Managing private storage

The primary tools for managing private storage, including Storage Reporting to view storage statistics, selecting the partnership model for customers and selecting the storage pool for the device.

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.

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.