Manage Storage Server

All Storage Servers is activated with  pre-installed special OS template - "Filer (CentOS 6, Rsync, FTP, Samba) (64-bit)".

Take a note, that default folder for data storage in the Storage Server is /home/storage.

"Filer" OS template have pre-installed services and tools like:
  • Rsync tool
  • FTP (vsFTPd) service
  • Samba (smbclient, smbd) service
1. Rsync usage

1.1. You can securely sync data between target server and the Storage Server by using SSH keys. Instructions how to do that:

a. Generate SSH key on the target server (not the Storage Server!):

ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -q -P ""

b. Copy created SSH key to the Storage Server from the target server:

ssh-copy-id -i /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub root@storage_server_IP

c. Test connection between the target server and the Storage Server. Execute this command from the target server:

rsync -avz -e "ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null" --progress /home storage_server_IP:/home/storage 

2. FTP usage

2.1. "Filer" OS template have FTP service (vsFTPd) installed and ready to use. You can easily login by using any popular FTP client. 

Example login details:

FTP hostname: xxxx.cookievps.com
Username: root
Password: root_user_password
Port: 21

3. SAMBA usage

3.1. Login to the Storage Server SAMBA from another Linux systems:

smbclient //xxxx.cookievps.com/storage -U root

3.2. In order to connect (mount) Storage Server and Windows systems (to use it as attached storage) use this guide:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows/create-shortcut-map-network-drive#1TC=windows-7

(Example "Folder" name: \\xxxx.cookievps.com)

3.3. In order to connect (mount) Storage Server and MAC OS systems (to use it as attached storage) use this guide:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH10644?locale=en_US

(Example "Server" name: smb://xxxx.cookievps.com)

Note: Storage Server is designed for archiving non-critical data (e.g. backups), therefore additional backups are not being done. Customer is responsible for data recovery (e.g. from secondary storage) in the event of unlikely RAID6 failure (when 3 or more hard drives fail at the same time). 

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