Managing remote shares

You can mount remote shares over SSH File System (SSHFS). You then can move Lenovo XClarity Administrator backups from the XClarity Administrator local repository to the remote shares to manage disk space that is available to XClarity Administrator.

Before you begin

You must have lxc-supervisor authority to mount or unmount a remote share.

When using SSH public key authentication to mount a remote share, you must import the SSH public key for the remote server to XClarity Administrator (see Importing the SSH public key for a remote share).

About this task

Note: You cannot use the files directly on a remote share. To use the files, you must move them back to the XClarity Administrator local repository.

Currently, only the SSHFS is supported.

Procedure

To add a remote share, complete the following steps.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Administration > SSHFS Mounts. The SSHFS Mounts page is displayed.
  2. Click Add Mount to create an SSHFS mount. The Add Mount dialog is displayed.
  3. Specify the IP address of the server that hosts the remote share.
  4. Specify the shared directory (remote server path) to mount as the remote share on the management server.
  5. Specify the mount point (local directory) on the management server to use for mounting the remote share.
    Important: The path must start with "/mnt".
  6. Specify the stored credential to use to access the remote share.
    Tip: To create a stored credential, see Managing stored credentials.
  7. If authentication is required, select Use SSH Key Authentication and specify the password that is associated with the user account.
  8. Click Save.

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