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ArchiverFS has the capability of working with cloud storage offerings. But before making a decisionto arrangeany cloud for archiving there are a few things that have to be thought about and these are:
- The amount of data will need to be move?
- How fast is the internet connection?
- How big or the largest files that users might need to access by seamless links?
These three items are quite important for the smoothfunctioning or working of this archiving system. First, files need to be moved to 2nd tier storage across your local internet connection and then when users want to access any of those files; they will need to be collect over that internet connection.
Able to move
Look here first, if you are ableto move everything that has not been used in over 3 years to 2nd line storage, than as a guide it is recommended you allow for 75% of your total system of file to be moved. Obviously the exact percent might vary, and you can always turnup or down the age setting as needed.
It is suggested that you first calculate how long the time will take to move 75% of file system to storage in the cloud by current internet connection. These are merely a calculation, but remember to not confuse Mb’s (MegaBits) and MB’s (megaBytes). File system sizes will usually be considered in MB’s and speed of line speed with usually be planned in Mb’s. Divide these Mb’s by 8 to adapt to MB’s.
You need to establish what the biggest file size your users will usually need to access. Then work out how long it will take a user to open that size file over the internet connection, you then can set size limits of files to be moved, which may help if there are a small number of files that are pointedly bigger than the average.
Setting up archiving
If your files are especially large, or if the internet connection is not fast enough or if it will take a very long time to move all your file to storage in the cloud, then it might be better to use “stand alone storage” on a NAS device. But if you are feeling good about proceed and all numbers add up, setting up this archiving will be very easy.
Archiving over a VPN
Once cloud VM is up and running well with a Windows operation system, you will be able to setup site-to-site VPN. Nearly all providers of cloud storage will allow you to configure a site-to-site VPN between cloud storage and on-site structure. This VPN is quite important, as it allows connection between cloud storage and internal structure, and it is across this VPN that files will be moved as well as retrieved.
When configuring the connections outbound for your VPN, it is important to be certain that the server ArchiverFS will run or will have access to it, and also make certain that all of your workstations are able to access it. When a workstation connects on a link left by ArchiverFS all of the IO goes straight from the workstation to the 2nd line storage, it does not go by way the ArchiverFS server.
Then when the inbound connections are configured it is important to make sure the cloud archive service connects to at the least one domain controller on your network. The cloud server will need to be a member of your domain if you wish to preserve permissions.
When you have set-up VPN and configured firewall rules, you will to be able to connect to your cloud server from your domain as a member server. Then, build a test share on archive and be certain both the ArchiverFS server as well as your users all can access this new test share over VPN.
When you have finished configuration and tested cloud server and VPN, you should work through to the quick setup guide.
Archiving to Amazon Glacier
Amazon Glacier gives servicefor GB storage costs that is better than almost anyone, are any cost with local NAS device (dependent on device and service life). Amazon Glacier is a product that is fantastic, except for only one problem. The one problem is that it is hard to assimilate Amazon Glacier with on-premise services. At this writing, you are able to interact with the Amazon Glacier by the Amazon console or by the HTTP API.
There is no way to share Amazon cloud storageto your network, or post this storage to a VM as a volume. But there are ways around this and the manufactures of ArchiverFS to help you with this problem.
Getting further help
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