Cloud Backup - How to Set Up Wasabi for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup


Wasabi is a cloud storage provider focused on single-tier hot storage, very low costs at $0.0039/GB a month, and extremely fast speeds. Retrospect 12.5 and higher for Windows and Retrospect 14.5 and higher for Mac are certified for Wasabi. Follow these step-by-step instructions for setting up a Wasabi account and adding it to Retrospect.

Step-by-step Guide

Video Tutorial - Retrospect Backup for Windows

Video Tutorial - Retrospect Backup for Mac

Account Setup Guide

Setting up a Wasabi account is quick and easy.

  1. Visit Wasabi and click "Try it free".

    01 wasabi homepage

  2. Type in your first name, last name, and email address and click "Start your free trial". Wasabi requires you to verify your email address, so check your email for the verification link. When you click on the verification link, type in a password and click "Sign up".

    02 wasabi trial

  3. After you verify your email address and sign up with a password, you’ll be redirected to the Wasabi Dashboard. It gives you an overview of your account and lists your storage buckets. You do not need to create a storage bucket for Retrospect; it will create one for you.

    03 wasabi dashboard

  4. Next click on the three-line icon at the top left for the menu, click "Access Keys", and then click "Create New Access Key".

    04 wasabi access keys

  5. Save the access key and secret key. You’ll need them for Retrospect’s integration.

    05 wasabi download keys

Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access Wasabi:

  • (or applicable region)

  • Access Key – Use the Access Key from above.

  • Secret Key – Use the Secret Key from above.

These are the current regional URLs:

  • Wasabi US East 1 (N. Virginia): or

  • Wasabi US East 2 (N. Virginia):

  • Wasabi US Central 1 (Texas):

  • Wasabi US West 1 (Oregon):

  • Wasabi EU Central 1 (Amsterdam):

Adding Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Adicionar armazenamento em nuvem como um destino é simples. O Retrospect tem um novo tipo de conjunto chamado "Cloud". Crie um novo conjunto de backup / conjunto de mídias e selecione "Cloud" como o tipo.

Interface do Windows

Cloud backup selection win2

Interface Mac

Cloud backup selection mac2

Next you’ll need to enter your cloud storage credentials. Retrospect allows customers to set the maximum storage usage, up to 100TB. If you have an existing bucket, type it into "Bucket". Otherwise, leave that field blank, and Retrospect will walk through creating a new one.

Interface do Windows

Cloud backup settings win wasabi

Interface Mac

Cloud backup settings mac wasabi

Using Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Usar o armazenamento em nuvem é simples. Depois de criar um conjunto de nuvens, crie um novo script ou adicione-o a um existente e clique em "Executar". O backup começará com o conteúdo do conjunto sendo carregado para o local de armazenamento na nuvem. Você pode acompanhar o progresso na execução / atividade.

Interface do Windows

Cloud backup log win

Interface Mac

Cloud backup log mac

Known Issues with Wasabi

There is a known issue with Wasabi cloud storage integration. Retrospect does not support using non-ASCII characters in the backup set name at this time. Retrospect is able to back up and restore using them, but it cannot rebuild with them.

Throttling Cloud Backups in Retrospect

A otimização para backup na nuvem e restauração na nuvem está disponível em Preferências.

Interface do Windows

Cloud backup preferences win

Interface Mac

Cloud backup preferences mac

General Tips

Below are a number of tips for using cloud storage in Retrospect:

Última atualização: June 21, 2021