Universal Storage is disk space for rent which you can use for many
different purposes with high efficiency. It is OK for common work folders, data storage and archiving, VPS and other Servers backup.
It is stored independently from other resources and has risk of simultaneous crash with any other NeuPrime service.
Important feature of NeuPrime Storage is that it is not bound to any specific server. You can yourself, with ease and real-time, access your data from any location. You can share single storage between many Servers, Workstations, Notebooks and so on. It is accessible from within NeuPrime network (fast) or from anywhere with typical Internet speed.
In case you need store for single NeuPrime server only, it is often easier and more cost effective to just increase VPS disk space. It will however limit access to this specific server.
You can increase or decrease storage space online. Decreasing is not always possible, it depend on will ext4 filesystem of your storage allow it or not. Increasing storage is easy and always possible.
We are continuing to improve storage service flexibility and features. Contact support to discuss improvements you need!
It is set during creation time only. Plan carefully.
Cost effective and fast, but without specific means for storage guarantees. Ideal for backups or if you maintain redundancy yourself,
for example creating your own backups or cluster systems (professional flavors).
It is internally located on RAID arrays but with optimization for speed and cost. In case of any emergency storage will be just re-created empty.
Regular general purpose version with some protection. It is good for common workspace (Databases, Fileservers, simple storage and data archiving, etc).
It is internally located on RAID arrays optimized for storage redundancy, and has internal Backup . It can work slower than unprotected version. In case of any emergency NeuPrime will attempt data recover plans and most likely prevent data loss.
After you create your storage, you should add access options. Possible features include subfolder access for fine control.
NFS - good for Linux systems at NeuPrime network or from fixed IPs. NFS can be authenticated via static IP list only (Kerberos also exists but is way too complex to setup), thus this option is no good for mobile access. But for fixed IP Linux servers this is one of the best options. We preserve Linux file owners and rights.
SFTP - universal secure ssh-based file protocol. Can be accessed by huge set of popular software such as FileZilla, FAR, Total Commander, with command line tools such as scp, wget, curl, you can also use sshfs for Linux to mount it as a filesystem, and many more options.
SMB - is a native Microsoft Windows network protocol. It has good support in both Windows and Linux words, and can be accessed from anywhere from both Linux and Windows hosts, Servers or Workstations. File owners and rights are not preserved. If you need to combine SMB with SFTP/NFS access, use root folder owner for the files.
Please plan carefully if you plan use the storage from Linux and Windows at the same time, as their access rights principles are not compatible and coexist with some tension. For example, if you need SMB access to the folder created from Linux NFS, you should set owner and group write access, with umask 002. For example if you are doing sshfs mount, use -o umask=002 mount option. Contact support if something is unclear.
Storage has a feature to get faster access for NeuPrime servers, using special internal network. To get access into this internal network, you can create separate network connection (called Accelerator). This connection will not be bandwidth limited and can operate at full possible speed. It is free of charge.
Link to corresponding Accelerators management can be found in our Control Panel, and also there is a link from the Storage management page.