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Continuous Data Protection on NSS Smart Storage devices

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Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:10
Apr 26th, 2016
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Objective

Cisco offers the Continuous Data Protection software which aims to offer real time backup and protection to critical data in your network. You can choose, depending on the type, which files to backup and offer protection. With a Smart Storage device in your network, you can use the software so the data in your computer is backed up and protected in real time directly to the storage device.

This article explains how to setup the Continuous Data Protection software with a Smart Storage device.

Applicable Devices

• NSS Smart Storage Devices

Software Version

• v3.1.4.0

Continuous Data Protection Procedure

Step 1. Install the Continuous Data Protection software in your computer.

Note: Cisco only offers the software for 32-bit computers. If you have a 64-bit computer, the software can't be installed.

Step 2. After installation, the Continuous Data Protection wizard opens.

Step 3. Click Next to continue with the wizard.

Step 4. In the What is Critical tab, in the Folders and Files section, click Details. The Folders and Files Settings page opens.

Step 5. Click Include



The Select Folders page opens:

Step 6. There two ways to select files:

• Browse for a folder you want to add.

• In the Folder Name field, enter the folder you want to add, or enter a file extension in the form "*."( for example, *.doc).

Step 7. Click OK to save your settings.

Step 8. In the What is Critical tab, in the Applications section, click details. The Critical Settings page opens.

Step 9. From the list, check the check box of the applications you want to add.

Step 10. Click OK to save your settings.

Step 11. Click Next to continue with the wizard.

Step 12. In the E-mail Protection tab, in the E-mail Application drop-down menu, choose the email application you want you emails to be backed up.

• Lotus Notes — Saves emails with the extensions .id and .nsf.

• Microsoft Outlook — Saves emails with the extension .pst.

• Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5, 6 — Saves emails with the extensions .mbx and .dbx.

• All — Saves emails with all the extensions supported.

• Other — The E-mail Application Data Folder activates so you can either browse for a spsecific folder where you save your emails, or enter an extension in the form "*.".

Step 13. In the How often to protect your email drop down menu, choose the how often you want you want your emails to be backed up (Never, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly).

Step 14. Click Next to continuous with the wizard.

Step 15. In the Remote Storage tab, in the Back up to drop-down menu, choose File Server.

Step 16. In the Location field, you can do the following to properly add the location of the Smart Storage device:

• If your Smart Storage device has a domain name that identifies it, you can enter that name in the field.

• If your computer is sharing a folder with the Smart Storage device, you can browse and select that folder.

• If you know the IP address of the Smart Storage device, enter the IP address in the field.

Step 17. In the Maximum space for backups field, enter the number of space available in the storage device for backup. You can choose the size type from the drop-down menu (bytes, KB, MB, GB, or TB).

Step 18. Click Next to continue with the wizard.

Step 19. In the Initial Backup tab, you can select whether to perform the backup after the culmination of the wizard, or at a later time.

Step 20. Click Next to continue with the wizard.

Step 21. Click Finish to end the wizard and the setup of the software.

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