If you archive data for the first time, you must add a data source. This topic describes how to use Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) to add an on-premises NAS data source.

Prerequisites

HBR is authorized and a client is installed. For more information, see Preparations.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Archive.
  3. On the Analyze and Archive tab, click Create Data Source.
  4. In the Create Data Source step, set the following parameters and click Next.
    In this example, the New NAS Instance option is specified.
    1. The following table describes the parameters.
      Parameter Description
      NAS Instance From The source from which NAS data is obtained. Valid values: New NAS Instance and Select Exist NAS.
      NAS Type The type of the NAS file system. Valid values:
      • Isilon (PowerScale): Isilon NAS file systems.
      • Others: other NAS file systems.
      NAS Instance Name The name of the NAS file system.
      NAS Management Username The username of the account that is used to manage the NAS file system.
      NAS Management Password The password for the username.
      NAS Network Address The network address of the NAS file system.
      NAS Management Port The management port of the NAS file system.
      NAS Share Path The relative /ifs path of the NAS file system, for example, /myshare.

      The path name can contain letters, digits, and the following special characters: ,-_=/.:\.

      Protocol Type The protocol type of the NAS file system. Valid values:
      • NFS: Select this value if applicable.
      • SMB: Select this value if applicable.
    2. Optional. Click Advanced Settings and click +Set Mount Parameters.
      You can add multiple mount parameters when you mount a file system. Separate these parameters with commas (,). The following table describes the mount parameters.
      Parameter Description
      vers Specifies the protocol version of the file system.
      • vers=3: uses NFSv3 to mount the file system.
      • vers=4: uses NFSv4 to mount the file system.
      nolock Specifies whether to enable file locking.
      proto Specifies the protocol that is used to mount the file system.
      rsize Specifies the size of data blocks that the client reads from the file system.

      Recommended value: 1048576. Unit: bytes.

      wsize Specifies the size of data blocks that the client writes to the file system.

      Recommended value: 1048576. Unit: bytes.

      hard Specifies that applications stop accessing a file system when the file system is unavailable, and wait until the file system becomes available. We recommend that you set this parameter to true.
      timeo Specifies the period in deciseconds (tenths of a second) for which the NFS client waits before it retries to send a request.

      Recommended value: 600. Unit: deciseconds.

      retrans Specifies the number of times for which the NFS client retries a request.

      Recommended value: 2.

  5. Associate a client group.
    You can add multiple clients to a client group to concurrently perform an archive job. You can also select an existing client group. Perform the following steps to create a client group:
    1. In the Client Group From field, select New Backup Client Group. Enter a client group name and add the required backup clients to the client group.
    2. Click Next.
  6. Configure a data analysis plan.
    In the Config Data Source Analyze Plan step, set the following parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Enable Data Source Analyze Specifies whether to enable the data analysis feature. If you turn on the Enable Data Source Analyze switch, HBR starts data analysis after a data source is added. You can use HBR to scan, analyze, or search a data source only after the data analysis feature is enabled for the data source.
    Meta Index Start Time Specifies when to perform an index operation on metadata.
    Meta Index Interval Specifies the interval at which HBR performs an index operation on metadata. Unit: days or weeks.
  7. Click OK.
    After a data source is added, the new data source appears on the Analyze and Archive tab.

Operations

You can click More next to an added data source and select the required operation. The following table describes the available operations.
Operation Description
View Datasource Views the details of an existing data source. These details include the type, NAS network address, NAS share path, and backup client group.
Edit Datasource Modifies the parameters of an existing data source.
Unregister Datasource Unregisters a data source. If you no longer need to archive data, perform this operation.