Duplicati: adding a Backup Destination

Step 1: Install Duplicati

First, you'll need to install Duplicati. Follow the instructions to download and install the application: https://duplicati.readthedocs.io/en/latest/02-installation/

Step 2: Create a Bucket in Impossible Cloud Storage

You'll need to create a bucket in your Impossible Cloud Storage console. Here is a link to the Impossible Cloud Storage documentation, which includes detailed instructions and screenshots for creating a bucket.

Step 3: Add New Standard S3-Compatible Backup Destination

Use the '+Add backup' function in Duplicati's user interface. See more information here.

Use the following configuration parameters in the Backup Destination section:

  • Storage Type: 'S3 Compatible'

  • Use SSL: Yes (mark the checkbox)

  • Server: Custom server URL (): enter your endpoint, for instance, "us-west-1.storage.impossibleapi.net" (without https://)

  • Bucket name: the bucket name you've created in Step 2

  • 'Bucket create region': select 'Custom region value' and enter your region, for instance, "us-west-1"

  • Leave 'Bucket create region' and 'Storage class' default ()

  • Folder path: add a folder name for backups

  • AWS Access ID: your Access Key from Impossible Cloud Console

  • AWS Access Key: your Secret Key from Impossible Cloud Console

  • Expand Advanced options, select "s3-ext-authenticationregion" and fill it with your region, for instance, "us-west-1"

  • Click 'Test connection' to ensure everything is configured properly

Step 4: Finish the configuration

Click 'Next.'

Click 'No' if a pop-up asks, "Adjust bucket name?"

Step 6: Add Source Data and Start Backing Up

Finally, you're ready to add source data to your backup job and start backing it up.

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