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Enabling Ransomware Protection on MediaAgents

NetApp software provides the ability to protect all mount paths associated with disk libraries configured from a MediaAgent against Ransomware attacks.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources > MediaAgents.
  2. Right-click the appropriate MediaAgent and click Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab. (This tab will be available for Windows MediaAgents with access to a mountpath.)
  4. Select the Secure Disk Storage check box.
  5. Click the Additional Settings tab.
  6. Click Add.
  7. In the Add Additional Settings dialog box, enter the following details for the additional setting:
    • In the Name box, type nLockMountPathVolumes.
    • In the Category box, type or select MediaAgent.
    • In the Type box, select Integer.
    • In the Value box, type 1.
    • Click OK.
  8. Click OK to save the information and close the MediaAgent Properties dialog box.
Note: To disable this feature, clear the Secure Disk Storage check box.

Result

This will enable write-protection from Ransomware on all mount paths associated with disk libraries configured in the MediaAgent within a few minutes (maximum of 30 minutes).