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Configuring a Target Service *2.0 Beta*

Purpose

Aparavi allows business users to automate data action by linking sources and targets, no code or command line necessary.

Creating targets allows the system to direct data into pre-configured data services. This enables businesses to build custom workflows for data hygiene, compliance, and retention use cases.

Once the target service has been set up, copy actions can also be configured to run in the background and copy the files from the source to the target service.

Please Note: FAT32 file systems, removable and mounted drives cannot be configured as a target service at this time.

Targets Subtab

Overview

  • Types of Target Services Supported
  • Adding a new Target Service
  • Inheriting & Uninheriting Target Services from other Nodes
  • Editing a Target Service
  • Deleting a Target Service

Types of Target Services Supported

  • File Systems
  • s3 compatible
  • AWS s3
  • SMB – Coming in General Availability 2.0 Release
  • Azure blob – Coming in General Availability 2.0 Release

Adding a New Target Service

1. Click on the Policies tab, located in the top navigation menu.

Policies Tab

2. Click on the Targets subtab.

Targets Subtab

3. Click on the Add Target button, located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Once this button is clicked, the Add Target pop-up box will appear.

Add Target Button

4. Inside of the Add Target pop-up box, select a target service listed from the drop-down menu that appears beside the Target Type field.

Add Target Pop-up Box

5. After the Target Type has been selected, the Add Target pop-up box will expand to offer additional fields. Depending on which target service was selected, depends on which fields will display.

Target Service Options

6. Once all required fields have been completed, click on the Validate button.

Validate Button

7. Once the system has completed validation with the target service, click on the Ok button located inside the Add Target pop-up box.

Ok Button

Please Note: If the Ok button is inactive, and unable to be clicked on, this is due to failure of the credentials and should be checked for errors and attempted again using the same steps.

8. Click on the Save All Changes button that appeared.

Save All Changes Button

9. Click the Ok button, located inside the Save Changes pop-up box.

Ok Button

10. Once the target service has been set up, it will appear under the Configured Services section, located under the Targets subtab.

Target Service Saved

Inheriting & Un-inheriting Target Services from other Nodes

As with many other features within the Aparavi platform, nodes that are nested under other clients and organizations have the ability to inherit the target services that have already been configured, or set up their own. By default, any new nodes or clients added will automatically inherit from the node above. If new clients or nodes desire their own target services, this inheritance policy will need to be deselected upon installation.

Inherit Target Subtab

1. Click on the Policies tab, located in the top navigation menu.

Policies Tab

2. Click on the Targets subtab.

Targets Subtab

3. If the checkbox located next to “Inherited from [Name of Node]” is unchecked, click the checkbox to select it. Once selected the checkbox will fill with an orange color to indicate that it is selected.

Inherit Checkbox

4. Once the checkbox is clicked, a Save All Changes button will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Click this button to apply the inheritance policy.

Save All Changes Button

5. Click the Ok button, located inside of the Save Changes pop-up box that appeared.

Save Changes Pop-up Box

From now on, the node will have the same target service configured as the node above it.

Target Service Inheriting From Node Above

Uninheriting Target Subtab

1. Click on the Policies tab, located in the top navigation menu.

Policies Tab

2. Click on the Targets subtab.

Targets Subtab

3. If the checkbox located next to “Inherited from [Name of Node]” is checked, click the checkbox to deselect it. Once deselected the checkbox will remove the orange fill color to indicate that it is no longer selected.

Inherit Checkbox Unchecked

4. Once the checkbox is unchecked, a Save All Changes button will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Click this button to remove the inheritance policy.

Save All Changes Button

5. Click the Ok button, located inside of the Save Changes pop-up box that appeared.

Save Changes Pop-up Box

At this point the node should be able to set up its own target service. See the section above for steps on how to set up the target service.

Node Can Now Setup Target Services Policies

Editing a Target Service

1. Click on the Policies tab, located in the top navigation menu.

Policies Tab

2. Click on the Targets subtab.

Targets Subtab

3. Click on the Edit button, located next to the Target Service. Once this button is clicked, the Edit Target pop-up box will appear.

Edit Target Pop-up Box

4. Inside of the Edit Target pop-up box, alter the settings to the newly desired settings.

Edit Target Pop-up Box

5. Once all required fields have been completed, click on the Validate button.

Edit Target Pop-up Box

6. Once the system has completed validation with the target service, click on the Ok button located inside the Edit Target pop-up box.

Ok Button

Please Note: If the Ok button is inactive, and unable to be clicked on, this is due to failure of the credentials and should be checked for errors and attempted again using the same steps.

7. Click on the Save All Changes button.

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Save All Changes Button

8. Click on the Ok button, located inside the Save Changes pop-up box.

Save Changes Pop-up Box

9. Once the target service has altered, it will appear under the Configured Services section, located under the Targets subtab.

Target Service Edited

Deleting a Target Service

1. Click on the Policies tab, located in the top navigation menu.

Policies Tab

2. Click on the Targets subtab.

Targets Subtab

3. Click on the Delete button, located next to the target service. Once this button is clicked, the target service will disappear from the Targets section.

Delete Button

4. Click the Save All Changes button.

Save All Changes Button

5. Click on the Ok button, located inside the Save Changes pop-up box.

Save Changes Pop-up Box

From now on, the system will no longer perform the actions configured to the Target service that was deleted.

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