Category: Data Protector

How to configure B2D storage to Data Protector

Data Protector has the simplified option to add a local hard drive which is inbuilt or any usb drive or DAS to configure as B2D storage.

B2D storage can configured on any local drive like C, D, E, F etc. Even you can configured it on a usb drive as well. The best part is that you can configure multiple B2D folder as a separate B2D folder storage to the Data Protector.

Lets check the option to create B2D folder to a local drive

Go to the local drive and create a Folder and give any name as per your wish

In Data Protector go to Devices & Media from the drop down

Now right click on Devices and click Add Device

Now you can put any name for as Device Name and Description. Device Type – File Library, Interface Type – Data Protector and Client – you can choose the server where B2D folder is located, click Next

Now copy and paste the path of the folder from the respective drive and click Add and then click Next

Again click Next

Now Data Protector will recognize that folder folder automatically, click Finish to complete the process.

Now again go to Device and Media and confirm that the B2D has been configured successfully.

Similar way you can create multiple folders in the local drive and configure multiple B2D.

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How to add cloud storage to Data Protector 10

Micro Focus Data Protector also supports cloud based storage to backup and restore from various cloud platforms like Azure, Amazon S3 and other cloud storage.

Cloud storage can be configured using its security credential to integrate with cloud provider and to transmit the data to the cloud storage. It support public cloud which works similar to Back to Disk (B2D) storage.

Lets check how to configured the Amazon S3 cloud storage with Data Protector

Log in to Data Protector Cell Manager

Then from the drop down > choose Device & Media

Right click on Devices and choose > Add Device

Then give a Device Name and Description and choose Device Type > Backup to Disk > Interface type > Cloud (Amazon S3 API compatible target > Next

Now you can choose S3 Region > then enter Access Key ID and Secret Access Key > and you can select or create a new Bucket on Amazon

Now you either select exiting bucket if already created on amazon which will list automatically or create a new bucket. Note that bucket name can only be in small letters, without space and no special character. Now click OK

Now post adding or selecting the Bucket > click Add as shown below

Then click Settings

Then choose Default media pool > Amazon_MediaPool and click OK

If you want to change setting of the amazon storage you can click Advanced in above option and make changes like number of jobs to run a time etc.

The gateway will be added and you can click Next

Now Amazon Backup to Disk is added with same Bucket name which you selected or created > click Finish

You can also expand and find same bucket name under Devices option

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