Chat now with support
Chat with Support

vRanger 7.8 - Integration Guide for NetVault SmartDisk

Getting started Understanding NetVault SmartDisk Planning your NetVault SmartDisk deployment Installing vRanger Installing NetVault SmartDisk Configuring NetVault SmartDisk Monitoring NetVault SmartDisk About us

Getting started

Previous Next



1
Install NetVault SmartDisk: Using the NetVault SmartDisk installer, install NetVault SmartDisk on a Windows® machine meeting the System requirements. During the installation process, you must configure:
Non-Admin credentials: NetVault SmartDisk uses these credentials for most operations. The Install Wizard can create the account for you, or you can select an existing account.
Staging Path Location: When backup data is streamed to the NetVault SmartDisk server, it is staged in the Staging directory until the data is deduplicated. The Staging directory can be local or remote and is configured in the Install Wizard. For more information, see NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools and Defining a NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pool strategy.
Store Path Location: After deduplication, the unique data is stored in the Store directory. The Store directory can be local or remote and is configured in the Install Wizard. For more information, see NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools and Defining a NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pool strategy.
WebDAV credentials: vRanger requires WebDAV credentials to communicate with NetVault SmartDisk. You must configure WebDAV authentication to integrate with vRanger effectively. You can configure these credentials during the installation process, or by using the NetVault SmartDisk command line, as described in Enabling or updating authentication for WebDAV access.
2
Configure NetVault SmartDisk: While the defaults may be acceptable for testing, you may want to change two key configurations to fine-tune performance:
Deduplication window: By default, deduplication is set to “anytime” which means that deduplication runs whenever backups are available in the Staging path. Configuring a deduplication window outside of your backup window may improve performance of both deduplication and backups. For more information on configuring NetVault SmartDisk and the deduplication window, see Using the config command options.
Garbage Collection window: When backups are retired to do retention policies, the unique data is not automatically deleted from the Store directory. The NetVault SmartDisk Garbage Collection process removes these chunks and reclaims disk space. By default, garbage collection runs at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. For more information on configuring NetVault SmartDisk and the garbage collection schedule, see Using the config command options.
3
Install vRanger: Using the vRanger installer, install vRanger on a machine meeting the vRanger system requirements. For a high-level overview of the vRanger installation process, see Installing vRanger. For more information, see the Quest vRanger Installation/Upgrade Guide.
4
Create NetVault SmartDisk Repository: After vRanger is installed, add the NetVault SmartDisk Instance to vRanger as a repository. Any backup written to this repository is deduplicated according to your NetVault SmartDisk configuration. For more information, see Adding a NetVault SmartDisk repository.

vRanger and NetVault SmartDisk: an integration quick start

Previous Next


Getting started

1
Install NetVault SmartDisk: Using the NetVault SmartDisk installer, install NetVault SmartDisk on a Windows® machine meeting the System requirements. During the installation process, you must configure:
Non-Admin credentials: NetVault SmartDisk uses these credentials for most operations. The Install Wizard can create the account for you, or you can select an existing account.
Staging Path Location: When backup data is streamed to the NetVault SmartDisk server, it is staged in the Staging directory until the data is deduplicated. The Staging directory can be local or remote and is configured in the Install Wizard. For more information, see NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools and Defining a NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pool strategy.
Store Path Location: After deduplication, the unique data is stored in the Store directory. The Store directory can be local or remote and is configured in the Install Wizard. For more information, see NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pools and Defining a NetVault SmartDisk Storage Pool strategy.
WebDAV credentials: vRanger requires WebDAV credentials to communicate with NetVault SmartDisk. You must configure WebDAV authentication to integrate with vRanger effectively. You can configure these credentials during the installation process, or by using the NetVault SmartDisk command line, as described in Enabling or updating authentication for WebDAV access.
2
Configure NetVault SmartDisk: While the defaults may be acceptable for testing, you may want to change two key configurations to fine-tune performance:
Deduplication window: By default, deduplication is set to “anytime” which means that deduplication runs whenever backups are available in the Staging path. Configuring a deduplication window outside of your backup window may improve performance of both deduplication and backups. For more information on configuring NetVault SmartDisk and the deduplication window, see Using the config command options.
Garbage Collection window: When backups are retired to do retention policies, the unique data is not automatically deleted from the Store directory. The NetVault SmartDisk Garbage Collection process removes these chunks and reclaims disk space. By default, garbage collection runs at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. For more information on configuring NetVault SmartDisk and the garbage collection schedule, see Using the config command options.
3
Install vRanger: Using the vRanger installer, install vRanger on a machine meeting the vRanger system requirements. For a high-level overview of the vRanger installation process, see Installing vRanger. For more information, see the Quest vRanger Installation/Upgrade Guide.
4
Create NetVault SmartDisk Repository: After vRanger is installed, add the NetVault SmartDisk Instance to vRanger as a repository. Any backup written to this repository is deduplicated according to your NetVault SmartDisk configuration. For more information, see Adding a NetVault SmartDisk repository.

Product overviews

Previous Next


Getting started > Product overviews

What is vRanger?

Previous Next


Getting started > Product overviews > What is vRanger?

Each physical CPU socket on a licensed VMware® ESXi™ host requires one CPU License. vRanger can restore and replicate to a host for which you have not configured a vRanger license. Every ESXi host for which vRanger is expected to provide protection must be properly licensed, both by VMware® and in the vRanger Host Licensing tab.
Self Service Tools
Knowledge Base
Notifications & Alerts
Product Support
Software Downloads
Technical Documentation
User Forums
Video Tutorials
Contact Us
Licensing Assistance
Technical Support
View All
Related Documents