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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

Viewing immutable container statistics

The container statistics for an RDA container show the current number of immutable files. This immutable statistic does not automatically update when the immutability time period expires for some backup data, which means you must update the statistics and check the current immutable files after that time.

To view immutable container statistics

  1. In the command line interface, to update the statistics on the immutable files, run the following command:

    container --update --name <name> --immutable_file_stat

  2. To check the latest immutable file count in the container, run the following command:

    stats --container --name <container_name>

Managing containers

In QoreStor, data is stored in containers, which are stored in storage groups. Some containers function like a shared file system. These types of containers can be assigned a specific connection type, for example, NFS/CIFS or RDA (including both OST and RDS clients). These containers are then accessed via NFS, CIFS, and RDA protocols.

Each container includes an optional Recycle Bin. When enabled, the Recycle Bin holds deleted files for a specified number of days before completing the deletion. During this time, the files are still available for recovery. Enabling the Recycle Bin for a container not only provides a safety net for accidentally deleted files, but also protects files from ransomware that attempts to destroy your data.

In QoreStor you can manage your storage groups and data containers, including viewing storage groups and containers, creating new storage groups and containers, modifying or deleting them, moving data into containers, and viewing current statistics. Management for containers can be done either through the GUI or the command line.

NOTE: If only the DefaultGroup storage group exists on your system, all containers you create are automatically added to that group. You can create custom storage groups, and then when you create a container, you can specify that it be added to the custom storage group. For more information about storage groups, see the topic, “Managing Storage Groups.”

Creating a container


For more information about storage groups, see Managing local storage

NOTE: QoreStor does not support container names that begin with a number.

Containers can be accessed using the following connection types:

  • NFS
  • CIFS
  • Quest Rapid Data Storage (RDS)
  • Object (S3 compatible)
  • Veritas OpenStorage Technology(OST)
  • Virtual tape library (VTL)

Refer to the sections below for instructions on creating containers:

Creating an OST or RDS connection type container

To create an OST or RDS connection type container, follow these steps:

  1. In the navigation menu, click Containers. The Containers page is displayed.
  2. Click Add Container.
  3. For Protocol, select Rapid Data Storage (RDS) or Veritas OpenStorage (OST) as appropriate.
  4. For the container Name, type the name of the container, and then click Next.

    Container names cannot exceed 32 characters in length, must start with a letter, and can be composed of any combination of the following characters:

    • A-Z (uppercase letters)
    • a-z (lowercase letters)
    • 0-9 (numbers). Do not start a container name with a number.
    • dash (-) or underscore (_) special characters

    NOTE: QoreStor does not support the use of the following special characters in container names: /, #, or @.

  5. In the Storage Group drop-down, select the Storage Group for this container.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the User Access Control page, select the appropriate permissions for the displayed user accounts. Refer to Configuring User Access Controls for more information.
  8. If you selected RDS, LSU Capacity is set to Unlimited by default. If you selected Veritas OpenStorage (OST), for LSU Capacity select one of the following options allowed per container:
    • Unlimited — To define the allowed amount of incoming raw data per container (based on the physical capacity of the container).
    • Quota: To define a set limit in Gibibytes (GiB) for incoming raw data allowed per container.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Optionally, select Recycle Bin, and then enter the number of days you want files to remain in the Recycle Bin before deleting. For more information, see Managing containers.

    NOTE: Enabling the Recycle Bin is an irreversible step. Once it is enabled, you cannot disable it on a container.

    For information about which versions of NetVault support the Recycle Bin and RDA immutability, see the Quest QoreStor Interoperability Guide.

  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.

NOTE: To add a container through the command line, use the command:

container --add --name <name> [--group_name <name>]

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

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