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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.9 - 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

New Profiles – Automatic scheduling of BLOB Health Analyzer and Unused BLOB Cleanup

When creating a new profile, two timer jobs will be displayed with default settings configured, to run weekly. These two timer jobs are critical to keeping SharePoint and StoragePoint functioning smoothly. Additionally, if these two jobs are run at regular intervals, if there are errors, it will not be as burdensome to isolate the cause. These jobs can be edited at any time; during profile creation or after the profile is saved. For more information, see BLOB Health Analyzer or Unused BLOB Cleanup for more information.

Content Backup Settings

A feature of StoragePoint is the added security of being able to back up the endpoints and the content databases. The settings must be configured and the timer job must be run for the backup to take place. On the backup endpoint there will be a starting folder with the GUID of the Profile. Within that folder will be more folder structure, depending on whether foldering was enabled on the backup endpoint or not. BLOBs will use their GUID rather than any SharePoint naming conventions, even if those were used in externalization.

Please note, that if backup settings are enabled, and the backup has not been run, Unused BLOB Cleanup will not delete the unused BLOBs from the primary endpoint that meet the retention settings of the backup service.

NOTE: If a new profile is being created, Save the profile before running any backup jobs.

Click the arrow to expand the Backup Settings on the Storage Profile screen.

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BLOB Backup Settings
 

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Select a backup endpoint from the dropdown. Only endpoints designated as backup will be visible in this dropdown. Selecting None (default) will not backup the primary endpoint.

The Edit and New links can be used to create new endpoints for the backup.

Enter a number of days in the Retain Backup For field to specify how long the BLOBS should remain on the backup endpoint.

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The backup service is a timer job that duplicates the BLOBS on the primary endpoint, to a backup endpoint.

1.Select the Never, Every, Daily, or Weekly on option.

a.For Every, enter the interval in minutes for the timer job to run.

b.For Weekly, select the day of the week from the supplied dropdown.

c.For Daily or Weekly, select the start window time from the between dropdowns and the end window time form the and dropdowns.

2.On the on Server dropdown list, select the WFE server on which to run the job.

3.Click the Show link next to the Advanced Job Settings to view notification settings.

4.Enter the Number of Processing Threads to use during job execution. It will default to one thread per processor core if no value is supplied.

5.Configure job roles. See Master and Worker Configuration for more information

6.Under the Send Completion Notice: header, select whether the email notification should go out Always, or Only when errors occur.

7.In the To section:

a.Check the Default Notifications Contacts box to have a completion email sent to the email address entered in General Settings. Note that for this feature to work, the Default Notification field on General Settings must contain a valid email address.

b.In the Additional Contacts box, enter a semi- colon delimited list of other email addresses that should receive the notification.

8.Click Save to save the configured job schedule. If Run BLOB Backup Now is pushed, there will be a message to save the profile first.

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Master Key Encryption

There may be a note about creating a master encryption key. If the scope of the profile covers a content database and uses RBS, this will be required for SQL server.

Enter a password, and click Create Key.
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Click Close. Note the name of the content database that is covered by this encryption key.
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The page will be locked until the operation is complete. This operation can take several minutes as it will need to iterate all site collections within the scope of the profile.

If this page appears when saving an existing profile, note whether the profile has a librarian configuration. If so, the master key encryption is completed on the first save of the profile, rather than when the librarian configuration is saved.

Verify File Share and Content Database Permissions (OPTIONAL)

When using the File Share adapter, an additional check may be seen when saving the profile:
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This screen displays when editing an existing profile if:

·the Externalize Content BLOBs setting is Yes;

·there is at least one FileSystem endpoint;

·and the Web Application in the scope of the profile has at least one connected SharePoint (IIS Web) Service Application account that cannot access one of the FileSystem endpoints.

·The Web Application is connected (through proxy) to at least one service application, i.e. User Profile Service.

This screen displays when creating a NEW profile or copying a profile if:

·there is at least one FileSystem endpoint;

·The Web Application is connected (through proxy) to at least one service application, i.e. User Profile Service;

·All service accounts associated with profile web application do not have file system access permissions (Read, Write, Modify, Delete, DeleteSubdirectoriesAndFiles, CreateDirectories, CreateFiles) on all FileSystem endpoints AND “db_owner” role on all content databases associated with the profile.

When a new Content Database Profile is created, the associated web application pool account registered on SQL server will get two additional Database Role memberships:

·For SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, the web application pool account will get Public and db_owner.

·For SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016, the web application pool account will get Public and SPDataAccess.

 

This check can be run manually by clicking the Check File share and Content Database Rights button beneath the list of endpoints on the profile.

check fileshare and CDB rights

Correct any permission issues before externalizing data. Use the Copy to Clipboard button to note which accounts need permission.

 

The Storage Profiles page will be displayed with the newly-created storage profile showing up in the list.

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