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Cloud Backup - How to Set Up Microsoft Azure Blob Storage for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage provides a low-cost, scalable cloud storage location for secure off-site data protection.

Account Setup Guide

Follow these steps to quickly create a Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Account. It requires an existing Microsoft Azure Account. If you do not already have one, create one for free at Microsoft Azure.

  1. Visit Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and click "Start free" then click "Start free" for the free Azure account. You’ll be able to connect Azure Blob Storage to your existing Azure subscription.

  2. Visit Microsoft Azure to see your new account.

  3. Create a storage account.

  4. Configure your storage account and click "Create".

  5. Click "Go to resource" to vist your new storage account.

Storage Setup Guide

Now we will create a container that Retrospect can use to store backups.

  1. In your storage account, click on "Containers".

  2. Click "+ Container".

  3. Fill in your container name and click "Create".

  4. Click on "Access keys" and click "Show keys" to get your secret key from under key1 > Key.

Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access Microsoft Azure Blog Storage:

  • Account – Use the account name from above.

  • Container Pathcontainer_name/path

  • Access Key – Use the access key from Storage Account > Access Keys > Secret.

Note that on Mac, "Account" and "Container Path" are combined into "Path", separated with a forward slash.

Adding Cloud Storage in Retrospect

クラウドストレージを宛先として追加する方法はシンプルです。Retrospect には「クラウド」と呼ばれる新しいセットタイプがあります。新規のバックアップセット/メディアセットを作成して、タイプに「クラウド」を選択してください。

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Next you’ll need to enter your cloud storage credentials. Retrospect allows customers to enable or disable SSL encryption (HTTP or HTTPS) and to set the maximum storage usage, up to 8TB per cloud member.

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Using Cloud Storage in Retrospect


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Throttling Cloud Backups in Retrospect


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General Tips

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

Last Update: 2021年06月21日