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QoreStor 7.1.0 - User Guide

Introducing QoreStor Accessing QoreStor Configuring QoreStor settings
Licensing QoreStor Configuring an SSL Certificate for your QoreStor System Configuring Active Directory settings Understanding system operation scheduling Configuring Secure Connect Enabling MultiConnect Configuring and using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and using VTL Configuring and Using Encryption at Rest Configuring email notification settings Configuring and using the Recycle Bin Configuring Cloud Reader Configuring RDA immutability
Managing containers Managing local storage Managing cloud storage Managing replications Managing Users Monitoring the QoreStor system Managing QoreStor Remotely Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Viewing container statistics

In the QoreStor GUI, you can view statistics about a selected container. All statistics displayed represent specific information about the backup data, throughput, replication, marker type, and connection type for the selected container. The displayed statistics will vary depending upon the connection type used by the specified container.

To display container statistics for a selected container, complete the following steps.

  1. In the navigation menu, click Containers. The Containers page is displayed.
  2. In the list of containers, find the container for which you want to view statistics, and then click the (ellipsis icon) in the upper-right corner of the container's information pane.
  3. Click Details.
  4. The Container details page contains the following sections:
    • In the Active Files, Active Bytes, and Throughput charts, you can view current statistics for the container.

      The Active Files chart displays the number of active files ingested based on time (in minutes), and the Active Bytes displays the number of active bytes ingested based on time (in minutes).

      The Throughput chart displays the number of read data in Mebibytes/per second (MiB/s) based on time (in minutes), and the number of write data in MiB/s based on time (in minutes).

      NOTE: The values in the Active Files, Active Bytes, and Throughput charts refresh automatically every 15 seconds.

    • In the Connection pane, you can view information about the configured connection type for the selected container. The type of information displayed can be different depending on the connection type. For example, for an RDS container, the following information is displayed:
      • Type
      • Enabled
      • Status
      • Capacity
    • In the Inbound Stats and Outbound Stats panes, you can view detailed information on the inbound throughput, and outbound throughput.
    • The Client Stats pane lists ingest and network information.
    • The Recycle Bin pane shows whether this feature is enabled, the length of its retention period, the number of files it contains, and the number of logical bytes it is using. From here, you can also generate a report or restore the contents of the Recycle Bin.

Displaying container statistics by using the CLI

An alternate method for viewing container statistics is by using the QoreStor CLI command: stats --container --name <container name>

This command shows the following information:

Container Name			:<name of the container>
Container ID			:<ID associated with container>
Total Inodes			:<total number of data structures in container>
Read Throughput		:<read throughput rate in Mebibytes or MiB/s for container>
Write Throughput		:<write throughput rate in MiB/s for container>
Current Files			:<current number of files in container>
Current Files Stubbed		:<current number of stubbed files in container>
Current Bytes			:<current number of ingested bytes in container>
Cleaner Status			:<current space reclamation process status for selected container>
Current Recycle Bin Files	:<when enabled, current number of files in Recycle Bin>
Current Recycle Bin Logical Bytes :<when enabled, current number of logical bytes in Recycle Bin>
Current Immutable Files	:<current number of files for which immutability is set, RDA containers only> 

For more information on QoreStor CLI commands, see the QoreStor System Command Line Reference Guide.

Adding a cloud tiering policy

Once a cloud tier is created, you must enable a cloud tiering policy for a container before that container can be replicated to the cloud. Refer to Cloud tiering for more information.

  1. In the navigation menu, click Containers. The Containers page is displayed.
  2. In the list of containers, find the correct container and then click Enable Cloud Tiering Policy.
  3. In the Enable Cloud Tiering Policy page, enter the following information:
    • Cloud Policy-- allows you to configure the amount of time that files must be idle before being sent to the cloud as well as how long to keep a local copy of the files. The configured times should be less than the backup expiry or retention time configured in the backup application. When the backup is expired by the backup application, the files corresponding to the backup are removed from local storage and cloud storage.
      • Idle time before cloud migration--Specify the number of hours files must be idle before being sent to the cloud.
      • On-Prem Retention Age--Specify the number of hours files will be kept locally after they are sent to the cloud.

    Click on Advanced Options to view the following:

    NOTE: The Advanced Options settings are not supported for object containers.

    • Folder Paths--files can be included or excluded based on their location.
      • Include--only files in the listed directories will be included for replication.
      • Exclude-- all files except those in the listed directories will be replicated.
    • File Extensions/Regular Expressions--files can be included or excluded based on their extension or by regular expressions. Refer to Using regular expressions for more information.
      • Include--only files with the specified extensions will be included for replication.
      • Exclude--all files except those with the specified extensions will be replicated.
      • Include Regular Expression-- includes only files matching the entered regular expression.
      • Exclude Regular Expression-- excludes only files matching the entered regular expression.
    • Stub Exclude Dir/Extensions/Regular Expressions (Optional) lets you exclude stubs based on their directory, extension, or regular expression. Refer to Using regular expressions for more information.
      • Stub Exclude Directory List. Excludes all stubs in the specified directory.
      • Stub Exclude File Extension List. Excludes all stubs with the specified file extension.
      • Stub Exclude File Regular Expression. Excludes only stubs matching the entered regular expression.
  4. Click Enable.

NOTE: To add a cloud tiering policy through the command line, use the command container --cloud_policy

Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information.

Using regular expressions

QoreStor provides an option to select files for inclusion (or exclusion) based file names, character sets, and extensions using regular expressions.

Example expressions

  • To include all the files with filename starting with “BackupImage” and having extention .tar, .gz, or .zip.

    ^Backupimage.*.(zip|tar|gz)

  • To perform a simple match of backup images with IMG | HDR | META

    (IMG|HDR|META)

  • Support for complex regex patterns using character class , meta sequence, and range
    • To match files with filenames starting with [abn] and having file extention .txt, or.log

      ^[abn]\S*. (txt|log)

    • To match file names with only alphanumeric characters. For example, the expression below matches test1 , f123file etc.,

      [[:alnum:]]+

    • Archive series of log files. For example, the expression below matches the first five logs of ocafsd & aws logs

      ocafsd[1-5].log|aws[1-5].log

Limitations

The current implementation of regular expressions does not support the use of global modifiers such as /g or /i.

In order to perform case-insensitive matching, a combination of character classes may be used. For example, the expression below can be used to find all combinations of quest, QUEST, QuESt , QUesT, etc.

[Qq][Uu][Ee][Ss][Tt]

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