Customizing the Create a Volume and a CIFS Share workflow

You can customize your workflows based on your requirements. For example, you can modify the predefined Create a Volume and a CIFS Share workflow to include deduplication and compression.

About this task

The customization and illustrations in this task are examples; you can modify the WFA workflows based on your requirements.

Steps

  1. Click Workflow Design > Workflows.
  2. Select the Create a Volume and a CIFS Share workflow, and then click Clone icon on the toolbar.
  3. Click the Details tab and edit the description of the workflow in the Workflow name field.
  4. Click the Workflow tab, expand the storage schema, and then drag and drop the Setup deduplication and compression command in between the Create volume and Create CIFS share commands.
  5. Place your mouse cursor below the Setup deduplication and compression command on the first row and then click .
  6. In the Volume tab of the Parameters for 'Setup deduplication and compression' dialog box, select the by using a previously defined Volume option, and then select the share_volume option in the Define Volume field, which is the Volume object variable created by the Create Volume command in the workflow.
  7. Click the Other Parameters tab and perform the following steps:
    1. Select true in the StartNow field.
    2. Select Inline in the Compression field.
    3. Enter 'sun-sat@1' expression in the Schedule field, which schedules deduplication and compression on all days of the week at 1 a.m.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Preview to ensure that the planning of the workflow is completed successfully, and then click OK.
  10. Click Save.