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QoreStor 6.1.0 - User Guide

Introducing the QoreStor documentation Introducing QoreStor Setting up your QoreStor system Configuring QoreStor settings Managing containers Managing storage groups Managing replications Managing Users Managing QoreStor Remotely Monitoring the QoreStor system Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Editing a performance tier

To modify a performance tier via the user interface, complete the following steps

  1. In the navigation menu, click Local Storage to expand the menu, then click Performance Tier
  2. Click Edit Performance Tier.
  3. On the Edit Performance Tier page, select or modify the options below, as appropriate:
    • Unlimited Quota— This option is selected by default. To set a quota, de-select this option and enter a numeric value (greater than 100) in the Quota field. Select the value format (either GiB or TiB). Refer to Quotas for more information. Once a quota is set, it can be reset to the default value of unlimited.
    • Encryption— Select this option to enable ecryption on the performance tier.
    • Change Password—This is used to generate a pass phrase key, which is used to encrypt the content encryption keys. It is mandatory to define a passphrase to enable encryption.
    • Encryption Mode— Select the mode of key lifecycle management from one of the following options:
      • Static— A global, fixed key is used to encrypt all data.
      • Internal— Content encryption keys are generated and rotated on a specified period of days.
    • Key Rotation— Displays the number of key rotation interval days as N/A, or the number that was set for Internal Encryption Mode. If you selected Internal as the mode of key management, select the number of days for key rotation when a new key is to be generated. This option is available only for Internal encryption mode.

      NOTE: After encryption is enabled, all of the data that is backed up is encrypted and is kept encrypted until it is expired and cleaned by the system cleaner. Encryption is an irreversible process.

  4. Click Update.

To modify a performance tier via the CLI, complete the following steps

  1. Access the QoreStor CLI. Refer to Using the QoreStor command line for more information.
  2. Modify your performance tier using the command below. Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information.
    performance_tier --update  [--compression_mode <fast|best>] [--quota <Quota value in GiB or TiB>]
    performance_tier --encryption [--set <ON | OFF>] [--mode < static | internal >] [--interval <7 days to 70 years>]

Configuring additional storage

QoreStor allows for the configuration of additional storage enclosures in order to increase capacity.

Guidelines for configuring additional storage

Refer to the following important notes and guidelines for understanding storage expansion in QoreStor.

  • QoreStor supports a maximum of 5 enclosures (1 internal plus 4 expansion)
  • QoreStor can only add a mounted filesystem path. QoreStor will not create a filesystem if one is not present.
    • The mounted filesystem should be XFS type.
    • Mount path cannot be read-only.
    • The mount path should not be already configured enclosure path.
  • When adding storage, the filesystem service will be restarted.
  • Storage can be added without being licensed, but an appropriately sized license is required to make the storage usable by QoreStor.
    • Licenses can be added in multiples of Terabytes from 1 TB to the maximum capacity for your QoreStor installation mode.

Adding additional storage

Additional storage can be added through the QoreStor UI or via the system --storage command in the QoreStor CLI. Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information on the system --storage command.

IMPORTANT: Adding storage requires QoreStor services to be restarted. This will take the QoreStor server offline for several minutes.

To add storage

Before adding storage, ensure that the storage is mounted to the QoreStor server as an XFS filesystem. Refer to Guidelines for configuring additional storage for additional guidelines and requirements.

  1. In the navigation menu, click Local Storage to expand the menu, then click Storage Groups.
  2. Click Add Storage Location.
  3. Enter the mount path for the additional storage. Click Save.
  4. A warning will be displayed notifying you that a service restart may be required. Click Confirm to continue.
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