Setting Up Amazon S3 in EDGEMENU

To use BackupEDGE with the Amazon S3 (https://aws.amazon.com/s3), a working knowledge of BackupEDGE and Amazon S3 is expected. There are initial setup steps required on both the Amazon S3 web site and in BackupEDGE user interface (EDGEMENU).

EDGEMENU Initial Setup

The following information from Amazon S3 is required to create an S3CLOUD Resource in BackupEDGE...

  • Bucket Name
  • Endpoint
  • Access Key ID
  • Secret Access Key

All BackupEDGE storage is addressed through Resources.

After obtaining the above-listed information from the Amazon S3 web site (must be done first), a Resource must be created in EDGEMENU.

  • As root, launch EDGEMENU in either graphical (x-Windows) or Character (ncurses) mode. Both modes are provide as many Linux servers are installed without a graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Select [Admin] then [Define Resources] then [NEW].
  • Select [S3 Cloud Storage (s3cloud)], then [Next] to get to the Resource Information Screen

Information required (explained)

Graphical Mode Example

Click for Character Mode Example

Use the following as a guide to complete the Resource Information form...

Brief descriptions of many of the form fields are shown below. See Section 13 of the BackupEDGE User Guide for more detailed instructions.

  • The Description may be changed to help easily identify the Resource.
  • The Directory is any directory you want created under your Bucket on Amazon S3. The hostname is a typical reference here.
  • The Bucket is you Amazon S3 Bucket as previously defined.
  • The Access Key is your Amazon S3 keyID.
  • The Secret Access Key is your Amazon S3 applicationKey.
  • The S3 Cloud Endpoint is your Amazon S3 Endpoint as returned when you created your bucket.
  • The Quota is the maximum anount of data BackupEDGE may keep stored on Amazon S3.You may adjust this as appropriate to match storage needed with budgetary restraints.
  • The [S]oftware Compression Level may be adjusted as desired to balance storage space and CPU time. There are nine levels available, plus [N]one.

When you've entered all of the information, the form should look something like this:

When complete, click [Next] to save the Resource. Remember that you must Initialize the Resource before using it either as the Default Resource within EDGEMENU or within a Scheduled Job.

 

Character Mode Example

Click for Graphical Mode Example

Use the following as a guide to complete the Resource Information form...

Brief descriptions of many of the form fields are shown below. See Section 13 of the BackupEDGE User Guide for more detailed instructions.

  • The Description may be changed to help easily identify the Resource.
  • The Directory is any directory you want created under your Bucket on Amazon S3. The hostname is a typical reference here.
  • The Bucket is you Amazon S3 Bucket as previously defined.
  • The Access Key is your Amazon S3 keyID.
  • The Secret Access Key is your Amazon S3 applicationKey.
  • The S3 Cloud Endpoint is your Amazon S3 Endpoint as returned when you created your bucket.
  • The Quota is the maximum anount of data BackupEDGE may keep stored on Amazon S3.You may adjust this as appropriate to match storage needed with budgetary restraints.
  • The [S]oftware Compression Level may be adjusted as desired to balance storage space and CPU time. There are nine levels available, plus [N]one.

When you've entered all of the information, the form should look something like this:

When complete, click [Next] to save the Resource. Remember that you must Initialize the Resource before using it either as the Default Resource within EDGEMENU or within a Scheduled Job.

 

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