The first time you archive data, you must add a data source. This topic describes how to use to add an on-premises NAS data source.

Prerequisites

HBR is authorized and an HBR client is installed. For more information, see Prepare for a data archive.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Archive.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. On the Analyze and Archive tab, click Create Data Source.
  5. In the Create Data Source step of the Create Data Source panel, configure the parameters and click Next.
    • Set the NAS Instance From parameter to New NAS Instance.
      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 This parameter is required only if you set the NAS Type parameter to Isilon (PowerScale). This parameter specifies the username of the account that is used to manage the NAS file system.
        NAS Management Password This parameter is required only if you set the NAS Type parameter to Isilon (PowerScale). This parameter specifies the password of the account.
        NAS Network Address The network address of the NAS file system.
        NAS Management Port This parameter is required only if you set the NAS Type parameter to Isilon (PowerScale). This parameter specifies the number of the port that is used to manage the NAS file system.
        NAS Share Path The name of the NAS directory from which you want to archive data.

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

        • If you set the NAS Type parameter to Isilon (PowerScale), the directory is relative to the /ifs directory. For example, if you enter /myshare, HBR archives data from the /ifs/myshare directory.
        • If you set the NAS Type parameter to Others, the directory is relative to the / root directory. For example, if you enter /myshare, HBR archives data from the /myshare directory.
        Protocol Type The protocol type of the NAS file system. Valid values:
        • NFS: the Network File System (NFS) protocol.
        • SMB: the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
        Notice If you want to archive data from an Apsara File Storage NAS file system, configure the vers parameter in the Advanced Settings section.
      2. Optional. Click Advanced Settings and click +Set Mount Parameters.
        The following table describes the mount parameters that you can configure.
        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 you want to use to mount the file system.
        rsize Specifies the size of each data block that a client can read from the file system.

        Recommended value: 1048576. Unit: bytes.

        wsize Specifies the size of each data block that a client can write to the file system.

        Recommended value: 1048576. Unit: bytes.

        hard Specifies that applications no longer access a file system when the file system is unavailable and access the file system again when the file system becomes available. We recommend that you enable the hard parameter.
        timeo Specifies the period of time for which the NFS client waits before the client retries to send a request. Unit: deciseconds (tenths of a second).

        Recommended value: 600 (60 seconds).

        retrans Specifies the number of retries after the NFS client fails to send a request.

        Recommended value: 2.

    • Set the NAS Instance From parameter to Select Exist NAS.

      Select an existing NAS file system.

  6. Associate a client group and click Next.
    You can add multiple clients to a client group to concurrently run an archive job. You can also select an existing client group. In this example, set the Client Group From parameter to New Backup Client Group. Then, enter a name for the client group and select the clients that you want to add to the client group.
  7. Configure a data analysis plan and click OK.
    In the Config Data Source Analyze Plan step, configure the parameters. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Enable Data Source Analyze Specifies whether to enable the data analysis feature. If you turn on Enable Data Source Analyze, HBR starts data analysis after the 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.
    Note If you turn off Enable Data Source Analyze, HBR directly archives data from the data source.
    Meta Index Start Time Specifies the start time when HBR performs an index operation on metadata.
    Meta Index Interval Specifies the interval at which HBR performs index operations on metadata. Unit: days or weeks.
    After you add a data source, the data source appears on the Analyze and Archive tab.

What to do next

You can click More next to an existing data source and select the required operation. The following table describes the available operations.
Operation Description
Config Data Source Analyze Plan Configures a data analysis plan for the data source.
Run Meta Indexing Creates an index for the data source. This way, you can analyze and search for data in an efficient manner.
View Datasource Views the details of the data source. The details include the type, NAS network address, NAS share path, and backup client group.
Edit Datasource Modifies the parameters of the data source.
Unregister Datasource Unregisters a data source. If you no longer need to archive data from a data source, perform this operation.
Edit Backup Clients Group Modify the name of a client group or the name of a client.

What to do next

Analyze a data source