How to separate several FastBack branches (offices) replications at one DR HUB server so every office replicates to a separate disk storage?
The default DR HUB server configuration stores replicated data in one folder which is hosted in one disk storage location (drive, volume or LUN etc.). If several FastBack Servers replicate to the one DR HUB server all the branches (offices) data is stored in sub-folders under the same single root folder. But there is a possibility to separate the offices replications on the DR HUB so that every office will replicate to a separate folder (hosted on a separate drive, volume or LUN) on the DR HUB side.
1) To separate the offices replication, a different FTP user should be defined for each office (for example: fbuser1, fbuser2 etc.). The ftp users should be defined in the FTP Server settings (on the DR HUB machine) and in the DR settings (via FastBack Manager) on each FastBack Server at every office.
2) Each FTP user should have a separate home directory (FTP root) defined inside of the FTP Server on the DR HUB machine (for example: e:\my_ftp1, f:\my_ftp2 etc.).
3) The DR HUB server INI should be edited as follows with each office FTP folder being defined to have separate ListenPath and FTProot parameters.
Example of a multi FTP root configuration defined in FastBackDrHubServer.ini:
ListenPath1 = e:\my_ftp1
ListenPath2 = f:\my_ftp2
Important: The DR HUB server service should be restarted so that any changes which were made to the FastBackDrHubServer.ini will be activated.
This will allow each office to use a separate FTP user, which will have a separate home directory and as the result every office (FastBack Server) will replicate to a different FTP root folder on the DR HUB machine. Also, each root folder can be hosted on a separate drive, volume, LUN etc.