How do I use Datacore vFilO with Wasabi?

Datacore vFilO has been validated for use with Wasabi.  More info on the Datacore + Wasabi solution can be found here.  The steps below will guide you through the process of connecting vFilO to Wasabi, and applying the policies to move files automatically and transparently to the selected bucket.

1. Login to Datacore vFilO admin portal via browser https://<ip-address>:8443

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2. Navigate to Infrastructure & Data tab

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3. Navigate to "Storage Systems" & Click "Add Storage System"

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4. Fill in the files with the appropriate information and then click "Add Storage System":

  • Name - <name of the storage system> (ex. Wasabi)
  • Type - choose "Generic S3"
  • <Access Key> (from the Wasabi web console)
  • <Secret Key> (from the Wasabi web console)
  • Endpoint - s3.wasabisys.com

Note that this config example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-1 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article

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5. Click mceclip5.png and select an empty bucket from the list, then click "Next Step>"

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6. Click "Next Step" leaving the "Shared Volume" box unchecked:

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7. Click "Add Volumes" after reviewing your selection to create the volume

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8. Navigate back "Volumes" under "Infrastructure & Data" and check if the new volume is added to the list.

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9. Now that the Wasabi volume is create and available, we can apply the vFilO policy to move files to Wasabi.

First, navigate to "Shares" under "Infrastructure & Data" to see the list of available shares. vFilO policies can be applied at any level: share, folder or even individual files. In this example we will be using the "wasabi-test" folder under the "/data" share. By clicking on the "/data" share, and then the "wasabi-test" folder name, we can explore the folder contents and identify the current location of the files. Notice that files under this folder are located on one of the local volumes.

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10. Now we are going apply a policy to move all the files under this folder to Wasabi. Navigate back to the "/data" share by using the tabs on the top. Then click on the pencil icon  mceclip11.png next to "Objectives" on the "wasabi-test" folder, to edit the objectives for the selected folder.

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11. Scroll to the bottom of the list to find the objective "place-on-Wasabi::vfilo-east1-bucket1", click on the checkbox to select, and then click "Save".

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12. The above action triggers all the data located on the "wasabi-test" folder to move to the selected Wasabi bucket. All files will be deduplicated, compressed and (optionally) encrypted before sent to Wasabi to maximize bandwidth use and capacity allocated on Wasabi. 

After a few minutes we can navigate to the "wasabi-test" folder to check the new location of the files, and confirm that they are now stored on Wasabi.

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Important to notice that all the files will still be available and visible at the share, even when stored on Wasabi. Any attempts to access the file on the share will trigger vFilO to automatically download the file from Wasabi and re-hydrate it on a local volume. This whole process is instantaneous and completely automated and transparent for the user accessing the files.

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