How to mount the Axigen storage in a virtual file system on a Windows 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.

Resolution

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 an unused drive letter on your system; 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 127.0.0.1 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 with an unused drive letter
    <server-ftpBackup#> FILESYSTEM mount Y: 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 letter for the virtual drive were the Axigen storage will be mounted. This drive letter must be one that is not currently in use.
  • 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

3. Windows requirements

  • Version 0.7.4 of DOKANY is required for FUSE to operate correctly on supported Windows Server OS (download from here).
    Important note: when installing Visual C++ 2013 runtime please select both x86 and x64 packages
Applies to
Releases: Axigen 7.3.xAxigen 7.4.xAxigen 7.5.xAxigen 7.6.xAxigen 8.0.xAxigen 8.1.xAxigen 8.2.xAxigen 9.0.x
OS: Windows