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How to Back up Data on Wasabi Using Zmanda

In this guide, you will learn how to configure Wasabi as a storage target in Zmanda.
By partnering with Wasabi, Zmanda allows you to secure your valuable data on the robust Wasabi cloud at affordable prices. In this guide, you will learn how to configure Wasabi as a storage target in Zmanda.
Before we begin, please ensure that the following are ready, as you will be using them for the configuration.
Steps for Configuring Wasabi as a Storage Target in Zmanda

Step 1: Creating a Wasabi storage target on ZMC

1. Login to the ZMC using your credentials
2. Select Storage on the left side navigation bar.
Storage on left side navigation bar | Zmanda
From home page to Storage
3. Click on the ADD STORAGE button at the top right end of the screen.
4. Select Cloud Storage as the Storage Type.
Select Storage Type | Zmanda
Select Storage Type
5. Select Wasabi Cloud from the Type dropdown.
Wasabi Cloud Type | Zmanda
Wasabi Cloud in Storage type dropdown
6. Select the backup server from the AE Server dropdown.
7. Enter a new name for the Wasabi storage you are creating in the Name field.
8. The cloud URL path should be ‘s3.wasabisys.com’ by default. If it is not, please change it to the default value.
9. Enter the Access Key and Secret Key in the relevant fields.
10. Configure the Advanced options as applicable to you and click on the SAVE button once you are done.
The newly created Wasabi storage target should be visible on the Storage screen. Under the Status column, a green tick mark should appear, which indicates that the target is ready for use.

Step 2: Creating a Backup Set on ZMC

1. Select Backup Sets on the left side navigation bar.
Backup Sets on left side navigation bar | Zmanda
From home page to Backup sets
2. Click on the ADD BACKUP SET button at the top right corner of the screen.
ADD BACKUP SET button | Zmanda
Backup Sets page
3. Select the backup server from the AE Server dropdown.
Add Backup Set form | Zmanda
Add Backup Set form
4. Select the Wasabi storage device created by you from the Select Storage dropdown.
5. Enter a new name for the backup set you are creating in the Name field.
6. You can select a schedule from the available options in the Select Schedule dropdown. This is not mandatory.
7. Filling in the Description (optional) and Comments textbox (optional) if needed.
8. Click on the SAVE button.
The newly created backup set should be visible on the Backup Sets screen. Under the Sync status column, a green tick mark should appear, which indicates that the backup set is ready for use.

Step 3: Creating a Source to be backed up

1. Select Sources on the left side navigation bar.
Sources on left side navigation bar | Zmanda
From home page to Sources
2. Click on the ADD SOURCE button at the top right end of the screen.
ADD SOURCE button | Zmanda
Sources page
3. Select the applicable Source Type.
Select Source Type | Zmanda
Select Source Type
4. Select the type of source from the Type dropdown.
Type dropdown | Zmanda
Type dropdown from Source creation
Linux Filesystem source addition | Zmanda
Linux Filesystem source addition
5. Enter the Hostname in the Hostname field. Hostname is the IP address of the source/client you want to backup in x.x.x.x format.
6. Enter the absolute path of the directory or file you want to backup in the Directory Path field.
7. Select the backup set from the Backup Sets dropdown.
8. Enter the other required options on the Add New Source pane.
9. Click on the SAVE button once you are done.
The newly created source should be visible on the Sources screen. Under the Status column, a green tick mark should appear, which indicates that the device is ready for use.

Step 4: Running a backup job via configuring the backup set

1. Select Backup Sets on the left side navigation bar.
Backup Sets on left side navigation bar | Zmanda
From home page to backup sets
2. Click on the Configure icon (blue spanner) under the Actions column of the backup set you want to configure.
Configure under Actions | Zmanda
Configure backup sets
3. Check the checkbox of the source(s) you want to backup. Next, select Backup Where under the header.
Backup What | Zmanda
Backup What
4. Select the region of Wasabi you want to backup to from the Location Restriction dropdown.
Backup Where | Zmanda
Wasabi Region selection
Backup Where | Zmanda
Backup Where
5. Configure the Taperscan and other options as applicable to you, and click on the ADD CONFIGURATION button once you are done. Once the Backup Where task is created successfully, a notification is displayed up top. Next, select Backup Now under the header. Note: The name of the bucket created on Wasabi is the same as the text displayed in the Backups stored at field. The bucket is created as soon as you add the configuration.
Bucket created on Wasabi | Zmanda
Bucket created on Wasabi
6. On the Backup Now screen, select the type of backup you need via the radio buttons available under the Immediate Backup section.
7. Click on the green play button under the Immediate Backup section to start the backup process.
Backup Now | Zmanda
Backup Now
Once the backup is triggered, you will automatically be redirected to the Monitor screen. You can observe the progress of your backup under the Status column for the current date and time.
Once the backup is complete, the Status column will display Success, and the Complete column will display a green tick mark as shown.
Monitor page | Zmanda
Monitor page