Veritas NetBackup™ Cloud Administrator's Guide
- About NetBackup cloud storage
- About the cloud storage
- About the Amazon S3 cloud storage API type
- Protecting data in Amazon Glacier for long-term retention
- Protecting data using Amazon's cloud tiering
- About EMC Atmos cloud storage API type
- About Microsoft Azure cloud storage API type
- About OpenStack Swift cloud storage API type
- Configuring cloud storage in NetBackup
- Scalable Storage properties
- Cloud Storage properties
- About the NetBackup CloudStore Service Container
- About the NetBackup media servers for cloud storage
- Configuring a storage server for cloud storage
- NetBackup cloud storage server properties
- Configuring a storage unit for cloud storage
- Changing cloud storage disk pool properties
- Monitoring and Reporting
- Operational notes
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- Troubleshooting cloud storage configuration issues
- Troubleshooting cloud storage operational issues
About cloud storage features and functionality
Table: Features and functionality outlines the features and functionality NetBackup Cloud Storage delivers.
Table: Features and functionality
A Cloud Storage Server Configuration wizard is incorporated to facilitate the cloud storage setup and storage provisioning. Cloud storage provisioning now happens entirely through the NetBackup interface.
NetBackup Cloud Storage Compression compresses the data inline before it is sent to the cloud. The compression feature uses a third-party library called LZO Pro (with compression level 3).
NetBackup Cloud Storage Encryption encrypts the data inline before it is sent to the cloud. Encryption interfaces with the NetBackup Key Management Service (KMS) to leverage its ability to manage encryption keys.
The encryption feature uses an AES 256 cipher feedback (CFB) mode encryption.
NetBackup Cloud Storage throttling controls the data transfer rates between your network and the cloud. The throttling values are set on a per NetBackup media server basis.
In certain implementations, you want to limit WAN usage for backups and restores to the cloud. You want to implement this limit so you do not constrain other network activity. Throttling provides a mechanism to the NetBackup administrators to limit NetBackup Cloud Storage traffic. By implementing a limit to cloud WAN traffic, it cannot consume more than the allocated bandwidth.
NetBackup Cloud Storage Throttling lets you configure and control the following:
The NetBackup Cloud Storage metering reports enable you to monitor data transfers within NetBackup Cloud Storage.
Cloud-based storage is unlike traditional tape or disk media, which use persistent backup images. Your cloud storage vendor calculates cloud-based storage costs per byte stored and per byte transferred.
The NetBackup Cloud Storage software uses several techniques to minimize stored and transferred data. With these techniques, traditional catalog-based information about the amount of protected data no longer equates to the amount of data that is stored or transferred. Metering allows installations to monitor the amount of data that is transferred on a per media server basis across one or more cloud-based storage providers.
Metering reports are generated through NetBackup OpsCenter.
Cloud Storage service
The NetBackup CloudStore Service Container (
On Windows, it is a standard service installed by NetBackup. On UNIX, it runs as a standard daemon.
The NetBackup CloudStore Service Container (nbcssc) uses certificate-based authentication. The authentication method used in previous releases (legacy authentication) is disabled by default. Veritas recommends that you upgrade media servers configured as a cloud storage server to NetBackup 8.1 or later.
If you cannot upgrade these servers, use the NetBackup Administration Console on the Security Management > Global Security Settings > Secure Communication tab.option on the NetBackup master server. The option is available in the
Veritas currently supports several cloud storage providers. More information is available about each of these vendors.
Monitoring and reporting of the data that is sent to cloud storage is available through new cloud reports in OpsCenter. The cloud reports include:
OpsCenter supports monitoring and reporting of the following cloud providers: Amazon S3, AT&T, and Rackspace
Among all Amazon S3-compatible cloud providers that NetBackup supports, OpsCenter supports monitoring and reporting of Amazon S3 only.
Where Amazon is the cloud service provider, OpsCenter cannot report on the data that MSDP cloud storage servers upload to the cloud.