A Host must have a Disk Safe before any Backup jobs will run.
There is an option to create a Disk Safe while adding a new Host.
Follow the instructions below to create a Disk Safe in your CDP Server System.
1. Open the Web browser connecting to the CDP Server Web Interface and log in.
2. Click on "Hosts" in the Main Menu to access the "Hosts" page.
The "Hosts" page typically loads automatically after you log in.
3. Select the Host by clicking on the appropriate Host Name link in the "Host Name" column. Or you can click on the corresponding "Open" link under "Actions".
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To find a Host, you can use the Host List Filter.
4. Select the "Disk Safes" tab in the "Host" Menu.
5. Click "New Disk Safe" on the "Disk Safes" page.
If you are creating a new Disk Safe for a Host with an existing Disk Safe, you will be warned that your next Backup will take a new Seed Image of all Partitions on the Host. If you want to proceed, click "Continue".
6. When the "Start New Disk Safe" page has loaded, define the following settings specific to the new Disk Safe:
- Compression Level - Define the level of compression for the Disk Safe.
This can be changed later and the new setting will be applied to future Backups.
See Disk Safe Compression for more details.
- Defragment if free space exceeds x - Select the check box and a value from the drop-down menu. This setting limits the free space to x. It shrinks the unused space in your Disk space freed by deleting or rotating out unwanted Incremental Backups, reducing the Disk usage counted against Quotas. If your Disk Safe has more than the selected percentage of wasted or free space, defragmentation will be launched. This will shrink and optimize your Disk Safe files after every Backup operation.
Recommended. This setting can be changed later.
For more information, see Disk Safe Defragmention.
- Encryption - Enable encryption for the Disk Safe.
Once a Disk Safe with encryption enabled is created, only the passphrase can be changed.
Encryption cannot be disabled later without creating a new Disk Safe.
For more information, refer to Disk Safes Encryption.
7. Click "OK".