How to use Veritas System Recovery (VSR) with S3 compatible Cloud Storage Provider

How to use Veritas System Recovery (VSR) with S3 compatible Cloud Storage Provider

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Last Published: 2019-02-13
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Product(s): System Recovery

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How to use Veritas System Recovery VSR to backup to a S3 compatible Cloud Storage Provider

Before setting up System Recover to backup to a 3rd party S3 compatible cloud storage provider the CloudInstance utility must first be run.

Start an Admin Command Prompt and change to the "C:\Program Files\Veritas\Veritas System Recovery\Agent>" folder.

In this example an instance name of vsrtest will be created using Wasabi or wasabisys s3 compatible cloud provider.  The CloudInstance Provider for this is "cloudian" and the ServiceHostd is s3.wasabisys.com that was obtained from the provider.  For SSL Support "1" is entered for Authentication only however the provider may or may not support SSL.  The Ports used were also obtained from the provider and may be different.

cloudinstance -addinstance

CloudInstance Name: vsrtest
CloudInstance Provider: cloudian
CloudInstance ServiceHost: s3.wasabisys.com
SSL Supported (0\1\2): 1 
HTTP Port: 80
HTTPS Port: 443

Instance vsrtest added successfully

CloudInstance Name        : vsrtest
CloudInstance Provider    : cloudian
CloudInstance ServiceHost : s3.wasabisys.com
CloudInstance SSL Mode    : 0
CloudInstance URL Style   : 2
CloudInstance HTTP Port   : 80
CloudInstance HTTPS Port  : 443
CloudInstance End Point   :

 

The CloudInstance name "vsrtest" has successfully been created.

More information can be found in the Veritas System Recovery Admin Guide:
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/38007533-134163406-0/v132419686-134163406


Within the Cloud Provider a bucket must be created and conform to the guidelines.
Refer to the following technote to view the bucket naming conventions:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000107885

In this example the bucket is also called "vsrtest"

Access keys must also be generated from the Cloud Provider.

Access Key that will serve as the login name.
Secret Key that will serve as the password.

Within Veritas System Recovery when Defining a new Backup for the Folder Destination click on the gray icon that represents cloud storage.

 

In the Server type: field choose S3 drop down.

For this example we are using the CloudInstance Provider: cloudian and the CloudInstance Name: vsrtest that was created when running the cloudinstance creator tool.

Enter the Access-key and secret-key for the User name and Password that have been obtained from the provider.

The bucket should now be able to be chosen from the drop down under logical storage unit.

 

Backups should now be successful when targeting this cloud storage bucket.

If the bucket does not show up it could be that the Cloud Provide does not support SSL.  To verify re-run the cloudinstance creator tool, delete the cloudinstance and recreate it using "0" for SSL.

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