Exporting and importing recovery packages

After you configure the NAS Bridge, you can export a recovery package to save your configuration settings. If a failure occurs, you can import the NAS Bridge package to facilitate recovery.

About this task

You should export the NAS Bridge recovery package whenever you make configuration changes or upgrade to a newer version of NAS Bridge. Saving the recovery package can make recovering a failed NAS Bridge easier, because you can quickly restore your settings by uploading and importing the recovery package to the recovered NAS Bridge.

Attention: If a failure occurs and you have imported the recovery package, you must also manually activate the NAS Bridge file systems by following the "file system emergency takeover" procedure.

Steps

  1. Click Maintenance at the top of the web page.
  2. Click Recovery Package.
  3. To export and download the current NAS Bridge configuration:
    1. Click Generate Package.
      The recovery package is listed in the table on the web page.
    2. Select the row containing the recovery package you want to download, and click Download to save the recovery package to your local workstation.
  4. To import a saved recovery package to the NAS Bridge:
    Attention: You cannot recover a version 2.3.1 NAS Bridge by using a version 2.2.1 recovery package. You must use a recovery package with a major version that matches the version of the NAS Bridge you are recovering. For example, you can use a version 2.3 recovery package to recover a version 2.3.1 NAS Bridge.
    Note: Only use the import feature as part of failure recovery, which is described in the NAS Bridge installation and setup instructions.
    1. Depending on your browser, click Choose File or Browse, and select a recovery package you previously downloaded.
    2. Click Upload.
      The recovery package is displayed in the table on the web page.
    3. Select the row containing the recovery package, and click Import to update the NAS Bridge with the configuration data.
    4. When prompted, click Yes, import to import the file and reboot the NAS Bridge.
      When you import a recovery package, the NAS Bridge reboots. You might receive error messages if you access the NAS Bridge or the Management API while the system is rebooting. To avoid these errors, wait approximately 15 minutes after starting the import process before attempting to access the NAS Bridge or the Management API.
    5. When the NAS Bridge has finished rebooting, log in again.
    6. Follow the steps in the file system emergency takeover procedure to manually activate the NAS Bridge file systems.
  5. To delete a recovery package, select it, and click Remove.