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QoreStor 7.3.0 - User Guide

Introducing QoreStor Accessing QoreStor Configuring QoreStor settings
Licensing QoreStor Configuring SAML 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 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 Security recommendations guide About us

QoreStor UI Overview

The QoreStor UI consists of the Header pane, the Navigation pane, a Status pane, and the Operations pane.

The panes provide the functions and options described below:

Pane Description

Header pane

Provides the following items:

  • Contact Us icon - information for contacting Quest sales and Support.
  • QoreStor Alerts - lists any Alerts on the QoreStor system.
  • Current user - displays the current user account, provides the option to log out, and provides the option to switch the UI to the Light theme.

Status pane

Provides the following items:

  • Version - displays the version of QoreStor
  • System Status - displays the status of the QoreStor.
Navigation pane

Provides navigation options to:

  • Dashboard
  • Containers
  • Local Storage
  • Cloud Storage
  • Replications
  • System
  • Diagnostics
  • Users
  • Events
  • Management

Operations pane

Displays the data and dialogs appropriate for the chosen navigation option.

Using the QoreStor command line interface

QoreStor includes a custom shell implementation that simplifies command line access. As a superuser, you can use the command /opt/qorestor/bin/setup_qs_user <username> to configure an existing shell user with sudo privileges to run QoreStor CLI commands. You can access the QoreStor command line through a remote access program (such as PuTTY).

NOTE: The user created with /opt/qorestor/bin/setup_qs_user<username> cannot run any other commands with sudo, only QoreStor CLI commands.

To access the QoreStor command line

  1. Using a remote access program, connect to your QoreStor server.
  2. Log in using the superuser credentials or the credentials of the user configured for QoreStor CLI access using setup_qs_user.
  3. Enter the desired command at the prompt using one of the following command styles:
    • If logged in as the superuser, use the full path; for example, /opt/qorestor/bin/system -show or /opt/qorestor/bin/qs_help.
    • If logged in as a user configured by setup_qs_user, type system -show or help.

NOTE: Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information on the QoreStor CLI.

Using the QoreStor REST API

QoreStor provides a REST API in order to provide an efficient method for application management or integration. For more information on using the REST API, see the sections below.

API Overview

All API requests should be sent to https://<QoreStor host>:5233/api. With the exception of the Authentication request, all requests should carry the HTTP header Authorization: Bearer <token>.

API calls will generate one of the response types below. Refer to the API documentation for the specific request for more information on expected responses.

  • 200 - OK
  • 400 - Bad request
  • 401 - Unauthorized
  • 404 - Not found
  • 500 - Internal server error


Authentication to the API is accomplished using the username and password for an existing QoreStor account. Once logged in, a token will be generated that can be used to authenticate API commands.

To use API authentication:

  1. Run the login request using the username and password for the desired QoreStor account as well as the IP or domain name of your QoreStor server.

    curl -X POST "" -H "accept: application/json" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "{ \"name\": \"TestUser\", \"password\": \"TestUserPassword\"}"

  2. In the request response, find and record the value for JWT_Token.
  3. For subsequent API requests, ensure that the header contains the value Authorization: Bearer <token>.

    You may also use this token to authorize API requests via the documentation page. To do so,

    • At the top of the API documentation page, click Authorize.
    • In the Value field, enter the token.
    • Click Authorize.

API Documentation

The detailed documentation for the QoreStor API is hosted on your QoreStor serer. To view the documentation, enter the URL below into a browser.

https://<QoreStor Server>:5233//api/docs/index.html

NOTE: In the example above, replace <QoreStor  Server> with the FQDN or IP address of your QoreStor server.

The API documentation contains the following:

  • An Authorize button to enable authentication.
  • A list of available API resource categories. Each list is expandable to reveal the resources in each category.
  • Each resource listing can be expanded to view the resource description, parameters and responses, and a Try it Out button that can be used to run the API call with entered parameters.

To view and test an API

NOTE: The example below uses the GET containers request. The steps are similar for other requests.

  1. Before testing the API, authenticate as described in Authentication.
  2. In the resource list, expand Containers.
  3. Find the Get Containers request (GET/v1/Containers) and click to expand.
  4. Click Try it Out. Note that the parameters fields are now enabled.

    NOTE: Parameters for Get Containers are optional. Some requests have required parameters.

  5. Optionally, enter the parameters as described below:
    • Storage Group - The name of the storage group to which the containers belong
    • Type - required container type (cloud, link, or tier)
  6. Click Execute.


Understanding RDA immutabilty

RDA immutability provides protection from overwrites and deletes on backup files. This technology is present by default for RDS containers, but not all backups are protected by default. Backup applications sending data using the RDA protocol to QoreStor define whether the backup data should be immutable and the time period the data will remain immutable. After you set immutability on the backup data, you cannot modify or delete the backup data from the RDA container until the immutable time period expires. For the current list of supported backup applications that take advantage of this technology, see the Quest QoreStor Interoperability Guide.

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