OVH Guide

NAS-HA

Find out how to order and use a NAS-HA.

Requirements

The Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a file server connected to a network whose main function is the sotcking of data in a centralized volume for heterogeneous network clients.

To order and configure a NAS-HA, you must:

  • Have an IP attached to an OVH service (dedicated server, VPS, Public Cloud instance, ADSL, ...)
  • Access to the customer area.

Order a NAS-HA

To order a NAS-HA, you must first connect to your customer area.

Then, go to the universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, then select NAS.

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You can choose the location of your NAS, the type of NAS, and the initial commitment time.

All you have to do is read and validate the general conditions in order to generate the order form that will allow you to settle the rental of the NAS.

Use a NAS-HA

Creating a Partition

Once you have the NAS-HA in your possession, go to your customer area, universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, tab NAS, and select your NAS.

Then click Create a partition.

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All you have to do is fill in the Name of your partition, size of the partition, as well as the authorized protocol (NFS or CIFS).

Change the size of a partition

To change the size of a partition, go to your customer space, universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, tab NAS, and select your NAS.

Click on the gear to the right of the existing partition, then Change size.

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Specify the new size, then validate.

Change the frequency of snapshots

By default, a snapshot of the content of your NAS happens every hour, and registers on your NAS.

However, you can create up to 3 additional snapshots at different frequencies if desired, which will also be stored on your NAS.

To do this, go to your customer area, universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, tab NAS, and select your NAS.

Click on the gear to the right of the existing partition, then Snapshot frequency.

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Select the frequency and confirm.

Add an access

In order to access the partition you created earlier, you need to configure an access.

Only the IPs of OVH services are compatible with the use of your NAS (eg : a dedicated server, an ADSL line, a VPS, a Public Cloud instance, etc.)

Go to your customer area, universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, tab NAS, and select your NAS.

Click on the gear located to the right of the existing partition, then Manage access.

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Now you can Add access, and select the IP of your OVH product.

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Remove a partition

Deleting a partition results in the total and permanent deletion of any data present on it.

To delete a partition, go to your customer space, universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, tab NAS, and select your NAS.

Click on the gear to the right of the existing partition, then Delete.

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Delete an access

To delete an access, go to your customer space, universe Cloud, section Platforms and services, tab NAS, and select your NAS.

Click on the gear located to the right of the existing partition, then Manage access.

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Then click on the icon to the right of the access currently present, and confirm the deletion.