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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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The Google Cloud Storage page of the Options window (accessible from the File, Options->Online connections menu item) contains Google Cloud Storage settings.
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When Google Cloud Storage server not ready
The first number (Retry option) indicates how many times the application tries to access the destination server if it is not available. By default this option is set to 5 attempts. The second number (wait option) indicates how many seconds to wait between two consecutive attempts to access the destination location. By default this option is set to 60 seconds. This option is useful when the destination Google Cloud Storage server has restrictions (i.e. only 2 users logged in the same time, no. of accesses etc.) and insures that if the Google Cloud Storage server cannot accept your connection, it will not be "hammered" by sending log-in requests frequently.

Configurations
The File->Options->Online connections->Google Cloud Storage window allows you to define Google Cloud Storage configurations that can be used on the Destination page in the New Backup Wizard or Backup Properties windows. You can add, edit, copy or delete an Google Cloud Storage connection using this window.
In order to add a new Google Cloud Storage connection press the Add button. The Define Google Cloud Storage configuration window will appear in the list and you can enter the other settings for this connection.

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General

Configuration name
Enter here an arbitrary name for the connection. By default the New Google Cloud Storage configuration name is assigned.

Settings
  • Access Key ID - In this field you have to enter the access key ID for your Google Cloud Storage account
  • Secret Access Key - In this field you have to enter the Secret Access Key for your Google Cloud Storage account
  • Region - select a region from the list, where your backups will be stored
  • Bucket - In this field you need to enter the bucket to be used as destination. You can also create a new bucket if you type its name and press Create button. If you already have the bucket created outside Backup4all, please make sure you also select the correct region for it.
  • Folder - In this field you have to enter the folder where you want to store the backups. If the folder does not exist, it will be created.
  • Storage class - Select the storage class you want to use. You can choose between:
  • Default - uses the default storage class configured in your Google Cloud Storage account
  • Regional Storage - used to store frequently accessed data in the same region as your Google Cloud DataProc or Google Compute Engine.
  • Multi-Regional Storage - used to store data that is frequently accessed ("hot" objects) around the world, such as serving website content, streaming videos, or gaming and mobile applications.
  • Nearline Storage - used to store data you do not expect to access frequently
  • Coldline Storage - used to store data you expect to access infrequently
Note: If you configured a new Google Cloud Storage location or you edit an existing one, you should use the Test button to see if the Google Cloud Storage settings are correct. If the test was successful, The Google Cloud Storage connection was tested successfully message will be displayed.