How to Mount the Axigen Storage in a Virtual File System on a Linux Platform

How to make the Axigen storage available for read (backup) and write (restore) operations as a part in a file-system of the machine Axigen is running on.


The virtual file system represents mounting a hierarchy as a file-system tree under a mount point and a mount scope. The mount point must be indicated as a path in the local file-system to an existing empty directory; the mount scope may be one of the following:
  • a domain specified by name;
  • an object in a domain, both specified by name;
  • a folder in the mailbox in a public folder, account or mailing list in a domain; the domain and the account / mailing list must be specified by name and the folder must be specified by its absolute path withing the mailbox hierarchy;
In order to mount a virtual file system of a domain under Axigen, two approaches are currently available:

1. Using the CLI interface

  • Log into the CLI using the telnet application:
    telnet 7000
  • Enter the administrative username:
    <login> user admin
  •  Enter the password:
    <password> your_admin_password
  • Enter the server settings context
    <#> config server
  • Enter the FTP-Backup settings context
    <server#> config ftp-backup
  • Mount a domain under an empty directory
    <server-ftpBackup#> FILESYSTEM mount /mnt/axigen domain example.tld

2. Using the Webadmin interface
  • Log in to the Webadmin interface with the administrative credentials
  • Click on "File System Access" under "FTP Backup & Restore" context
  • Click on "Mount object" button
  • Enter the path to the mount point (an empty directory on your filesystem) in the text box next to "Mount point:" e.g.:
       - /mnt/axigen
  • Select the mount scope as "Domain" from the available drop-down menu
  • Enter the name of the domain to be mounted in the available text box
  • Click the "Quick Add" button
OS: Linux