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NetVault SmartDisk 11.4.5 - Administration Guide

Introducing NetVault SmartDisk Integrating NetVault SmartDisk with your backup product Using the command-line interface (CLI) Configuring NetVault SmartDisk Monitoring performance Troubleshooting

Adding a volume

\mnt /<newNetVaultSmartDiskVolume>
To add a volume dedicated to the Chunk Store, enter the following command:

Adding a CIFS share

The method of adding a CIFS share depends on what OS you are using.

On Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X, use the OS-based mount command — see Adding a volume — for the applicable OS to access the share, and then instruct NetVault SmartDisk what local directory to use. The owner and group for all files on the mount must be the NetVault SmartDisk nonprivileged user and group; however, if applicable, you can use a different user and password to connect to the share, as long as the files are presented as owned by the NetVault SmartDisk nonprivileged user and group.

To add a CIFS share for a Windows-based server, enter the following command:

…/foundation/bin/smartdisk config ‑‑add ‑‑volume //<IPaddress>/<NetVaultSmartDiskVolume> --account <nonpriviledgedUser> --password <nonprivilegedUserPassword>

The NetVault SmartDisk configuration is updated.

Updating port configuration for communication with your software

By default, NetVault SmartDisk uses port 37452 to communicate with the NetVault Backup Media Manager and 37453 to communicate with the backup clients that are streaming data to the NetVault SmartDisk Device. It also uses port 37451 for Inter Process Communication (IPC) on the loopback interface, but not for remote connections.

NOTE: If you intend to use different ports, for example, you use a different product, such as NetVault Backup, Quest recommends that you make the applicable change to the port that communicates with the Media Manager before you add the NetVault SmartDisk Device to your software; otherwise, you must remove the NetVault SmartDisk Device from your software and add it back in again. You can update the port that communicates with your software at any time.

If you use Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) with NetVault SmartDisk, the default range of communication ports is 37454–38453. NetVault SmartDisk only monitors these ports when media for an NDMP transfer is requested. If more than one NDMP port is provided, NetVault SmartDisk first attempts to listen to the first port that you set; if that port is busy, that is, it is already in use for a different NDMP transfer, NetVault SmartDisk checks the next port in the list. The number of NDMP ports determines how many NDMP transfers can occur simultaneously. After an NDMP transfer finishes, NetVault SmartDisk stops listening to the applicable port.

If you use NDMP, the <port> variable can contain any of the following:

Modifying the messaging port

If you want to use a different port, complete the following steps.

Replace <port#> with the port that you want to use.
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