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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - Reference Guide

Planning the Metalogix StoragePoint Implementation Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery Synchronous versus Asynchronous Setting up Metalogix StoragePoint Default Values General Settings Managing Storage and Backup Endpoints Managing Storage Profiles
Creating a New Storage Profile Editing an Existing Storage Profile Converting a Profile to RBS Copying a Profile Delete an Existing Storage Profile Storage Profile Timer Jobs
Metalogix StoragePoint Timer Job Monitoring File Share Librarian Large File Support Dashboard User Experience Activating the Software Appendix A: Import\Export Tool Appendix B: Feature Matrix

Endpoints with Clean Up Operations

Some storage solutions have their own configuration properties, and the StoragePoint adapters are used to connect to these solutions. If the solution has a job for cleaning up content after a certain retention period, it is imperative to match this retention period with SharePoint retention policies.

For example, if the retention policy on the storage device is 4 years, but SharePoint is configured to keep content for 5 years, the BLOB will be cleaned off the endpoint, but the link in SharePoint will remain. Users will get a 404 error trying to retrieve this content.

This applies to all endpoints, keeping in mind batch files, archive policies, software retirement, etc.  Performing regular backups and system health checks can help alleviate these errors.

Filtering Storage and Backup Endpoints

Once created, filter the current view of the available storage endpoints by Status, Adapter type, or Name, by clicking the appropriate filter on the left.
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Monitoring Storage and Backup Endpoints

The Type column shows whether the endpoint is a Primary (standard) or Backup endpoint. Backup endpoints will only be available in the Backup Service Settings on the storage profile screen.

The Status column shows whether the endpoint is active, or Online. To clear an endpoint in an Online* (red) status, upload new content to the endpoint after correcting any errors.

The Adapter column shows which type of adapter is being used for the storage endpoint.

The Free Space column will indicate how much of the capacity for that endpoint is currently available. The Free Space will display Green if the Free Space is >= 25%, Yellow if it is < 25% and >= 10%, and Red if it is < 10%.

System Cache

The System Cache enables the creation of asynchronous operations in the storage profile. It can also be used as a backup endpoint if the primary endpoint fails.

The System Cache can be accessed from the main Metalogix StoragePoint menu or from the storage profile page.
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The system cache is configured like most storage endpoints, except that the name cannot be edited. Use the chart below as a guide to complete the system cache settings.

Setting

Value/Options

Endpoint Name

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

Status

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Online – Storage endpoint should be available to associate to a Storage Profile and accept BLOBs. (default)

Offline (Read Only) – A storage endpoint can be configured, but not made available for externalizing content. The BLOBs already on the endpoint are still read only.

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Select the adapter for the endpoint that is being created. The FileSystem adapter is installed with the core product by default.

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Enter an adapter-specific connection string in this box.

 

The fields for the Adapter Settings will change depending on the adapter type selected. Please see the specific Adapter Administration Guide for configuring the adapter type selected.

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No – Externalized content BLOBs are not placed in folders.

Yes – Externalized content BLOBs are placed in folders (default).

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The Test Storage Settings button can be used at this point, or after completing the system cache configuration, to verify that the endpoint is accessible.

If Folder Content in BLOB Store is Yes, select a date/time folder scheme from the dropdown.

YYYY/MM/DD/HH/MM is the default.

 

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No – Externalized content BLOBs are not compressed (default).

Yes – Externalized content BLOBs are compressed.

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None – Encryption will not be applied to externalized BLOBs (default).

AES (128 bit) – 128 bit AES encryption will be applied to externalized BLOBs.

AES (256 bit) – 256 bit AES encryption will be applied to externalized BLOBs.

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Enter a passphrase to use when generating the encryption key. Using a passphrase will help re-create the encryption key if necessary.

A random key is generates by leaving the box blank and clicking Generate Key.

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This is a read-only box that contains the generated Encryption Key.

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A warning email can be sent if a Storage Endpoint encounters errors or is nearing capacity.

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Default email addresses for system error and offline notification can be entered. Check the box to include the list of Default Notification Contacts specified on the General Settings page.

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