Configuring backup location for Windows

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You should configure the volume for Snapshot backups to be stored even when you have Active IQ Unified Manager installed on Windows.

What you’ll need

The cluster, storage VM, and volume must meet the following requirements:

  • Cluster requirements:

    • ONTAP 9.3 or greater must be installed

    • It should be geographically close to the Unified Manager server

    • It is monitored by Unified Manager

  • Storage VM requirements:

    • iSCSI connectivity on ONTAP cluster

    • iSCSI protocol must be enabled for the configured machine

    • You should have a dedicated volume and LUN for backup configuration. The selected volume should contain only one LUN and nothing else.

    • The size of the LUN should be at least twice the data size expected to be handled in the 9.9 Active IQ Unified Manager.

      This sets the same size requirement on volume as well.

    • Make sure All Read/Write access is selected

    • Make sure that Superuser Access is set to “any” in the export policy

  • Volume and LUN requirements:

    • The volume should be at least double the size of the Unified Manager MySQL data directory.

    • The security style must be set to Windows

    • The local snapshot policy must be disabled

    • Volume autosize should be enabled

    • The performance service level should be set to a policy with high IOPS and low latency, such as “Extreme”