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Online Destination: S3 Compatible


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Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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Backup4all supports backing up to S3 Compatible. This is a practical backup destination because the backed up data can be easily accessed from any other computer with an Internet connection. Select the S3 Compatible option from the Where do you want to save your backup? section to be able to configure the backup to S3 Compatible.
The following Amazon S3 Compatible clouds can be selected as backup destination: Akaza, Aruba Cloud, Backblaze B2, Caringo, CenturyLink, Cisco, Claudian, Connectia, Constant, DDN, dinCloud, Dream Objects, Dunkel, T Cloud, Exoscale, Green Qloud, HGST, Hitachi, HostEurope, IDC Frontier, LeoNovus, Mandic, Minio, NetApp, NiftyClouds, Numergy, QNAP, Revera, Scality, Seeweb, SwiftStack, ThinkOn, Tiscali, vCloud Air, Verizon, Walrus and Zettagrid. You can also use a custom S3 Compatible server by entering the specific information.


Use configuration
You can select an already defined S3 Compatible configuration given that you added one in the File->Options->Online connections->S3 Compatible window. All the fields will be filled with the information from the configuration file. If no configuration was previously defined, you will have to enter the other details. Select the Lock checkbox to make this configuration not-editable and responsive to changes made to the defined configuration file. If you leave it unchecked, then this configuration will be considered to be custom.

S3 server - Select from the dropdown list the S3 compatible server you want to use

Endpoint - Enter the endpoint for your selected server. For some servers, the endpoint will be filled automatically, otherwise you need to manually enter it.

Access ID - In this field you have to enter the access key ID for your account.

Secret key - Type here the secret access key for your account.

Region - Select a region from the list, where your backups will be stored.

Signature - Select the signature version for your server.

Bucket - Type the bucket name you want to use as backup destination.

Folder - In this field you have to select the folder where you want to store the backups. If no folder is selected the backup will be stored in the root of your S3 Compatible account.

Storage class - Here you can select a different storage class than the default one you configured in your account.
By pressing the Test button you can check to see if the settings you have entered are correct. If the test was successful, The S3 Compatible connection was tested successfully message will be displayed.

Save configuration - pressing this button will save the online configuration, so you can use it again for other backup jobs. To view/edit the saved configurations, go to File->Options->Online connections.