Cloud Backup - How to Set Up Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS) for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS) provides a low-cost, scalable cloud storage location for secure off-site data protection. Retrospect for Windows and Retrospect for Mac are certified for Alibaba. Follow these step-by-step instructions for setting up an Alibaba account and adding it to Retrospect. PDF version also available.

If you are interested in setting up an immutable backup on Alibaba, see Immutable Backups Guide for Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS)

Step-by-step Guide

Account Setup Guide

Setting up an Alibaba account is quick and easy.

  1. Create an Alibaba Cloud Account if you have not already.

  2. Click "Create Bucket".

  3. Enter a bucket name, select the appropriate options, and create the bucket.

  4. Visit Resource Access Management (RAM) to create an Access Key and Secret Key for authenticating with the bucket.

Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS):

  • (or applicable region)

  • Access Key – Use the Access Key from above.

  • Secret Key – Use the Secret Key from above.

If you receive the error "These credentials are not valid", your URL might not be correct. Please verify that it includes the region.

Adding Cloud Storage in Retrospect

L'aggiunta del cloud storage come destinazione è semplice. Retrospect ha un nuovo tipo di set chiamato "Cloud". Crea un nuovo set di backup/supporti e seleziona "Cloud" come tipo.

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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.

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Using Cloud Storage in Retrospect

L'utilizzo del cloud storage è semplice. Dopo aver creato un set di cloud, crea un nuovo script o aggiungilo a uno già esistente e fai clic su "Esegui". Il backup inizierà con i contenuti del set che devono essere caricati nella posizione di archiviazione su cloud. Puoi seguire lo stato di avanzamento dell'esecuzione/attività.

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Throttling Cloud Backups in Retrospect

La limitazione per il backup e il ripristino su cloud è disponibile nelle Preferenze.

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General Tips

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

Last Update: 22 Mar 2022