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QoreStor 7.0.0 - User Guide

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

Guidelines for configuring additional storage

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

  • For Standard and Cloud-Optimizeed installation modes, QoreStor supports a maximum of 5 locations (1 internal plus 4 expansion). When installed in Large mode, QoreStor supports a maximum of 7 locations.
  • 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.

Managing cloud storage

QoreStor enables multiple options for extending your on-prem environment to the cloud. Please refer to the sections below for additional information.

 

Adding a Cloud storage group

You can add a cloud tier to QoreStor through either the QoreStor GUI or the command line interface. For more information on Cloud Storage Groups and cloud replication, refer to the topics below:

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