3.5.9 Repository Exports Perspective

An Oracle VM Server can be configured to enable third party applications to perform a back up of the contents of a storage repository. To enable this, an Oracle VM Server is configured to provide an NFS share that a third party back up tool can use to access the contents of the repository. Only local or shared OCFS2-based storage repositories can be exported as an NFS share.


You cannot create a repository export for an NFS storage repository. When creating a repository export, you can only select an OCFS2 storage repository. An NFS storage repository is also an NFS share and can be exported without using the repository export functionality.

When you have created a repository export, use the Repository Path (displayed in the management pane table) and the Oracle VM Server hostname or IP address to connect to the NFS mount point from the third party back up software.

This perspective lists the currently available repository exports. The following columns are presented in the table within the management pane:

  • Client IP/Host Name: The IP address or hostname of the computer which has been granted access to the repository

  • Options: Additional NFS mount parameters

  • Repository: The repository being exported

This perspective includes a toolbar that consists of the following options:

Table 3.19 Repository Exports Perspective Toolbar Icon Options

Toolbar Icon Option



Create Repository Export...

Create New Repository Export... icon

Displays the Create a Repository Export wizard.

Use this option to create repository exports to backup your repositories.

Edit Repository Export...

Edit Repository Export... icon

Displays the Edit Repository Export wizard. Use this option to edit the NFS parameters for a repository export.

Delete Repository Export...

Delete Repository Export icon

Displays the Delete Confirmation dialog box. Use this option to delete the selected repository export.