SolarWinds Backup Help

Managing private storage

The primary tools for managing private storage are as follows.

Tool Tasks performed

Storage Node Installer

  • Installing storage nodes
  • Reconfiguring storage nodes

Backup & Recovery Console

  • Getting statistics for storage nodes (used size, total size, reserved size, number of devices)
  • Selecting a partnership model for customers
  • Selecting a storage pool for devices

Cloud Management Console (legacy)

  • Changing storage node states (Online/Offline and Operable/Out of service)
  • Checking which storage pool a backup device is assigned to

Third-party monitoring systems (Nagios, Zabbix, etc.)

Checking HTTPS port availability and the amount of free space left on a storage node. Learn more.

Viewing storage statistics

Use the Backup & Recovery Console to get statistics for storage nodes belonging to your company: used size, total size, reserved size, number of devices.

  1. Log in to the Console as a Superuser, Administrator, Manager or Operator.
  2. In the vertical menu, click Storage reporting.

The Storage reporting module in the Console is available to software-only partners only.

Selecting partnership model for customers

By default, your customers use the same storage that is available to your company. You can set a partnership model for each of your customers individually.

  1. Log in to the Backup & Recovery Console as a SuperUser.
  2. In the vertical menu, select Customer management.
  3. Click to edit a customer.
  4. Choose an appropriate value from the Service type list ("Software-only" or "All-inclusive").

The changes will take effect within the next 30 minutes.

Selecting storage pool for device

When you add a new backup device, you can select a storage pool for it. Choose Any if you want the device to use all storage pools available to the customer.

To find out which storage pool an existing device is assigned to, use the Cloud Management Console.

  1. Right-click the device and choose Statistics from the context menu.
  2. Click Show storage nodes.