Exagrid

Overview

vProtect supports integration with Exagrid. You can create two types of shares (NFS and CIFS), but in this case we recommend using a CIFS share as the backup destination.

Examples

To create a network share, log in to the Exagrid dashboard and go to Manage -> Shares.
Then create a new share. From here, you can create an NFS or CIFS share, depending on the protocol you choose.

NFS

As we said before, we do not recommend this method for storing backups, but we will describe the basic steps for creating an NFS share.
So, after clicking on "New Share" you'll see this window. Change the "Protocol" to NFS, configure the rest according to your requirements.
After creation, you will see a summary window with commands that allow you to mount the NFS share under the vProtect node machine.
From the menu, you can see that we have a new share.
It is good practice to create an NFS share access policy.
As you can see, you can limit access to a single host or the entire address pool. Remember to edit the share and select Access Policy.

CIFS

Now it is time for the method we recommended. After clicking "New Share" you'll see this window. Change "Protocol" to CIFS/SMB, configure the rest according to your requirements.
After creation, you will see a summary window with basic information about CIFS share.
From the menu, you can see that we have a new share.
It is good practice to create a CIFS share user access policy.
Select a single user or a whole group of users.

Mounting Exagrid network shares

To mount NFS share:
  • Create an NFS directory mount point on the vProtect node host machine mkdir /directorypath
  • Mount NFS Share mount -t nfs Exagrid_IP:/sharename /mountdirectory
  • Check if you are connected with NFS Share df -kh
To permanently add an NFS share, you must edit the /etc/fstab file Exagrid_IP:/sharename /mountdirectory nfs defaults 0 0
To mount CIFS share:
  • Install the required packages yum install cifs-utils
  • Create a mount point directory mkdir /directorypath
  • To mount a CIFS share mount.cifs //hostname-or-ip_address/sharename /mnt/testmnt -o ro,guest
  • To permanently add a CIFS share, you must edit the /etc/fstab file //hostname-or-ip_address/sharename /mnt/testmnt cifs ro,guest 0 0

Creating a Backup Destination

Now we can create a backup destination for our backups. Please log in to the vProtect dashboard and go to the "Backup Destination" tab on the left side menu. Then choose "File system" from the list of backup destinations you can create.
You only need to enter the unique name of the backup destination and mount point as the storage path.
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