Creating a NFS volume
Creating an NFS volume
This document is a quick, step-by-step guide to getting started with a VPSA. For an in depth review see the VPSA users guide.
This document is designed for an audience with a basic familiarity shared storage and NAS concepts.
It will take most administrators about 5 minutes to complete the steps.
- A VPSA with a RAID group and a pool
- Create a NFS volume
Create your NFS volume -
Following the steps in the Setting up your VPSA guide connect to your VPSA. On the left click ‘Volumes’, then ‘Create’ and ‘Create NAS share’ -
In the Create Block Volume dialog -
- Give your new volume a name.
- Pick an initial size for the volume, you can always expand it later. The initial size must be equal to or less than the free space left in the pool.
- Set a export name. By default this will be the same as the volume name. Dealing with a NFS export name with spaces in it introduces complications on the client side so we recommend replacing any spaces with ‘_’.
- If your application requires that the last access time of each file be maintained then select the ‘atime Update’ option. Selecting this option has a negative impact on performance.
- If you want your data encrypted at rest you first need to set a master encryption password. On the left click ‘Controllers’, then click ‘Encryption’. Generally encrypted volumes operate ~5% slower than the same non-encrypted volume. If your VPSA is going to have a lot of encrypted volumes we will recommend a larger VPSA.
- By default your volume will be snapshotted per the default snapshot policies. You can check or update these policies by clicking ‘Snapshot Policies’ on the left.
That’s It! You’ve created a NFS volume.