Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide
- Product overview
- Getting started
- Modifying settings
- Managing users
- Managing Flex Appliance Console users and tenants
- Managing NetBackup application instance users
- Using Flex Appliance
- Managing the repository
- Creating application instances
- Managing application instances
- Managing application add-ons on instances
- Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
- Upgrading application instances
- About Flex Appliance upgrades and updates
- Monitoring the appliance
- About AutoSupport and Call Home
- Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
- Reconfiguring the appliance
- Troubleshooting guidelines
Storing custom data on a NetBackup instance
Flex Appliance does not generally support adding or editing directories and files on application instances. If you create or edit a directory or file and the instance is relocated or stopped for any reason, the changes are not maintained when the instance restarts.
However, if you have critical data that you must store on a NetBackup application instance, use the following procedure to add it to the
/mnt/nblogs directory is used for NetBackup logs and has 250GB of storage space that cannot be resized. The data that you add to this directory must be critical and small in size. If you use too much storage space, the instance may be affected.
To store custom data on a NetBackup instance
- Log in to the instance as the appadmin user.
- Run the following command to create a directory under
sudo mkdir /mnt/nblogs/<directory>, where <directory> is the name of the new directory.
For example, if you need to store SSH
authorized_keyfiles on the instance, you can make the following directory:
sudo mkdir /mnt/nblogs/authorized_keys
- If required, run the following command to create a subdirectory:
sudo mkdir /mnt/nblogs/<directory>/<subdirectory>, where <directory> is the name of the directory that you created in the previous step and <subdirectory> is the name of the subdirectory.
authorized_keysexample, you can create the following subdirectory to store a specific user's
sudo mkdir /mnt/nblogs/authorized_keys/example_user
- Add the required information to the new directory.