The CTERA C200 has many features of value to IT companies. It’s one of the best hybrid cloud solutions on the market and makes backing up important data easier than ever before.
It also gives you the flexibility to adjust certain settings like alert notifications. This allows you to be notified for things like completed backups, storage quotas, and firmware updates.
Let’s take a closer look at configuring alert settings on the CTERA C200.
Configure Alert Settings
In order to begin configuring the alert settings on your CTERA, navigate to the “Alerts” tab from the main menu. The “Alerts” tab will have two categories: “Email Alerts” and “Mail Server.”
Before you can test notifications, you have to set up the mail server first.
In the “Mail Server” category, check mark the box titled “Deliver email using a custom SMTP server.” Underneath that, plug in the information for your SMTP server address.
Note: Depending on your internet provider, your port number may be different from the default “25” that is already in the box.
Once you enter your SMTP server address, enter your username and password in the boxes below. Once complete, click “Save.”
Now that you’ve set up your mail server, navigate to the “Email Alerts” category. The top half of the screen is where you will enter the recipient’s email address who will receive notifications from the CTERA. You can also specify the sender for the alerts.
Now is when you’ll actually customize your alert settings. Start by choosing the severity of messages that you want to get logged (we leave ours at critical). After that, you have multiple different settings you can adjust.
The CTERA gives you the ability to receive an email notification when:
- There is no cloud connectivity
- The last cloud backup was more than X amount of days
- The last local backup was more than X amount of days
- The last cloud sync was more than X amount of hours
- The volume reaches a certain percentage
- You reach a certain percentage of your user storage quota
Additional Event Notifications
Once you’ve configured the settings for your email alerts, you can also choose to have the CTERA notify you whenever:
- The cloud backup is successful
- The local backup is successful
- The firmware is updated
- The device is shutdown or started
Once your settings are where you want them, click “Save.”
You can now click “Test”, and a notification will be sent to the recipients you entered in the mail server. Alternatively, you can restart the CTERA to immediately receive an email notification.