Backup Exec: configuring Cloud Storage

Step 1: Create a bucket in Impossible Cloud Console

You'll need to create a bucket in your Impossible Cloud Storage console under the root user.

Optionally, you can enable the ObjectLock feature for enhanced data protection. Note that you cannot use a bucket with Object Lock if you'd like to use the deduplication cloud storage.\

Here is a link to the Impossible Cloud Storage documentation, which includes detailed instructions and screenshots for creating a bucket with Object Lock.

Step 2: Install Backup Exec

Proceed by installing Backup Exec on your system. Follow the instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 3: Configure Cloud Storage

Launch the Backup Exec Generic S3 Configurator to configure cloud storage. Pay attention to the following options:

  • Name: Provide a descriptive name for your cloud storage configuration.

  • Service Host: This corresponds to the Endpoint URL in Impossible Cloud terms.

  • SSL mode: Select the appropriate SSL mode based on your requirements.

  • URL style: You can use any URL style for cloud storage.

  • Provider (v4): Select the "compatible-with-s3-v4" provider.

Step 4: Execute the Command

Click "Execute Command" to initiate the creation of the cloud instance. Ensure that the operation completes successfully.

Step 5: Manage Regions

Click on "Manage Region" to define a new region for your cloud storage and add a new region. Follow the Backup Exec instructions.\

Step 6: Execute the Command

Once the region is added, click "Execute Command" to ensure that the operation completes successfully. Close the window.

Step 7: Configure Cloud Storage in Backup Exec

Open Backup Exec and click "Configure Cloud Storage" to proceed with the configuration.\

Step 8: Name and Description

Provide a name and description for your cloud storage configuration. Click "Next" to continue.

Note: If you plan to utilize deduplication and encryption features, ensure that:

  • A deduplication storage is created prior to adding Impossible Cloud Storage. Refer to the provided guide for instructions.

  • The bucket in Impossible Cloud Storage does not have ObjectLock and Versioning features enabled.\

Step 9: Select "S3"

Choose "S3" as the cloud storage type and click "Next".\

Step 10: Select the Cloud Storage Instance

Select the previously created cloud storage instance from the list. Click "Add/Edit" next to "Logon Account".\

Step 11: Add a Logon Account

Click "Add" to add a new logon account.

Step 12: Configure Logon Account

Configure the logon account by providing the user name (access key) and password (secret key). Do not select "This is my default account" and select "This is a restricted logon account". Click "OK" to save the configuration.

Step 13: Select Logon Account

On the Logon Account Selection screen, choose the newly created logon account and click "Next".

Step 14: Configure Logical Storage Unit

Select the appropriate bucket from Impossible Cloud Storage and click "Next".

Step 15: Configure Concurrent Operations

Set the number of concurrent operations according to your requirements. Click "Next" to proceed.

Step 16: Review and Finish

Review the configuration details and click "Finish" to complete the cloud storage configuration.

Step 17: Restart Backup Exec Services

When prompted, restart the Backup Exec services to apply the changes.

Configuration Done

By following these steps, you will have successfully configured cloud storage in Veritas Backup Exec, allowing you to leverage Impossible Cloud Storage as a backup destination.

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