Cloud Backup - How to Set Up Cloudian for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

Cloudian HyperStore provides enterprise-scale data storage solution for scalable on-site data management and protection. Retrospect 12.6 for Windows and Retrospect 14.6 for Mac are certified for Cloudian. Follow these step-by-step instructions for configuring Retrospect to integrate with Cloudian.

Account Setup

Contact Cloudian for product information and setup instructions. You will need an access key and secret key.

Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access Cloudian:

  • Pathurl_to_your_instance/your_bucket_name

  • Access Key – Use the Access Key provided by SwiftStack installation.

  • Secret Key – Use the Secret Key provided by SwiftStack installation.

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

Mac Interface

Next you’ll need to enter your cloud storage credentials.

Windows Interface

Mac Interface

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.

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Mac Interface

Throttling Cloud Backups in Retrospect

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

Windows Interface

Mac Interface

General Tips

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

Last Update: May 17, 2018