How to backup your data to DDN

DataDirect Networks (DDN) provides cloud storage solutions for big data and unstructured data. Founded in 1988 through a merger, they later developed "DDN Federal," which formalizes collaboration between it, the US Government, and Intelligence agencies. In 2013 DDN provided the storage system for the Cray Titan super-computer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

On this page How to set up a new DDN account How to backup to DDN How to restore from DDN

DDN's WOS storage solution is designed to adapt to perpetual growth. It features a simplified deployment scheme that covers several data access protocols, including S3. DDN also provides a wide variety of data-protection methods.

Backup4all can access your DDN WOS storage through the S3 Compatible protocol.

How to set up a new DDN account

To create a new DDN account, please follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Follow the steps to contact a DDN representative and set up an account.

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How to backup to DDN

Steps to follow:

1. Open Backup4all and select File->New (Ctrl+N).

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2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field, then press Next.

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3. On "Where do you want to save the backup?", select S3 Compatible as the backup destination.

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4. After selecting S3 Compatible, you need to choose the S3 server. Some of the settings will be filled in, just enter the other credentials. Then press Next.

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5. On "What do you want to backup?" add the backup sources. Press Next.

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6. On "How do you want to backup?" you can choose the backup type. Here you can also enable backup encryption. Press Next.

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7. On "When do you want to backup?" you can set the backup job to run automatically on specific days and at specified times.

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8. Press Save -> Save and run.

How to restore from DDN


Steps to follow:

1. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File->Open from.

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2. Select S3 Compatible, then choose DDN. Configure the DDN account.

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3. After the DDN account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in the destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.

4. Press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. The original location is selected by default.
On the same page, you can choose the way in which to restore. You can also filter files before restoring. If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date back to which you want to restore. Press Next.

5. Press Finish to start the restoration process.

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Applies to:

Backup4all 7.x


NEW: Backup4All 7.4.479