Previous article shows you how to go to the following view.
The storage configuration window contains a list of currently defined storages available for the system Xopero and a range of additional information. You can also check here, how busy is each of the storages.
To define a new storage, click on the icon to Add new storage. This will open the configuration window.
This window contains both information fields and fields to specify the configuration parameters of the new sotrage:
Description - Description makes it easier to identify storage.
Capacity – Defines the size of the new storage in GB. This value should be equal to or less than the actual size of the space in a dedicated location.
Cluster size - Defines the size of the cluster disc (discs), on which magazine is defined. In most cases this will be the default value.
Priority – Defines the priority of the storage. In the first place, data will be send to the storage with highest priority.
Local path – It is local path, which points to location, where you want to store data.
Additional path (redundancy)- additional directory enables data replication, which is parallel recording in several locations, thus user data security is increased. Setting the replication option is particularly recommended, if you have network drive on your server, two separate hard drives that do not use RAID function. If one drive fails, then it is possible to recover data from a second location.
To define the storage on the local disk, choose the Add button. The directory browsing window will be displayed, in which the user can choose the location for the datastorage.
After selecting the folder, click the OK button, which will close the window.
To define the datastorage on the shared resource, choose the button: . A window will be displayed to choose the network location.
Above window contains fields for entering configuration parameters for the network directory:
Path - a network path indicating the place where the data will be stored (after clicking the button: , an additional window will be displayed for searching and browsing network resources).
User - the username who has write and read permissions on the indicated network resource.
Password - the password of the user with write and read permissions on the indicated network resource.
Defining storage on shared resource an SMB is not recommended for large instances. Insufficient performance of the SMB protocol may negatively affect the operation of the entire solution.
After defining the remaining parameters of the datastorage, choose the Save button to add it or the Cancel button to abandon the changes.