QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Reattaching an Existing VJBOD Cloud Volume

Note:
  • QTS uses shared folders instead of volumes. For this reason, after creating a VJBOD Cloud volume QTS automatically creates a shared folder with the same name which is stored on the volume. You can then write data to the shared folder.

  • When transferring a VJBOD Cloud volume from QuTS hero to QTS, ensure that all files are in subfolders. Files in the shared folder that are not in a subfolder will not be visible in QTS.

  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 Attach an existing cloud volume.
  12. Select an existing volume.
  13. 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

      -

  14. Click Next.
  15. Optional: Forcibly disconnect the volume from its current NAS.

    If a volume is connected to another NAS, then the volume's status will be Occupied and Current NAS will display an IP address other than Localhost.

    Warning:

    Forcibly disconnecting a volume deletes the volume's data from the other NAS, and then recreates the volume locally from its last restore point. Any changes to data made since the last restore point will be lost.

    1. Specify the admin password of the other NAS.
    2. Click OK.
  16. Review the summary information, and then click Finish.

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

QTS automatically creates a shared folder on the volume. The shared folder has the same name as the volume.