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Secure communication for disaster recovery

Configuring disaster recovery with MultiStore requires communication between the source and destination storage systems. During disaster recovery configuration, commands are sent from the destination storage system to the source storage system, and are authenticated by an administrative user name and password.

By default, the commands and the authentication user name and password are sent in cleartext by using the RSH protocol.

To enable secure communication, you must enable SSL by using the secureadmin command on the default vFiler unit (vfiler0) context. In addition, you must use the -c secure option of the vfiler dr configure command to send the commands and the authentication user name and password by using the encrypted SSL protocol.

Note: When you use encrypted SSL protocol, you must ensure that the following requirements are met: