Cloud Backup - How to Set Up Wasabi for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup


Wasabi

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 for Windows and Retrospect 14.5 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


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:

  • Paths3.wasabisys.com/your_bucket_name

  • Access Key – Use the Access Key from above.

  • Secret Key – Use the Secret Key from above.


Adding Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Adding cloud storage as a destination is simple. Retrospect has a new set type called "Cloud". Create a new backup set/media set and select "Cloud" as the type.

Windows Interface

Cloud backup selection win

Mac Interface

Cloud backup selection mac

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.

Windows Interface

Cloud backup settings wasabi win

Mac Interface

Cloud set creation wasabi mac


Using Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Using cloud storage is simple. After you have created a cloud set, create a new script or add it to an existing one, and click "Run". The backup will begin with the contents of the set being uploaded to your cloud storage location. You can track the progress in the execution/activity.

Windows Interface

Cloud backup log win

Mac Interface

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

Throttling for cloud backup and cloud restore is available in Preferences.

Windows Interface

Cloud backup preferences win

Mac Interface

Cloud backup preferences mac


General Tips

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


Last Update: September 5, 2017