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Creating Disk Safes

A Host must have a Disk Safe before any Backup jobs will run.

Follow the instructions below to create a Disk Safe in your Linux Control Server For Data Centers.

1. Open the Web browser connecting to the Linux Control Server Web Interface and log in.

2. When the page has loaded, you should see the "Hosts" tab of the interface. If the "Hosts" page does not open, click on "Hosts".

The "Hosts" page usually 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".

Note: To find a Host, you can use the Host List Filter (New Feature in Version 2).

4. Select "Disk Safes" from the "Host" Menu.

5. Click on "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, select "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 setting can be changed later.

See Linux Control Server - 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." The Defragment Task runs when the free space limit is reached. The Defragment Task shrinks the unused space by deleting or rotating out unwanted Incremental Backups in your Disk space. The Defragment Task reduces the Disk usage counted against Quotas. If your Disk Safe has more than the selected percent of wasted or free space, defragmentation will be launched. This Task 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 Defragmentation.


  • Use Encryption - Select the check box to enable encryption for the Disk Safe. This setting allows the Backup Data to be encrypted during the storage process.
    Once a Disk Safe with encryption enabled is created, only the passphrase can be changed.
    Encryption can not be disabled later without creating a new Disk Safe. For more information, refer to Disk Safes Encryption.

7. Click "OK".

The next steps are described in:

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