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

Ajouter le stockage cloud comme destination est simple. Retrospect a un nouveau type de jeu appelé « Nuage/Cloud ». Créez un nouveau jeu de sauvegarde/jeu de media et sélectionnez « Nuage/Cloud » comme type.

Interface Windows

Cloud backup selection win

Interface Mac

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.

Interface Windows

Cloud backup settings wasabi win

Interface Mac

Cloud set creation wasabi mac


Using Cloud Storage in Retrospect

Utiliser le stockage cloud est simple. Après avoir créé un jeu sur le cloud, créez un nouveau script ou ajoutez-le à un script déjà existant, puis cliquez sur « Exécuter ». La sauvegarde commencera avec le téléchargement du contenu du jeu sur l'emplacement de votre stockage sur le cloud. Vous pourrez suivre l’avancée de cette tâche dans l’onglet Exécution (version Windows) ou sous « Activités » (version Mac).

Interface Windows

Cloud backup log win

Interface Mac

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

La limitation de bande passante pour la sauvegarde sur le cloud et la restauration sur le cloud est disponible dans Préférences.

Interface Windows

Cloud backup preferences win

Interface Mac

Cloud backup preferences mac


General Tips

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


Last Update: 05 septembre 2017