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This page describes the upcoming March 2017 version of Datomizer®.

Overview

If you have completed all the stages in the Datomizer® setup wizard, then Datomizer® is ready for you to use. 

The Datomizer® application screens enable you to monitor Datomizer®'s operation, copy files, and make changes to the settings.  

The main actions are:

How to Log into Datomizer®

At the Login screen:

  1. Enter the Admin (or a username) name and password.

     
  2. Click LOG IN
     
We recommend you change the Admin password from the name of the AWS instance id. You can set the the Admin name and password in Settings. We recommend you use a different password to the encryption password. 

About the Datomizer® Screens

The main window contains links to these screens:

  1. The main dashboard
  2. Files
  3. Datomizer® Vaults
  4. Storage Nodes
  5. Settings
  6. Activity 

     

Datomizer® File Manager

About the Datomizer® File Manager

Your Vaults and local storage will appear in Datomizer®'s File Manager screen. 

You can use the File Manager dashboard to copy data from your network (or Amazon Elastic Block Store) drive to your new Vault.

If an Active Directory Server is connected to Datomizer® (or local network Samba access is enabled), your users won't need to log into Datomizer® in order to access files in the Datomizer® Vaults. Instead, users will log into a Samba server. See: Active Directory Settings and Samba.

Copy a File to and from the Vault

Https (443) port has to be accessible from your location in order to access the Datomizer® web management portal and to copy files.

See: Configure https (443) port to be accessible from your location.

To copy data from your network or AWS EBS drive to your new Vault:

  1. Click Files.



    The Files screen appears.

  2. Select a file you want to copy to/from the Vault.
  3. Click the Copy file icon.



    The file will be copied to the Vault. A progress bar indicates the status of the upload.

Delete a File From the Vault

  1. Click Files.
    The Files screen appears.
  2. Select a file you want to delete from the Vault.
  3. Click the Delete file icon.




    The File Removal dialog screen appears.

    File removal cannot be undone.
  4. Click Remove to confirm file deletion. 
    The file will be deleted from the Vault. 

Using Datomizer® Vaults

View the Total Vault Size

You can see the total Vault size at the top of the application screen.

Change Vault Configuration Settings

You can:

To change a Vault's configuration settings:

  1. Click Vaults.
    The Vaults screen appears. 
  2. Click the Configure Vault icon next to the Vault you want to duplicate. 



    The Change vault settings dialog screen appears.

     

Change the name of the Vault

  1. On the Info tab, enter a new name for the Vault. 
  2. Click UPDATE

Enable Access Protocols (SMB/CIFS or NFS)

  1. On the Info tab, use the slider to enable SMB/CIFS or NFS.
  2. Click UPDATE.  

Change the Vault size

  1. On the Info tab, use the slider to change the Vault Size.
  2. Click UPDATE

Change the Storage Nodes connected to a Vault

  1. Click the Connected Nodes tab.



    The list of Connected Nodes appears.
     
  2. Click the ⋁ (down) arrow next to the storage provider.



    The list of connected Storage Nodes appears. 
     
  3. Click the replace (right arrow) icon next to the Storage Node you want to replace.



    The Replace Storage Node window appears.
     
  4. From the list of available Storage Nodes, select the Storage Node you want to use.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click UPDATE.

Grant Vault access to appropriate Samba users and groups

  1. Click the Permissions tab.



    The Permissions dialog screen appears.
     
  2. Select any users or groups you want to grant Vault access via SAMBA.
  3. Use the slider button if you want to activate guest access. 
    This allows access without credentials.
  4. Click UPDATE.

Create a New Vault

Step 1: Start the Vault Setup Wizard

  1. Click Create New Vault

     



    The Vault Setup Wizard screen appears.  

Step 2: Choose the Storage Nodes

Select the Storage Nodes where you want to store the data from this Vault.

If you are using Datomizer® Enterprise, you can choose more than one storage provider (For example: AWS, Azure, and IBM).

  1. Select Storage Nodes
    You will see all the Storage Nodes available. 
  2. Choose the Storage Nodes you want the Vault to use.

    • When the Vault has been created, you won't be able to change the total number of Storage Nodes. However, you will be able to replace individual Storage Nodes.
    • More Storage Nodes give you higher performance and data protection. 
    • You must select at least three Storage Nodes
  3. Click Next.
    The Data Protection screen appears.


     

  4. Choose the level of data protection. 
    1. If you have selected more than three Storage Nodes, drag the controller to configure the data protection parameters to best fit your requirements. 
      • Use the - and buttons to change how many Storage Nodes or datacenters can fail. 
      • We recommend 30% to 50%, so you will have allow reliable and complete access to your data.
    2. If you have selected three Storage Nodes, the screen will display the configuration settings
  5. Click Next.

Step 3: Choose the Vault Type

  1. Choose the Vault type.   

    Global File System: Provides high performance and unlimited storage capacity. Use Global File System if you need unlimited storage capacity accessible from different geographical areas.

    Archive: Use Archive if you need low storage costs, with fast retrieval speeds. This is ideal for fast backups, as well as archives that may need to be retrieved from time to time. It provides long term storage of data that is compressed and deduplicated. All the data is compressed automatically.

  2. Click Next

Step 4: Choose Vault Name and Size

 

You can give your vault a name and description, and set the file size for the vault.

  1. Enter a unique name in the Vault Name field.
  2. Enter a description in the Vault Description field. This field is optional. 
  3. Enter the file size in the Vault Size field.
  4. Click Next
    The Configuration screen appears. 

Step 5: Configure Vault - Choose Access Protocols

  1. Choose NFS or SAN.
    For NFS, you can also configure remote access.
  2. Click Next.

Step 6: Configure Vault - Select Features

Features allow Datomizer® to use special algorithms for optimizing and reducing your data's storage size in the Vault.

  • Compression: Sets the type of lossless algorithm for compressing your data.
    • LZO has faster compression and decompression times than ZLIB, but it has a lower compression ratio.
    • zlib has a higher compression ratio, but it is comparatively slow. It uses the zlib level 3 setting.
  • Deduplication: Eliminates duplicate copies of repeated data. The algorithms look for repeating blocks of information and replaces them in order to reduce the overall storage size.
  1. Use the slider button to turn on or turn off compression.
    1. Choose the compression algorithm (LZO or zlib).
  2. Use the slider button to turn on or turn off deduplication.
  3. Click Next.
    The Encryption screen appears. 

Step 7: Choose Encryption Password

You can encrypt your Vault and prevent unauthorized access to your data. 

  1. Use the slider button to activate. 
  2. Enter a password.
  3. Enter the password again in the Confirmation field.
  4. Click Next.
    The Set Samba Access Permissions screen appears. 

Step 8: Set Samba Access Permissions

You can enable an access for specific groups and for specific users. You can also enable guest access.
 


  1. Enable any users or Groups you want to grant Vault access via Samba.
  2. Use the slider button if you want to activate guest access. 
    This allows access without credentials.
  3. Click Done.


Delete/Remove a Vault

Warning

Vault removal is permanent and cannot be undone. All the data will be deleted. We recommend you back up any data you want to keep.

To delete a Vault:

  1. Click Vaults.
    The Vaults screen appears. 
  2. Click the X icon next to the Vault you want to delete. 



    The first Vault Removal window appears.
     
  3. Enter the Vault name in the Current vault name field, to confirm Vault removal.
  4. Click Confirm.
    The second Vault Removal window appears.
  5. To confirm Vault removal, enter the Datomizer® Administrator password in the Administrator Password field. 
  6. Click Remove

Duplicate a Vault

To duplicate a Vault to a new Vault:

  1. Click Vaults.
    The Vaults screen appears. 
  2. Click the duplicate Vault icon next to the Vault you want to duplicate. 

     

    The Vault Setup Wizard dialog screen appears.
     
  3. Select the Storage Nodes where you want to store the data from this Vault, and follow the remaining steps in the Vault Setup Wizard (for instructions, see Step 1: Start the Vault Setup Wizard).

Filter the Vaults Displayed in the Vault Dashboard

You can use the filter to show only Vaults that match certain settings. For example, you can use the filter to show only Vaults that have compression enabled, and Samba disallowed.

  1. Click Vaults.
    The Vaults screen appears. 
  2. Click on the Filters button.



    The Filters screen appears.

  3. Select the filters you want to apply. 

Storage Nodes

To monitor your data in the Storage Nodes:

  1. Select Storage Nodes.  

View map of storage node locations

  1. Click Maps.

    The image below shows just the Storage Nodes you selected, including their geographic location.


 

Activate or Deactivate a Storage Node

  1. Click Storage Nodes.
  2. Find the Storage Node you want to replace.
  3. Click on the configuration icon next to the node. 
    The Storage Node Details screen appears.
  4. Click:
    • Deactivate if it is active.
    • Activate if it has been deactivated.
  5. Click Done

Replace a Storage Node

  1. Click Storage Nodes.
  2. Find the Storage Node you want to replace.
  3. Click on the configuration icon next to the node. 
    The Storage Node Details screen appears.
  4. Click Replace.
    The Replace Storage Node screen appears. It will show which Vaults use this Storage Node. 
  5. There is a checkbox next to each Vault that use the Storage Node. Select the Vaults you want to change. 
  6. Choose a new Storage Node (from the drop-down list) to replace the existing Storage Node.
  7. Click OK
    The Storage Node Details screen appears. 
  8. Click Done

To view the progress of the Storage Node replacement:

  1. Click Activity.


Can I Add a Storage Node to an Existing Vault?

You cannot add a Storage Node to an existing Vault.

You can create a new Vault with the Storage Nodes you want, and then copy the files across.

The Dashboards

The dashboards are a powerful collection of analytic tools for monitoring the behavior of your system.

Dashboard, the main dashboard window, contains links to:

  1. Storage Nodes dashboard
  2. Vault Info dashboard

Information Available on the Dashboards

The Dashboards provide information on:

  • Speed – both downlink and uplink average speeds
  • Vault Space Used – includes space for Failed Node Protection
  • Total Amount of Atoms – see Technical Description
  • Errors Rate – for example, if an upload fails. Note: no data is ever lost
  • Upload Buffer Size – history as data was uploaded
  • Number of Atoms in Upload Buffer – history as data was uploaded
  • Total Network IO 
  • Total Network IO (in atoms) 
  • L1 Cache – the cache size 

Viewing a time period

The timeline/range can be customized in order to view data in specific time periods.

View the Vault Info Dashboard

In the Vault Info dashboard, you can monitor each Vault.

To view the Vault Info dashboard:

  1. Click Dashboard
  2. Select VAULT Info

When you place your cursor on a graph location you will see the data that comprises this graph point. You can zoom into each graph.

View the Storage Nodes Dashboard

In the Storage Nodes dashboard, you can monitor each Storage Node.

To view the Storage Nodes dashboard:

  1. Select Dashboard
  2. Select Storage Nodes.

When you place your cursor on a graph location you will see the data that comprises this graph point. You can zoom into each graph.

View or Change Settings

  1. Click Settings

Configure Active Directory Server

You can connect Datomizer® to an Active Directory Server to control Samba access to the Datomizer® Vaults. This will disable the option to add Samba users from your local network. 

  1. Click Configure Active Directory. 

     


    The Active Directory Setup window appears.


     
  2. Enter the Active Directory domain, the IP address for the domain controller, Netbios name, user name, and password.
     
  3. Click CONNECT.  

Add or Change Samba groups

You can add Samba users from your local network if Datomia is not configured to use Active Directory Server settings.

  1. Click + Add Samba Group.
     The Add Samba Group window appears.


     
  2. Enter the group name, the Vault they can access, and the password. 

  3. Click OK.  

Add Samba users

You can add Samba users from your local network if Datomia is not configured to use Active Directory Server settings.

  1. Click + Add Samba Users.
    The Add Samba Users window appears.

  2. Enter the user name, group name, the Vault they can access, and password. 

  3. Click OK.  

View Cluster Nodes

  1. Click Cluster Nodes

     

    The screen will display a list of attached clusters.

Other Settings

Under the icon in the top right hand corner, you can: 

  • Export a Key File.
  • Shut down Datomizer®.

  • Log out of Datamizer®

Notifications - View changes and updates to the system

The Notifications window provides a list of changes made to the system.

  1. Click on the Notifications icon.



    The Notifications window appears.

     
     
  2. To see more details about a notification, click on its description. 
  3. Click the X icon to close the Notifications window.   

View past and current activities

View current activities

  1. Click Activity.
    The current activities appear.

     

View past activities

  1. Click Activity.
  2. Click Activity History
    The past activities appear. 

     

View system information

  1. Click Activity.
    The system information is displayed in the System Info window. 

It provides information such as: the protocol versions, the number of Vaults, the number of Storage Nodes, the amount of storage used, and the amount of storage available. 

 

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