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    Data Container Configuration

    Data Container - Definition

    The Container is the point of access for data stored when you use the Active Archive workflow.
    • Containers use the local Nodeum Disk Caching system when data are copied. 
    • Each container allows privilege management. Users & Groups access permissions configuration can be set for each container. 

    Containers are accessible : 

    • as a Network Shared Folder into the Nodeum's server in using NFS/SMB protocols.
    • as a Bucket in using S3 protocol (on port 9000).

    Even if the file stored on a secondary storage, the user see the file, the user can retrieve it easily and the user keep the access to the data.


    How to create a Container ?

    This describes the different steps to create containers inside Nodeum and provide a Global Virtualization of your Secondary Storage(s).

    The Container definition is available in the Data Container menu.

    To create a new Container you have to click on the '+' button and complete the information requested.

    Container Name This is the name of the Container. The name is set at the creation and can't be changed. If you are looking to use it as S3 target please refer to the Specifications to follow the naming conventions.
    Comment This allows adding a description or comment.
    Advanced Settings
    Automatic Push Data To configure this option, you have to select a destination pool. When contents are written in the container, these contents will be automatically recopied to the selected destination storage.
    Cache Cleaning Define a target secondary storage that will be used to offload contents stored in the cache. This will be activated only if the cache is full or reach the limit capacity defined.
    Quota This quota specifies the maximum size to allocate to this container.
    Cache resources allocation Specify the percentage of the overall data container size to allocate to this container (0 equals no limitation)


    Privileges Definition

    To configure the Rights and Privileges for each container, you have to select the action button on the right of the container line.

    Then you can define what the use allowed to access the Container in Read/Write or Read OnlyYou have some options available r :

    You choose the user(s) and select the permission you need like:

    • Read/Write
    • Read Only
    • No access.

    Finally, you can also set the privilege for the Guest account.

    How to use a Container with a S3 Protocol ?

    If you have an Application or Server configured to store its data in S3.  Nodeum can receive directly the data into a specific Container.

    For this, you need to configure some parameters to activate the communication between the Application and Nodeum.

    Here are the different steps to follow :

    1. Create a specific user 
    2. Enable the S3 access for this User and Nodeum will generate automatically the Key id and Password you need to receive S3 data.
    3. Create a container and give the privileges to the user you have just created above.
    4. Remap the S3 policies for this newly created container.

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