Mount NFS exports

You can mount NFS exports to capture data from your data source to Transfer Appliance, by exporting directories on the Transfer Appliance via NFS.

Data copied onto the exported NFS share is encrypted and saved in a staging area on the Transfer Appliance.

Prerequisites

You need to know the following information to export an NFS share:

In addition, make sure that:

NOTE: The reserved capacity of Transfer Appliance when using NFS share capture method is:

  • TA100 — 8.5TB
  • TA480 — 18TB

    When using the TA480 and NFS share capture method, you must create a minimum of four shares that are each 101TB. You can create more shares, as long as the total size of all shares is 405TB or less. We recommend that you arrange your data in chunks to fit on the NFS shares for the sizes that you create. For example, if you create four 101TB shares, you'd arrange your data to fit within 101TB or smaller chunks.

Exporting an NFS share

To create NFS shares:

  1. Open the Transfer Appliance Web User Interface.

  2. Click Menu .

  3. Select Export NFS share.

    The Export NFS share window appears and displays default NFS shares. The TA100 will have a single NFS share. The TA480 will have four NFS shares.

    The space available for NFS shares depends on how much data was previously captured on the Transfer Appliance using other capture methods.

  4. Click More next to a share, and click Export NFS share. The Export NFS share window is displayed.

  5. Enter the NFS share name.

  6. For the NFS client name(s) or IP Address(es), enter the comma separated client names or IP addresses on which you wish to mount and access the NFS share.

  7. If the share is to be accessible for all clients, click the Accessible to all clients checkbox.

  8. Click Export to export the NFS share on Transfer Appliance.

  9. If you want to access the NFS share from additional NFS clients, click More next to the share, and edit the client name or IP address.

Mounting NFS exports on data source servers

Repeat this procedure on each source server or workstation from which you need to copy data. Mounting is a manual procedure on each data source system.

Run the following command from the command prompt:

Linux

Run the following command from the command prompt to mount the NFS client software, which mounts the NFS share on a Linux server:

sudo mount -t nfs [TRANSFER_APPLIANCE_ADDRESS]:/nfs/[SHARE_NAME] -o rw,nolock,hard,intr,noatime,nocto [SHARE_MOUNT_PATH]

For example, where share1 is the share name and /mnt/nfs1/ is the mount path:

sudo mount -t nfs 192.168.5.10:/nfs/share1 -o rw,nolock,hard,intr,noatime,nocto /mnt/nfs1/

After mounting the NFS share, you can copy files onto the NFS mounted path using the cp command.

Microsoft Windows

Run the following command from the command prompt to mount the NFS client software, which mounts the NFS share on a Microsoft Windows server:

mount \\[TRANSFER_APPLIANCE_ADDRESS]:/nfs/[SHARE_NAME] -o nolock,hard,intr,noatime,nocto [DRIVE_LETTER]

For example, where share1 is the share name and /mnt/nfs1/ is the local mount path:

mount 192.168.5.10:/nfs/share1 -o rw,nolock,hard,intr,noatime,nocto N:

After mounting the NFS share, you can copy files onto the NFS mounted path using one of these methods:

  • Windows Explorer drag and drop feature on Microsoft Windows.
  • copy command.
  • rsync command.
  • Microsoft Windows Robocopy tool.

Deleting NFS shares

You can delete an NFS share if you choose not to use it, or if you decide that you don't want to rehydrate the data.

If you decide to delete an NFS share after capturing data, the captured data remains on Transfer Appliance, reducing the available space for other data capture jobs.

To delete an NFS share:

  1. Open the Transfer Appliance Web User Interface.

  2. Go to the Jobs Status window.

  3. Click More next to the job you want to delete.

  4. Click Delete.

What's next

If you have data on HDFS you'd like to capture, see Performing an HDFS Capture.

To monitor data capture jobs, see Monitoring Data Capture Jobs.

If you are done capturing data, see Shipping Transfer Appliance.