Minio Private Cloud Storage provides a free, open source, scalable cloud storage location for secure on-site data protection. Retrospect 15.1 for Windows and Mac are certified for Minio. Follow these step-by-step instructions for configuring Retrospect to integrate with Minio.
Minio is a high performance distributed object storage server, designed for large-scale private cloud infrastructure. Minio is widely deployed across the world with over 79.7M+ docker pulls. You can deploy it on any hardware you prefer. At the end of the setup, you will receive a path, an access key, and a secret key.
You will need a Synology or QNAP NAS that can host Docker instances.
Connect via SSH.
sudo docker run -p 9000:9000 --name minio -d minio/minio server /export
to get the access key and secret key.
sudo docker logs minio
Launch a web browser and visit the instance to create a bucket.
Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access Minio:
Access Key – Use the Access Key provided by your Minio instance.
Secret Key – Use the Secret Key provided by your Minio instance.
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.
Next you’ll need to enter your cloud storage credentials.
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.
Throttling for cloud backup and cloud restore is available in Preferences.
Below are a number of tips for using cloud storage in Retrospect:
Bandwidth Measurement Tool – Measure your upload and download bandwidth with this free tool: Speedtest.net.
Disable Backup Verification – Verification will download all of the data that you upload. See more details about why you should disable it for cloud backups in Cloud Backup - Best Practices for Data Protection with Cloud Storage.
Last Update: May 17, 2018