QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Creating a VJBOD Cloud Volume

  1. Open the VJBOD Cloud app.
  2. Click Create VJBOD Cloud Volume/LUN.

    The Create VJBOD Cloud Volume/LUN window opens.

  3. Click Cloud Volume.

    The Create VJBOD Cloud Volume screen appears.

  4. Select a cloud service.
  5. Configure the selected cloud service.

    Depending on the selected cloud storage provider, you may need to log in, authenticate, or configure settings through a third-party interface.

    For details, see Connecting to a VJBOD Cloud Service.

  6. Optional: Select Use system proxy settings.

    When enabled, VJBOD Cloud connects to the cloud storage space using the system proxy server setting, configured at Control Panel > Network & File Services > Network Access > Proxy.

  7. Click Search.
  8. Select a cloud space.

    This may be a bucket, container, account name, or something else depending on the cloud service provider.

    Note:

    If you do not have permission to browse the list of cloud spaces, then you need to enter the name of the cloud space manually.

  9. Optional: Click Performance test.

    QTS tests the read and write speeds of the cloud space, and then displays the results with a warning if speeds are too low.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Select Create a new volume.
  12. Optional: Specify an alias for the volume.

    Alias requirements:

    • Length: 1–64 characters

    • Valid characters: A–Z, a–z, 0–9

    • Valid special characters: Hyphen (-), Underscore (_)

  13. Specify the capacity of the volume.

    The amount of free space in the cloud storage space determines the maximum capacity.

    Important:
    • The minimum volume capacity is 3 GB.

    • Increasing the capacity may increase cloud storage costs. Check with the cloud service provider for details.

  14. Optional: Configure any of the following advanced settings.

    Setting

    Description

    User Actions

    Alert threshold

    QTS issues a warning notification when the percentage of used volume space is equal to or above the specified threshold.

    Specify a value.

    Encryption

    QTS encrypts all data on the volume with 256-bit AES encryption.

    • Specify an encryption password containing 8 to 32 characters, with any combination of letters, numbers and special characters. Spaces are not allowed.

    • Select Save encryption key to save a local copy of the encryption key on the NAS. This enables QTS to automatically unlock and mount the encrypted volume when the NAS starts up. If the encryption key is not saved, you must specify the encryption password each time the NAS restarts.

    Warning:
    • Saving the encryption key on the NAS can result in unauthorized data access if unauthorized personnel are able to physically access the NAS.

    • If you forget the encryption password, all data will become inaccessible.

    Create a shared folder on the volume

    QTS automatically creates the shared folder when the volume is ready. Only the user account that creates the shared folder will have read/write access to the folder.

    Specify a folder name.

  15. Optional: Specify the number of bytes per inode.

    The number of bytes per inode determines the maximum volume size and the number of files and folders that the volume can store. Increasing the number of bytes per inode results in a larger maximum volume size, but a lower maximum number of files and folders.

  16. Allocate stored space.

    Stored space is space used to store a copy of the volume's data locally on the NAS.

    1. Select a storage pool.
    2. Specify the capacity of the stored space.

      Limit

      Amount

      Notes

      Minimum stored space capacity

      1.25x the volume's capacity

      Additional space is needed to store metadata.

      Maximum stored space capacity

      2x the volume's capacity

      -

  17. Click Next.
  18. Review the summary information, and then click Finish.

The VJBOD Cloud volume appears in the Cloud Storage table at VJBOD Cloud > Overview.