locked until the operation is complete. This operation can take several minutes. There may also be a page for entering the database master key encryption, and a page may display showing service accounts that should be checked for permissions, if a FileSystem endpoint was used. You will be returned to the Storage Profiles page with the newly-created storage profile showing up in the list.

It is recommended that you also go through the Evaluation Guide to better understand how StoragePoint can be further configured and best utilized.

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