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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

StoragePoint Details

When a user who has access selects the StoragePoint Details menu item, they are presented with a dialog that will indicate whether or not the content associated with the list item is externalized and how it is externalized if applicable. Additionally, there are links that allow this user to externalize, recall, or migrate individual content, down to the version level.

Access to the StoragePoint details is found on the context menu:

STP details link 2010 STP details link 2013

Externalized Sample

Non-Externalized Sample

The Copy Info button allows a copy of the information in the StoragePoint Details screen to be saved to the clipboard.

NOTE: for Large File Uploads, the StoragePoint Details page shows the size of the aspx file (stub). To see the true size of the file, open the Large File Upload details.

NOTE: In SharePoint 2013, the Site Owner may see the StoragePoint Details link in the context menu, but the page displayed will be a message saying that it hasn’t been shared with them.

NOTE: in SharePoint 2019, the pop-up blocker needs to be disabled to view the StoragePoint Details.

Migrate, Externalize, and Recall by Folder and List

There is a StoragePoint Folder Details and StoragePoint menu option that applies to folders and entire libraries or lists. If the context menu for a folder is selected, there would be a StoragePoint menu at the bottom that would open a dialog where BLOBs can be externalized, recalled, and migrated within the scope of the selection. This will schedule a manual timer job instance of the requested operation.

In order for these timer jobs to complete, the web app pool account should have access to the SharePoint configuration database (as well as the StoragePoint configuration database) to create the timer job.

Folder Menu


SharePoint 2010 List Ribbon


SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 List Ribbon



Activating the Software

The Metalogix StoragePoint software licenses are activated during the installation of the software. There are a few times when the software may need to be activated.

·If the number of servers in a farm is changed or an existing server is re-provisioned, the software must be re-activated to obtain a new license key. Make sure there are enough available licenses if adding servers to the farm. Contact support to purchase additional licenses.

·If the license was activated via Offline Activation during installation, the license needs to be reactivated every 6 months using Offline Activation. Online activations can be kept in synch by using the License Verification timer job.

NOTE: If activating a Trial license key, all Metalogix StoragePoint features except deleting storage profiles and the Recall timer job will stop working at the end of the trial period.

1.Open SharePoint Central Administration:

2.Navigate to the Application Management page.

3.Click the License Management link in the StoragePoint section of the page.

4.If taken to the License Management page start here:

One or more Application licenses will display, depending on what Metalogix StoragePoint products are installed. To activate or reactivate a license, click the Activate/Reactivate link associated with the product that needs to be activated.

NOTE: If the License Status is Valid and more servers are not being added to the farm or correcting a corrupt license key, no action is necessary. Go directly to Planning the Metalogix StoragePoint Implementation.

The following sections will go through the Automatic and Manual activation processes.

Automatic (Internet) Activation

Automatic activation requires an internet connection to access the Metalogix StoragePoint activation server. If the WFE(s) in the farm do not have access to the internet then they will need to be activated manually. See the Manual Activation section below for more information.

To start the Automatic Activation process:

1.Click the link in the Activation column.

2.Select the Automatic (Internet) option from the Select Activation Method dropdown.

3.Enter the registration key in the Registration Key box.

NOTE: There may be more than one registration key depending on what licenses are installed. Please make sure to use the correct key. There are different keys for production and non-production licenses.

4.Verify the number of WFE servers in the farm. This can be less than the number requested with the license. Enter an explanation in the Reason for Override field if the Override box is checked.

5.Provide the credentials for an account that has local administrator rights on the WFE(s). The activation and provisioning job that runs requires this access to register certain components on each WFE.

6.Click Activate to start the activation process.

7.Go to the Activation Completion section below.

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