WD Sentinel DX4000 CIFS Mounted Disk Storage to Linux
The Western Digital Sentinel DX4000 uses Microsoft’s Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials for its operating system and can be used as a CIFS mount for the Arkeia Servers Disk Storage area.
Start a "Remote Desktop" session from your Windows Workstation or "rdesktop" from your Linux machine Enter the IP address of your WD Sentinel NAS Click "Connect"
Login to the Sentinel as "Administrator"
Click "Yes" to accept the Security Certificate
Share The Storage Drive
Start Menu > Computer
* Right Click on the D Drive * Share With > Advanced Sharing
Click "Advanced Sharing"
Check the "Share This Folder" box and ensure your share name
Type in "Administrator" and Click "Check Names"
Select "Administrator" and Click "OK"
Select "Administrator" and give him Full Control
Click "Apply Click "OK"
Click "Apply" Click "OK"
Verify that D: is shared
Mount Share to Linux Backup Server
Login to your Linux backup server and become “root” user.
If you do not have forward and reverse Name Resolution on your network, then you may want to use IP Addresses instead of hostnames. The WD Sentinel is set to DHCP by default so if the IP address changes, you’ll need to update your DNS entries and redo the mount point. An alternate solution is to set your Sentinel to a Static IP address.
Create the mount point mkdir /media/wdsentinel/ Mount the CIFS share to your backup server mount -t cifs //wdsentinel/d /media/wdsentinel -o username=Administrator,password=xxxxxxxx Verify the Storage is mounted mount /dev/sda7 on / type ext4 (rw) /dev/sda6 on /home type ext4 (rw) /dev/sda8 on /opt type xxt4 (rw) /dev/sda5 on /boot type ext4 (rw) /dev/sdb on /vol0 type xfs (rw,noatime,nodiratime,inode64,nobarrier,logbufs=8) //wdsentinel/d on /media/wdsentinel type cifs (rw,mand)
Create the Disk Storage (Where To Backup)
- Verify the"D:/ Drive Capacity" on your WD Sentinel before creating the Arkeia Disk Storage
- Verify that you have enough Disk Storage License for all existing and the WD Sentinel Disk Storage Combined
Backup > Where To Backup > Disk Storage
Click "Add A Disk Storage
* Enter a name for your Disk Storage * Adjust the Disk Storage Capacity as needed for your environment * Add the path to your CIFS Share
IMPORTANT! When creating Disk Storage using Network Mounts, never create the Disk Storage on the mount itself.
EXAMPLE: /media/wdsentinel/cifsbackups OK /media/wdsentinel/ NOT OK!
Choose "Add DiskStorage to a new Drivepack"
View the created Disk Storage in the Arkeia WebUI
Verify the Arkeia Disk Storage files are created on the share ls -la /media/wdsentinel/cifsbackups/ total 9 drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Feb 13 13:48 . drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Feb 13 13:39 .. -rwxrwSrwx 1 root root 0 Feb 13 13:39 .ARK_NOBACKUP -rwxrwSrwx 1 root root 377 Feb 13 13:39 .ARK_VTL.lst drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Feb 13 13:41 dedupe