Configure Wasabi Cloud Storage for use with CloudBerry Online Backup
One of the most popular combinations of cloud storage which users around the world use with CloudBerry Online Backup is Wasabi Cloud Storage.
The following article describes how to configure Wasabi Cloud Storage.
Wasabi Technologies is a US company which provides cost effective online cloud storage to its users. Wasabi’s major selling point is its low cost, simple storage compared to other larger cloud storage providers.
Wasabi has three datacentres available to store your data; two in the US and one in Europe.
If your data isn’t under any type of compliance requirement where it legally has to be stored in Australia or New Zealand; then Wasabi is an easy to use, reliable and cost effective cloud storage solution for your business.
NOTE: The following assumes that you already have an account created with Wasabi. If not; sign up here.
1. Login to your Wasabi Management Console.
2. Click on Create Bucket in the top right corner of the console.
3. A popup will appear with a wizard to walk-through the creation of the storage bucket. On the first screen provide:
Bucket Name: This is the name which will refer to the storage bucket being created within Wasabi and also CloudBerry. Naming conventions by Wasabi mean the bucket name:
- All be lowercase characters
- Between 3 and 63 characters in length.
- Must be unique across the Wasabi network
Select Region: This is selecting the geographical location the data centre is in that will store your data. There are three different options: us-west-1, us-east-1 and eu-central-1.
Once all required details are entered; click Next.
4. The next step is to configure versioning and logging.
Bucket Versioning: It’s recommended to disable bucket versioning as this is managed through the Retention policy within CloudBerry Online Backup.
Bucket Logging: This will create a text file that logs each access attempt to the bucket. Be aware that this could cause storage costs to go up and is recommended by Wasabi to be ‘used cautiously’.
Once complete, click Next.
5. Review all the settings configured previously to make sure they’re correct. If they are, click Create Bucket to complete the process.
Once the creation process is complete; you’ll find the newly created bucket listed in the Wasabi Management Console.
To be able to connect the Managed Backup Service Console to the Wasabi bucket; you’ll need to create a set of access keys first. The steps to do this are as follows:
1. Click the Menu button and select Access Keys.
2. On the Access Keys screen, click Create New Access Key.
3. The new access keys will be generated and displayed as follows. Click on Show to display the Secret Key. Click Close once finished.
NOTE: Save the secret key in a safe place as once this screen is closed; it can’t be shown/recovered again.
4. The newly created access key will be shown in the Access Key list.
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