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

Table of Contents

Before You Start

Before you can setup Datomizer® S3 NAS, you must have signed up and launched a Virtual Machine from AWS Marketplace.

Overview

The Datomizer® Setup Wizard will help you: 

  1. Configure Datomizer® with your connected AWS account.
  2. Create a Vault.
    1. Select the AWS Storage Nodes you want use in a Vault.
    2. Choose the type of Vault.
    3. Configure the Vault. Set the compression, deduplication and encryption settings.
  3. Set up other users' access rights to the Vault.

Log into Datomizer® for the First Time

At the Login screen:

  1. Enter the Admin name and password.
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    1. The default user is admin

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  2. Click LOG IN

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You can change the the Admin name and password in Settings.

Setup a New System

If you are setting up a new system, the following screen will appear:

  1. Click on SETUP NEW SYSTEM.


     
  2. Select Create New Cluster and enter the local machine IP address.

    Enter a namespace and click Create. 

    The cluster will start up.

If you selected an IAM role before launching the Setup Wizard

  1. Read the License Agreement, and select the I accept checkbox. Click NEXT
    The Vault Password Configuration screen appears.

  2. Set a Datomizer® Administrator password in the admin password field.

  3. Enter the Datomizer® Administrator password again in the Confirm admin password field.
  4. Click Next.
    The keyfile screen will be displayed if you selected an IAM role before launching the Setup Wizard.
    Follow these steps if you selected an IAM role before launching the Setup Wizard: 
  5. Set a Datomizer® Key File password in the keyfile password field.
  6. Enter the Key File password again in the Confirmation field.
  7. Click Download keyfile
  8. When the Key File has downloaded, click Done
     
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Store the Key File and the password in a safe place. 

Datomia® will configure your system, and the Datomia® dashboard will be displayed:

If you did not select an IAM role before launching the Setup Wizard

If you did not select an IAM role before launching the Setup Wizard, a screen will appear prompting you to enter your AWS account details. 

  1. Read the License Agreement, and select the I accept checkbox. Click NEXT.



  2. Click Add.
    The Credentials screen appears.
     
  3. Enter your Amazon Account Name, Access Key and Secret Key.



  4. Click Next.



    The Storage Nodes screen appears. It will display the connected AWS account. 
     
  5. Click Next.
    The Vault Password Configuration screen appears.

  6. Set a Datomizer® Administrator password in the admin password field.

  7. Enter the Datomizer® Administrator password again in the Confirm admin password field.
  8. Click Next.
    The Key file screen appears. 

  9. Enter the Key File password. This can be found on the Your Security Credentials Screen in AWS.
  10. Enter the Key File password again in the Confirmation field.
  11. When the Key File has downloaded, click Done

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    Store the Key File and the password in a safe place. 

    Datomia® will configure your system, and the Datomia® dashboard will be displayed:

Create New Vault

  1. Click Create New Vault

     

Choose the Storage Nodes

Choose the Storage Nodes you want to work with Datomizer®

  1. Select Storage Nodes
    You will see all the AWS Storage Nodes available under your AWS account. 



  2. Choose the Storage Nodes you want the Vault to use.
    You must choose more than one Storage Node. 
  3. Click Next.



    The Data Protection screen appears.
     
  4. Choose the level of data protection. 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.
  5. Click Next

Choose the Vault Type

  1. Choose the vault type.   

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    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

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.

Configure Vault

Choose Access Protocols

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

Select Features

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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. 

Choose Encryption Password

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

  1. Use the slider button to activate. 
  2. Select the type of encryption.
  3. Enter an encryption key password.
  4. Enter the encryption key password again in the Confirmation encryption key password field.
  5. Click Next.
    The Set Samba Access Permissions screen appears. 

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.

You Can Now Start Using Datomizer®

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The screen will display "Please wait. System is initializing". The Datomizer® dashboard will then appear. 

You can now start using Datomizer®.

Next step: Follow the instructions described in the Using Datomizer® section.