To configure your mirrorDDP you must first make sure that both your DDP and mirrorDDP can communicate between each other. So at least one DDP interface must be in the same network than one of the mirrorDDP. You could set for example one interface to 172.18.5.4/16 on your main DDP and 172.18.5.5/16 on the mirrorDDP.
Of course in order to get acceptable transfers speed during the synchronization process and depending on your needs you might want to use a 10G cable rather than one unique 1G cable.
In the following example and for test purpose we will assume we want to synchronize data between a microDDP and a mirrorDDP via one simple 1G connection.
One other requirement in order to let Archiware software access the microDDP volumes is that the volumes you want to synchronize have their “Archiware” checkboxes checked in the DDP GUI “DDP Volumes” page:
Then you can start configuring Archiware P5 Synchronize by accessing the mirrorDDP Archiware portal. You can do that by clicking on the ‘Archiware’ icon in the mirrorDDP web GUI:
After the Archiware interface appears, enter the username and password (root/aap).
Once you are logged in, click on the synchronize button on the top menu, then on the left menu choose the “Client” menu:
Click on the “New” button in order to add the microDDP as an Archiware client that can communicate with the mirrorDDP.
You will have to give a name to that client, in our case “microDDP”, then specify the IP address where it can be accessed and the username and password of its Archiware portal (root/aap):
Then click the “Apply” button and close the window.
You can now start setting up the synchronization configuration by clicking on the “Getting Started” button in the left menu.
This will start the basic synchronization wizard, you can use it for simple cases but if you need to specify a particular list of files and schedule synchronization processes on a specific time basis, you will need to use the advanced configuration tool. That will be explained in an upcoming dedicated topic.
The basic tool let you easily configure your synchronization plan within 3 steps only.
By clicking the “Select Data” button you can access to the first step window that let you select which folder you want to synchronize.
Click on the “Clients” button in order to list all the hosts you can access, in our case as we registered our microDDP we have only two items listed:
- localhost that refers to our mirrorDDP
- microDDP that refers to our microDDP, the one we added before hand
Select the microDDP host and browse the folders from the root, you will see a “Volumes” folder which will list all the DDP volumes you can synchronize.
Please remember that in the microDDP GUI “DDP Volumes” page, only volumes having their “Archiware” checkbox checked are guaranteed to be listed by Archiware in that step.
You are free to select a whole volume data or one particular folder. That way you can select which folder of a given volume will be synchronized or not.
For administrators wanting to select multiple volumes or folder, it is recommended to use the advanced tool explained in the next topic.
Once you chose the data you want to synchronize, click on the “Apply” button:
This will bring you to the second step which will let you decide where you want to synchronize the selected data.
As you can guess, the data must be saved on the mirrorDDP so that you can use it in case of trouble.
To achieve that, please select the mirrorDDP volume listed under the “Volumes” folder.
You don’t need to browse the hosts as in the previous step as the localhost (mirroDDP) is selected by default. Again please remember that in the mirrorDDP GUI “DDP Volumes” page, only volumes having their “Archiware” checkbox checked are guaranteed to be listed by Archiware in that step.
You can select a whole mirrorDDP volume or one of its particular folder.
When you are done selecting the data destination, click on the “Apply” button and move to the last step:
The third step let you specify when you want the synchronization process to occur. With that tool you can only tell Archiware to synchronize the data once, for specifying a synchronization schedule on a regular time basis please check the advanced topic.
When you are done selecting the synchronization time, click the “Apply” and “Complete” button.
In the next screen, if you click the “Start now” button you will start the synchronization process immediately:
If you click on the “Jobs logs” button in the top menu and goes to the “Job monitor” entry, you see in real time the running and terminated processes: