We are creating Vault Store Partitions. (On a Netapp Filer)
After creating the partition, I browse to the physical path and check permissions. "Everyone" has full rights.
It's my understanding that only the VSA should have Full Permisions to the physical partition path. I ask because this has caused issues in clearing the watchfile table for these partitions.
This is EV 9.03
Thanks for any guidance.
From my understanding the permissions are controlled by the NetApp filer itself, I would check the NetApp filer permissions side of things.
What kind of issues are you getting? Might want to trace the problem.
Like I said, it's really down to the NetApp filer permissions settings, EV doesn't have control over this part. It is the same when you assign permissions on the SAN when it is being used for Vault Store partitions. EV does not play or alter with NTFS permissions.
Check this part of the Install and Config guid:
Setting the permissions on a NetApp Filer
Before configuring a NetApp Filer for archiving, you must give the Vault Service
account administrative permissions on the file server.
To set the permissions on a NetApp Filer
1 Add the Vault Service account as an Administrator on the NetApp filer by
following these steps in the order listed:
■ Log on to a Windows server as a user who already has administrative
rights on the NetApp filer.
■ On the Windows desktop, right-click MyComputer and then, on the
shortcut menu, click Manage.
■ In Computer Management, select Connectto anothercomputer from the
Action menu and then enter the name of the NetApp filer.
2 Expand Local Users and Groups and click Groups.
3 In the right pane, right-click Administrators and then, on the shortcut menu,
click Add to Group.
4 Click Add to add the Vault Service account to the list of group members.
Although this part is geing perperaed for EV FSA file server target. You might to check with Tech Support to see if NetApp being used as Vault Store partitions is officially supported.
Yes, that's perparing for a file server to be targeted and be archived. That's the only reference to NetApp filer in the install and config guide. In the install and config guide do a search for NetApp and you should find that section.
I don't think I have come across people setting NetApp filer as Vault Store partition, perhaps it is not supported hence I said about asking support for the official supportability of NetApp filer as a storage for EV vault store partition.
Coincidentally, I've being pondering this as well, as I'm looking to relocate EV partitions from a 32bit aggregate to a 64bit aggregate.
I've setup the new share with only the VSA account having share and security permissions.
Will see in due course whether this is correct.