Cloud Backup - How to Set Up DreamHost for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

DreamHost DreamObjects is a cost-effective US-based cloud storage service for secure off-site data protection. Retrospect 11 for Windows and Retrospect 13 for Mac are certified for DreamHost DreamObjects. Follow these step-by-step instructions for setting up a DreamHost account, configuring a storage location (called a "bucket"), and creating a set of security credentials (an Access Key and a Secret Key, similar to a username and password).

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Step-by-step Guide

Account Setup

  1. Visit DreamHost to start the account creation process and click "Try if Free for 30 Days".

  2. Fill in an email address and a password.

  3. Confirm the free trial plan.

  4. Complete the contact details and billing details.

  5. The new account is created. You’re ready to set up the storage location.

Storage Setup

Now we will create a bucket that Retrospect can use to store backups.

  1. Navigate to the DreamObjects section.

    2 . Click "Create New User". Type in a username, and click "Add User"

  2. DreamHost will begin creating your new user. When it’s done, you’ll see it along with your new Access Key.

  3. Click "Add Bucket". Type in a bucket name. Note that these are globally-unique names. Click "Add Bucket".

  4. Your new bucket is now created and ready to use. In Retrospect, the "Path" is

  5. You’re ready to use Retrospect. You now have a bucket location, an Access Key, and a Secret Key (shown when you click "Show Secret Key").

Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access DreamHost:


  • Access Key – Use the Access Key from above.

  • Secret Key – Use the Secret Key from above.

Adding Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Einen Cloudspeicher als ein Backup-Ziel hinzuzufügen, ist ganz einfach. Retrospect hat einen neuen Set-Typus, der sich "Cloud" nennt. Richten Sie ein neues Backup-Set/Medien-Set ein und wählen Sie als Typus "Cloud".



Next you’ll need to enter your cloud storage credentials. Retrospect allows customers to enable or disable SSL encryption (HTTP or HTTPS) and to set the maximum storage usage, up to 8TB per cloud member.



Using Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Den Cloudspeicher können Sie ganz leicht nutzen. Nachdem Sie Ihr Cloud-Set erstellt haben, erstellen Sie ein neues Skript oder fügen es einem bereits vorhandenen hinzu und klicken auf „Ausführen“. Das Backup beginnt und die Inhalte Ihres Sets werden auf den Cloudspeicherplatz hochgeladen. Sie können den Fortschritt unter Ausführung/Aktivität verfolgen.



Throttling Cloud Backups in Retrospect

Eine Drosselung für das Cloud-Backup und die Cloud-Wiederherstellung lässt sich unter Einstellungen einrichten.



General Tips

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

As a reference, we have confirmed the following bandwidth for DreamHost DreamObjects:

  • Verified Upload Bandwidth – 20 Mbps

  • Verified Download Bandwidth – 90 Mbps

DNS Name: DreamHost updated its DNS name from to in May 2016. The older DNS name will be retired in September 2016. To switch to the new one, open a member’s properties and change the URL to use the new DNS name.

Last Update: 04. Juli 2016