Configuring a remote Windows share or NAS device
for DLO Storage Locations
You can create DLO
Storage Locations on remote Windows shares or network-attached
In addition, you can
configure Storage Locations so that the DLO administration service
does not run as an administrator-level user, but the DLO
administration groups are assigned the appropriate permission
levels on a pre-existing share.
To create Storage Locations when the DLO
administration service is a full administrator on the remote
Validate that DLO 5.1 MP1
or later is installed.
Ensure that the account
credentials that are used for DLO services have full administrator
rights to the remote storage location or NAS device.
Make sure that the volume
desired to be used for DLO has been assigned a drive letter on the
remote storage location or NAS device.
See hardware vendor
documentation on share creation and naming.
Create a new Storage
Use the browse feature to
indicate the location on the computer where the Storage Location
will be created. This step insures that the path and the DLO
service account are valid.
To configure Storage Locations using
Configure DLO to use
existing domain groups to automatically manage access to network
user data folders.
Check the Automatically
grant DLO Administrators access to network user data folders check
box and provide the required domain groups. Provide two groups: a
group for full-DLO administrators and a group for limited-DLO
From the Administrator
Account Management dialog box, add the appropriate domain user
accounts to the account manager. If the user will have full
administrator rights, check the "Grant administrator full restore
privileges" checkbox in the Add Administrator Account dialog. In
addition to other users, be sure to grant the DLO Administration
Service full restore privileges.
Create a folder on the
remote storage location using an administrator, or administrator
Share the new folder.
Ensure that 'Everyone' has full-access to the share.
Modify the folder's
security permissions such that the full-DLO administrator group has
full-control of the folder and that the limited-DLO administrator
group has modify-control of the folder.
Using the DLO console,
create a new Storage Location. Specify the computer name, drive and
path, and share name for the folder just created.
Do not use the browse
buttons at any point during the storage location creation as they
will cause the process to fail.
Once the required fields
are completed, click OK
To manually remove the Storage Location, do the
following in the order listed:
Move or delete all users in the Storage
Manually remove the Storage Location share and
folder from the server.
Delete the Storage Location from the DLO Admin
You cannot delete a
Storage Location if it was created manually and the DLO Admin
Service does not have full administrator rights to the server
hosting the DLO Storage Location.