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  1. Can NAKIVO Backup & Replication be configured to store backups in Microsoft Azure?
  2. Can NAKIVO Backup & Replication overcome the 4 TB limit in Microsoft Azure?

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  • Create a Backup Repository on the shared disk:
    1. Go to Settings > Repositories and click Add Backup Repository
    2. Create a Backup Repository on the CIFS share. In the Path to the share box on the Name and Location page, enter the virtual machine name and the share name: \\ 40.117.129.90\share02
  • Deploy a Transporter and add it to your NAKIVO Backup & Replication:
    1. Install the Transporter on your Azure virtual machine. Refer to Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication for details.
    2. Add the installed Transporter to NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Refer to Adding Installed Transporters for details.
    3. Using your Transporter, add a local repository to NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Refer to Creating Backup Repositories for details. If the repository is added successfully, it appears in the list of NAKIVO Backup & Replication repositories.

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  1. In Azure Portal, right-click the file share and then click Connect in the context menu.



  2. The Connect page opens. Read the information provided on the page.



  3. Log in to the host where the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Transporter is installed and follow the instructions provided on the Connect page to mount your Azure file share.
  4. If your Azure file share is mounted successfully, it appears in the list of OS file shares.
  5. Add a repository located on the Azure file share as follows:
    1. Log in to your instance of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and go to Settings > Repository. Click Add Backup Repository.
    2. Create a Backup Repository on a remote NFS share for connecting from Linux and on a remote CIFS share for connecting from Windows, On the Name and Location page of the wizard, enter the path to the Azure file share provided in the Azure Portal Connect page (see above) in the Path to the share box, 
      If your repository is created successfully, it appears in the list of NAKIVO Backup & Replication repositories.

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  1. Make sure that a virtual machine with an operating system supported by NAKIVO Backup & Replication is created. Refer to System Requirements for the list of supported operating systems.
  2. Log in to the virtual machine.
  3. Add at least 7 data disks to the virtual machine as described in the Using Azure Files section above.
  4. Create a software RAID-5 volume as follows:
    • On Linux:
      1. Make sure the mdadm utility is installed.
      2. Set the devices obtained from partitioning your data disks into a RAID-5 device:
        mdadm -C /dev/md0 --level=raid5 --raid-devices=7 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1
      3. Check the RAID-5 device:
        sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md0
      4. Create a file system for the array:
        sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/md0
      5. Create the desired mount point for your new file system:
        sudo mkdir /share02
      6. Set permissions for the mount point:
        chmod 0777 /share02
      7. Determine the UUID for the new file system:
        sudo /sbin/blkid
      8. Open /etc/fstab in a text editor and add an entry for the new file system:
        UUID=3645b03e-60b9-4dba-93ca-db92cccb816b /share02  ext4  defaults  0  2
      9. Test that the /etc/fstab entry is correct:
        sudo mount -a
      10. If the command returns an error, check the syntax of the /etc/fstab file.
      11. Run the mount command and check whether /dev/md0 is mounted to /share02.
      12. Save your RAID-5 configuration to allow loading the RAID-5 device after a system reboot:
        sudo -i
        mdadm --detail --scan --verbose >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf
        exit
    • On Windows:
      1. In Server Manager, right-click Disk Management, click All tasks, and then click New Raid 5 volume.



      2. In the New Raid-5 Volume dialog box, add the necessary data disks and click the Add button.



      3. Follow the wizard on initiating a file system of the disk: Assign a letter to the disk, perform a quick format in NTFS, and provide a disk name if needed.
      4. If your RAID-5 volume is created successfully, it appears in the list of volumes.
      5. Create an SMB share on the newly created RAID-5 volume and set the Full Control permission. Refer to the Using Azure Disks section above for details.

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When your RAID-5 volume is configured and shared successfully, you can use it for creating your NAKIVO Backup & Replication repository. Please refer to Creating Backup Repositories for details.

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Can NAKIVO Backup and Replication be configured to store backups in Azure Cloud? If yes, how can it be achieved? What should be done?

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