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Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by fafa24 » Jan 17, 2019 4:25 pm

Hello,

My question is related to Update 4 which I installed yesterday. Today I wanted to add AWS S3 as an external repository. I went through the wizard. The first two screen went fine. Account was verified. At scrren 3 (account) it shows correctly the Data Center region, I can select my available bucket(s), I need to select a folder. I click the browse button, and there is my problem I have no choice for a folder.

I created in the S3 management Console for my bucket a folder. In the permission screen, ACL, "Your AWS account" has all column with YES.

Any idea why the folder is not showm in the Veeam console?

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by Gostev » Jan 17, 2019 6:14 pm

Hello Edy, can you please clarify what are you trying to do?

This particular functionality is designed for importing an Amazon S3 bucket that contains Veeam backups created by other solutions like Veeam N2WS CPM. This is why it is called "external" (not managed by B&R). Do you have such a bucket?

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by fafa24 » Jan 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Oh I see!!

I was trying to add AWS as a repostory so that I can send backup to a bucket.

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by Gostev » Jan 17, 2019 6:27 pm 2 people like this post

For that, please use Add Backup Repository > Object storage.

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by fafa24 » Jan 17, 2019 7:16 pm 1 person likes this post

Thanks - just created a new repository for S3. It worked. The wizard looks the same, but here I can add a new folder in the bucket. Cool!

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[MERGED] Can't select object storage repository

Post by BenPang » Jan 20, 2019 6:17 pm

Support case ID 03360525
Hello,

My question is related to Update 4 which I installed yesterday.Today I have add AWS S3 and Aliyun OSS as an backup repository successfully and I plan to backup a VM to them. But I can't select them as storage when I create a backup job as screenshot show. Any idea for this situation?
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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by akwete » Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm

I created an AWS S3 backup repository (thanks for the tip!) . However, this repo is not available as a destination for backup jobs.

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by fafa24 » Jan 20, 2019 8:31 pm

Thanks for the question. :)

I haven't figured out yet how I can use the AWS repository. I decided to wait until the manual for Update 4 is available. I guess very soon...

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by Gostev » Jan 20, 2019 9:16 pm

Object storage can be used for Capacity Tier of scale-out backup repository only, you cannot use it as a regular backup repository. This should be explained on the dashboard where you pick your storage type when creating a backup repository... I hope I didn't forget to write it there, definitely was going to!

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Re: CAN'T SELECT A BACKUP REPOSITORY

Post by Dima P. » Jan 21, 2019 9:48 am

BenPag wrote:My question is related to Update 4 which I installed yesterday.Today I have add AWS S3 and Aliyun OSS as an backup repository successfully and I plan to backup a VM to them. But I can't select them as storage when I create a backup job as screenshot show. Any idea for this situation?
Hello and welcome to the community BenPang,

Object storage based repository cannot be selected as a target for your primary backup job, you can only use it for the Capacity Tier of a scale-out backup repository.

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Re: Can't select object storage repository

Post by BenPang » Jan 22, 2019 2:02 am

Noted.So if I want to backup my vm to AWS S3 or Aliyun OSS, How can I do?

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by v.eremin » Jan 22, 2019 1:08 pm

You cannot back up directly to object storage, it can be used only as an extension (Capacity Tier) to Scale-Out Backup Repository. Existing backups will be offloaded there, once the fall out of the specified operation restore window. Thanks!

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[MERGED] Setup external repository AWS

Post by powersjo » Jan 22, 2019 10:07 pm

I am having an issue setting up an external repository to my AWS cloud. Once I get to 'Bucket" I cannot select a Folder. There are no folders available even though I have created one in AWS for my bucket. In fact, no folders are viewable at all for any of my existing buckets. I have tried 4 different regions as well.

I tried rebooting the server and set the folder to public but no luck. Any thoughts?
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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by BenPang » Jan 23, 2019 6:26 am

Do you mean that I can backup my VM to OSS as secondary destinations and I can also restore my vm from them? If yes, I don't know wht I can't choose select the Configure secondary destinations for this job check box as the screenshot show.

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Re: Add AWS S3 as an external repository

Post by v.eremin » Jan 23, 2019 11:54 am

Do you mean that I can backup my VM to OSS as secondary destinations and I can also restore my vm from them? If yes, I don't know wht I can't choose select the Configure secondary destinations for this job check box as the screenshot show.
No, I meant something different - you cannot back up VM directly to object storage. It needs to land Scale-Out Backup Reposity first. Then, it needs to stay there for the defined amount of time (the operational restore window specified by you). Once it falls out of the set period of time, it gets offloaded to object storage.

More information can be found here. Kindly, take a look.

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