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vRanger 7.6.3 - Integration Guide for NetVault SmartDisk

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Installing the NetVault SmartDisk software

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Installing the NetVault SmartDisk software

Throughout this document, an ellipsis (…) represents the path to where you installed NetVault SmartDisk. Replace the ellipsis with the applicable information.

Important considerations

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Important considerations

If you install NetVault SmartDisk on a double-byte Windows® operating system and you do not use the default directories for installation, verify that the new directories are created using single-byte characters; installation fails if you use double-byte characters.
During installation, you are prompted for two volume paths, which must be different. One volume contains the Staging Store, and the other contains the Chunk Index, Chunk Store, and Content Index. You can specify any supported file system that is listed in the Quest NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide available at https://support.quest.com. However, if you intend to use a third-party deduplication appliance, filer, or other form of network-attached storage (NAS) for the NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools, you must use the network share for the appliance that is exported through Common Internet File System (CIFS) or NFS as the target for the Staging Store. You can specify one network share for each path during installation; if you need additional shares for the Storage Pools, you can add them after installation is finished. You can specify one network share for each path during installation; if you need additional shares for the Storage Pools, you can add them after installation is finished. For more information, see Completing the installation process.
NOTE: The Staging Path and Store Path must point to different target directories, for example, \\Server\share\Stage and \\Server\share\Store. For best performance, they should be on different physical storage devices.

Installing on Windows

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Installing on Windows

For more information, see Authentication requirements and Important considerations.

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When the Installation Language dialog box appears, select the applicable language, and click OK.
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When the Welcome dialog box appears, click Next.
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When the License Agreement dialog box appears, review the license agreement, select I Agree, and click Next.
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In The the Non-Privileged User dialog box, enter the name and password of the non-privileged user account that you want to use for NetVault SmartDisk (if the account does not exist, the installer creates it for you), the Windows® Domain, if applicable, and click Next.

The installer verifies that the specified account meets all applicable system requirements — based on your organization’s policies — before continuing with the installation process. If the requirements are not met, the installer cancels the installation process before installing any NetVault SmartDisk components.

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If the user account that you entered in the previous step does not exist, select Yes, and click Next when the Preinstall Warnings dialog box appears
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In the Select Installation Folder dialog box, change the path if you do not want to use the default.

To use a different directory, type the path in the Folder box, or click Browse to point to the new location.

To see how much space NetVault SmartDisk requires for the selected installation directory and files, click Disk Cost, review the information on the SmartDisk Disk Space dialog box, and then click OK. The Disk Cost information is calculated only for the NetVault SmartDisk software binaries. It does not include the disk space required for the Staging Store or Chunk Store. To determine the disk space required for the Staging Store or Chunk Store, see Determining the required disk space for NetVault SmartDisk Instances.

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Click Next.
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In the Select Staging Path Folder dialog box, indicate whether you want use a Remote or Local directory, and then click Next.
If you selected Remote — the default is Local — on the Select Remote Staging Path Folder dialog box, specify the path for the Staging Store; use the \\server\share format. Enter the user name and corresponding password required to access the remote path, and then click Next.
If you selected Local, on the Select Staging Path Folder dialog box, specify the file-system path for the Staging Store, and then click Next.
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In the Store Path Folder Configuration dialog box, indicate whether you want to use a Remote or Local directory, and then click Next.
If you selected Remote — the default is Local — on the Select Remote Store Path Folder dialog box, specify the path for the Chunk Store; use the \\server\share format. Enter the user name and corresponding password required to access the remote path, and then click Next.
If you selected Local, on the Select Store Path Folder dialog box, specify the file-system path for the Chunk Store, and then click Next.
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In the WebDAV Authentication Configuration dialog box, select Yes to enable WebDAV authentication, and click Next.
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In the WebDAV Authentication Credentials dialog box, enter the user name and password for the WebDAV account, and click Next.

To update these credentials later, see Enabling or updating authentication for WebDAV access.

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When the Confirm Installation dialog box appears, click Next.
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When the Installation Complete dialog box appears, click Close.

If necessary, NetVault SmartDisk automatically installs the supporting Microsoft Visual C++ files into the Global Assembly Cache. If these files are currently in use by a different application, the installer prompts you to restart the system. This behavior is standard Windows behavior.

Completing the installation process

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Installing NetVault SmartDisk > Completing the installation process

Completing the installation process

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