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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

Modifying the data port

If you want to use a different port to communicate with the clients — including NDMP Devices — that stream data to the NetVault SmartDisk Device, complete the following steps.

config --add|--update --webdav <port> [--block-size <bytes>]
[--preferred-address <address>] [--credentials] [--authlifetime
= <ValueInSeconds>]
config --add|--update --ndmp [--port <port>] [‑‑block‑size <bytes>]
[‑‑preferred-address <address>] [‑‑credentials]
You can use ‑‑block-size to define the block size used to read and write blocks when streaming data to the Staging Store. You can use ‑‑preferred-address to define the primary IP address that clients should use when communicating with the NetVault SmartDisk Device. You can use ‑‑credentials to enable authentication and define the authorized user and password. You can use ‑‑authlifetime to specify a lifetime value for nonce reuse, which allows credentials to be reused across multiple connections — NetVault SmartDisk implements a new nonce for every connection if the value is 0 or is blank.
Replace <port#> with the port that you want to use.
Replace <port#> with the port that you want to use. The --port <port#> segment can contain any of the following:
Block Size = <blockSize>
Credentials = <Name:MaskedPassword>
Port = <NewPort#, NewPort#>
Authorization Lifetime = <ValueInSeconds>]
Port = <NewPort#>
Block Size = <blockSize>

Enabling or updating authentication for WebDAV access

If you want to enable authentication for WebDAV access of NetVault SmartDisk for the data port, complete the following steps to specify the credentials. NetVault SmartDisk uses digest-access authentication, specifically RFC 2069. You can also use this same procedure to update existing credentials.

If you intend to use the NetVault Backup Use optimised replication between devices that support this feature option, available for NetVault Backup Data Copy and Duplicate operations, WebDAV authentication fails if the configured credentials are different on the source and destination NetVault SmartDisk Servers. Successful replication requires that either authentication is disabled on both instances, is enabled only on the source, or uses identical credentials on the source and destination NetVault SmartDisk Instances.

config --add|--update --webdav <port> [--block-size <bytes>]
[--preferred-address <address>] [--credentials]
[--authlifetime = <ValueInSeconds>]
--webdav <port#> --credentials
Replace <port#> with the port that you are using.
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When the Username prompt is displayed, enter the user name that should be used for access, and press Enter.
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When the Password prompt is displayed, enter the password associated with the specified user name, press Enter, enter the password again when the Confirm Password prompt is displayed, and press Enter again.

Disabling WebDAV authentication

Changing a user name or password (Windows only)

To change the name or case-sensitive password, or both, of the nonprivileged user on Windows platforms, complete the following steps:

IMPORTANT: Changing the nonprivileged user affects the number of people who have read- and write-access to the Windows Application log. For more information, see the Authentication requirements topic in the Quest NetVault SmartDisk Installation/Upgrade Guide.

The password is case-sensitive.

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