2018 Spring Release

Data SecurityPermanent link for this heading

Synchronization Between the NodesPermanent link for this heading

When the Fabasoft Private Cloud is in operation, metadata and contents are saved. Both metadata and contents are saved synchronously on both nodes. Metadata is stored in a relational database system (synchronously mirrored on both nodes), contents/documents are stored in a file system in parallel on one file service on each node. Prerequisite for allowing synchronization is the availability of the cluster LAN.

If the synchronization is interrupted missing data will be automatically synchronized after the synchronization is re-established. Resync of metadata will start timely. Resync of contents will start once a day at 02:00 a.m., or when a manual or scheduled backup runs. The duration of a resync operation depends on the amount of not synchronized data.

Monitoring of the data synchronization state can be done with Fabasoft app.telemetry as described in chapter 7.1 Data Synchronization”.

BackupPermanent link for this heading

A full metadata backup is carried out at least once a day with database backups on dedicated file services. Independently from the backup schedule, these backups will be kept internally in the Fabasoft Private Cloud for at least 3 days and maximum 180 days (cleanup is done automatically depending on the used backup disk space).

When a backup on an external share is configured, the following data is backed up according to the configured backup schedule:

  • Fabasoft Private Cloud metadata (full metadata backup and write ahead logs)
  • Fabasoft Private Cloud contents (synchronization of changes)
  • Fabasoft app.telemetry metadata (full metadata backup and write ahead logs)
  • Fabasoft Private Cloud directory services data (full metadata backup)
  • Fabasoft Private Cloud configuration

The customer is responsible for securing access to the backup share.

Backup SettingsPermanent link for this heading

The backup settings can be changed in the following way:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address of node 1 or 2>/.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Edit Settings”.
  4. Click “Backup” on the left side.
  5. Change the desired settings and click “Apply”.

Backup StatePermanent link for this heading

The state of the previously executed backups is displayed in the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in the “Backup” widget.

Click on a specific backup to get a detailed log.

Run a BackupPermanent link for this heading

You can run a backup independently from the backup schedule in the following way:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address of node 1 or 2>/.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Run Backup”.
  4. Confirm that you want to start a backup with “Yes”.

RestorePermanent link for this heading

Due to the redundancy of the Fabasoft Private Cloud a restore from an older backup should not be necessary in the event of a single error. If you really need to restore your Fabasoft Private Cloud to an older state, it is recommended to contact Fabasoft Support before doing the restore to clarify if there is really no better solution for your scenario.

You can start a restore in the following way:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address of node 1 or 2>/.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Restore”.
  4. Choose the desired backup (make sure that this backup is still available on your backup share).
  5. Confirm that you want to start the restore with “Yes”.
    Attention: All current data of the Fabasoft Private Cloud will be deleted by the restore process.

Self-Encrypting DisksPermanent link for this heading

Data is saved on self-encrypting disks (SED, FIPS 140-2 Level 2). This protects the data in case of the loss of hardware.

Further information about security key and RAID management can be found on http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN164101/EN.