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Storage Sync for Hyper-V Installation

Storage Sync can be deployed as a virtual machine on qualified Windows Hyper-V host systems. Click here to learn more about Storage Sync for Hyper-V.

The following article guides you through the installation process and best practices for the deployment and usage of Storage Sync for Hyper-V.

System Requirements

To ensure optimal performance when using Storage Sync, please follow the guidelines documented in the System Requirements page

Storage Sync Installation

Download the Storage Sync Template and Install Guide that applies to your Microsoft Hyper-V version.  

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2 

Product Guide 

 Download Storage Sync for Hyper-V 

If you need assistance with the installation, please click on the Submit a Request link above and an Egnyte agent will assist you. 

Migrate Storage Sync from v10.3 to v11.0

Storage Sync 11.0 is hosted on 64-bit CentOS 7.1 virtual machine (VM). This requires deploying a new VM and moving the original data disk to this VM. Please refer to the migration guide in order to move data and configuration from the existing VM to Storage Sync 11.0.

For previous versions of Storage Sync, please first upgrade to Storage Sync 10.3.

The following upgrade paths are supported for this release:

  • Version 10.3.x →11.0

Mapping a Drive to Storage Sync

Once you've installed Storage Sync on your server and synchronized your data, individual users can map drives from their computer to Storage Sync.  To do so, follow the directions below:

For PC users, open “My Computer”, and click on menu item Tools > Map Network Drive. The folder name to be used is: \\VM.IP.ADDRESS\ELC

For Mac users, open “Finder”, and click on menu item Go > Connect To Server. The location to be used is: smb://VM.IP.ADDRESS/ELC

Total Storage Considerations

There is a total storage maximum of 16 TB per instance of Storage Sync that you deploy; storage can be allocated in increments of 2 TB up to this 16 TB limit.  We recommend deploying multiple Storage Sync VMs if you need to access more than 6 TB of storage at a specific office location.

Maximum Folder and File Size

Egnyte allows you to sync 50,000 files in any folder and up to 5 million files total between your device and the Cloud.  Files in sub-folders do not count against the 50K file per folder limit, so not only can you have 50K files in each folder, you can also have up to 50K files in each sub-folder. In addition, you can sync files up to 10GB in size.  And with continued development of our sync tools, both the maximum number of files and the file size will continue to increase. 

Restrictions

  • Open LDAP service is not supported
  • Mac OS AFP protocol cannot be used to access Storage Sync
  • Cannot sync specialized application file types (e.g. Oracle databases, Mysql, SQL server, Access DB, Exchange servers)

System Requirements

To ensure optimal performance when using Storage Sync, please follow the guidelines documented in the System Requirements page

Storage Sync Installation

Download the Storage Sync Template and Install Guide that applies to your Microsoft Hyper-V version.  

 Windows Server 2008

 Windows Server 2008 R2 

 Install Guide  

 Windows Server 2012

 Windows Server 2012 R2

 Install Guide

If you need assistance with the installation, please click on the Submit a Request link above and an Egnyte agent will assist you. 

Mapping a Drive to Storage Sync

Once you've installed Storage Sync on your server and synchronized your data, individual users can map drives from their computer to Storage Sync.  To do so, follow the directions below:

For PC users, open “My Computer”, and click on menu item Tools > Map Network Drive. The folder name to be used is: \\VM.IP.ADDRESS\ELC

For Mac users, open “Finder”, and click on menu item Go > Connect To Server. The location to be used is: smb://VM.IP.ADDRESS/ELC

Total Storage Considerations

There is a total storage maximum of 6 TB per instance of Storage Sync that you deploy; storage can be allocated in increments of 2 TB up to this 6 TB limit.  We recommend deploying multiple Storage Sync VMs if you need to access more than 6 TB of storage at a specific office location.

Maximum Folder and File Size

Egnyte allows you to sync 50,000 files in any folder and up to 5 million files total between your device and the Cloud.  Files in sub-folders do not count against the 50K file per folder limit, so not only can you have 50K files in each folder, you can also have up to 50K files in each sub-folder. In addition, you can sync files up to 10GB in size.  And with continued development of our sync tools, both the maximum number of files and the file size will continue to increase. 

Restrictions

  • Open LDAP service is not supported
  • Mac OS AFP protocol cannot be used to access Storage Sync
  • Cannot sync specialized application file types (e.g. Oracle databases, Mysql, SQL server, Access DB, Exchange servers)

 

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