Cloud Backup - How to Set Up 1&1 IONOS for Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup


1&1 IONOS S3 Object Storage Cloud Storage provides a low-cost, scalable cloud storage location for secure off-site data protection. Retrospect 15.6 for Windows and Mac are certified for 1&1 IONOS. Follow these step-by-step instructions for configuring Retrospect to integrate with 1&1 IONOS.

Account Setup

Contact 1&1 IONOS for product information and account setup, including 30 day free trial, no setup costs, no fixed contract periods and 15% special Retrospect discount.

See the following online documentation for a step-by-step walkthrough: Backup to Cloud using Retrospect Backup.

Information for Retrospect

Retrospect needs three pieces of information to access 1&1 IONOS:

  • Pathpath_to_bucket/your_bucket_name

  • Access Key – Use the Access Key provided by your 1&1 IONOS instance.

  • Secret Key – Use the Secret Key provided by your 1&1 IONOS instance.

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 win2

Mac Interface

Cloud backup selection mac2

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: 21 May, 2019