Cloud Backup - How to Set Up SwiftStack for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup


Swiftstack

SwiftStack Multi-Cloud Data Management Software provides enterprise-scale data storage solution for scalable on-site data management and protection. Retrospect 15.1 for Windows and Mac are certified for SwiftStack. Follow these step-by-step instructions for configuring Retrospect to integrate with SwiftStack.


Account Setup

Swiftstack homepage

Contact SwiftStack for product information and setup instructions. You will need the S3-compatible API enabled along with an access key, secret key, and a region.


Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs four pieces of information to access SwiftStack:

  • Pathurl_to_your_instance:port_number/your_bucket_name

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

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

  • Region – Use the Region provided by SwiftStack installation.

The "Region" option must be added to the Retrospect INI file in the following format. Note that you should not include a port.

[CloudRegion]
url_to_your_instance=US

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.

Windows Interface

S3 set creation win

Mac Interface

Cloud backup settings 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


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: May 17, 2018