How to backup your data to Scality

Scality is a global reaching company which specializes in object storage technology. Scality's primary product is called RING, which is a software package that deploys on standard x86 servers and manages objects and files.

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

Scality offers an S3 Compatible server called S3 Connector. This one is the first AWS S3-compatible server if its kind. It supports S3 Buckets and Object API, encryption, TLS or SSL security, and much more. Scality also provides cross-region replication support, offering asynchronous replication without deviating from the specifications set by Amazon.

Backup4all can access your Scality storage through the S3 Compatible protocol.


How to set up a new Scality account

Go to https://www.scality.com/trial/

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How to backup to Scality

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 Scality

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 Scality. Configure the Scality account.

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3. After the Scality 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

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