FAQ on iconik Storage Gateway
Please refer to the knowledgebase article What is iconik Storage Gateway.
Yes, the usual way of doing this is using collections and turning on Collection Directory Mapping in your storage settings for your iconik Storage Gateway. Then all your folders under the mount point will be mapped to collections under a master collection called "Storage Gateways".
Yes, this is the same as the answer above, it's possible to do this from the storage administration page by selecting Collection Directory Mapping
Currently, we do not enable this feature but it's on our roadmap. Instead you could choose a directory above and have multiple scan directories.
Yes, by using the Ignore Files Patterns on the configuration for your iconik Storage Gateway's storage configuration. Please see iconik Storage Gateway Administration for more details.
As long as you have a computer or server on which you can both run the ISG and mount the NAS or SAN device permanently. It's very important that the mount is permanent whilst the ISG is running.
Yes, it's possible by turning on Upload Original from the storage administration page for your iconik Storage Gateway.
Log in to iconik as an Administrator, go to the storage page for the ISG and click on logs. The version number will be at the top.
If you are running an ISG that was released in October 2019 or later then you shouldn't need to restart the ISG manually. The ISG will fetch updated settings from the iconik application when they are modified.
This is platform dependant, and you will be able to find the logs in these locations depending on which platform you run your ISG on:
- Windows -
- MacOS -
- Linux -
In some network configurations you will need to configure the ISG to connect to iconik via an HTTP Proxy. This happens when the
local network administrators prevent unrestricted access to the internet and force connections through a dedicated proxy.
In general, you configure a HTTP Proxy for the ISG by setting the Environment Variables
the url of your proxy server. For example you can set them both to http://proxy.example.com:8080 if that is the address
to your proxy.
Exactly how to configure this is dependant on the platform which the ISG is configured on.
On Windows, you can configure this by editing the registry. The registry is Windows' built in configuration store. You
need to add a
REG_MULTI_SZ registry key called
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IconikStorageGateway\Environment which contains
This can be either be done by using the regedit GUI tool or by running the following command as an administrator user:
REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IconikStorageGatewayService" /v "Environment" /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "http_proxy=http://proxy.example.com:8080\0https_proxy=http://proxy.example.com:8080"
On MacOS, the global proxy settings are used for the ISG. To configure this open System Preferences and go to Network -> Advanced -> Proxies and configure Web Proxy and Secure Web Proxy with the proxy settings required on your network.
On Ubuntu or CentOS 7 Linux you need to configure systemd to pass the environment variables along to the ISG. This can
be done by creating a file called
/etc/systemd/system/iconik_storage_gateway.service.d/http_proxy.conf with the following
[Service] Environment=http_proxy=http://proxy.example.com:8080 Environment=https_proxy=http://proxy.example.com:8080
After this file is created you can reload the configuration with the command
systemctl daemon-reload and then
restart the ISG with
systemctl restart iconik_storage_gateway
If you have the setting "Consider identical files the same" turned on then files can be renamed as you like.