This page provides a guide to configuring standard network storage as a Storage Target in Verba. The system supports the following network file protocols:
- SMB/CIFS shares: version and feature support depends on the underlying Windows Operating System, for more information, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/file-server/file-server-smb-overview
- DFS namespaces: version and feature support depends on the underlying Windows Operating System, for more information, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/dfs-namespaces/dfs-overview
For a general description of storage targets, please refer to Storage and export targets.
Follow the steps below to create a new storage target for your network storage:
Step 1 - Open the Verba Web interface then select Data Management > Storage targets from the top menu.
Step 2 - Click on Add New Storage Target
Step 3 - Fill out the configuration form according to the requirements in the following table.
|Name||Name your storage target. This name will identify this target across the system.|
|Type||Select Network Storage|
|Path||Specify the path where the storage is accessible in the Windows file system (UNC path)|
|Use custom credentials for accessing file share|
Defines if the system will use custom credentials to access the network storage. Enable this setting if you want to use credential-based authentication for the network storage.
If unchecked, the system will use the service logon user to authenticate when connecting to the network storage. The service logon user has to be set for the following services on all servers:
|Login Name||Login name of the user authorized to access the network storage|
|Password||Password for the user|
|Export Target||When enabled, the storage target is available as an export target for all or specific users.|
Step 4 - Click Save to save the settings
After this point, the storage target is available for use by other Verba components (e.g. Data management policies).